Top-3 Annual Airplay Charts 2020

The year 2020 is history and so is the airplay chart year 2020. During the last months, radio shows did not miss one song: 'Blinding Lights' by The Weeknd. This song leads the annual charts in Germany and Austria and also tops the annual airplay charts Europe with an incredible lead of over 50% more chart points than second-place title 'Breaking Me' by Topic & A7S.

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Germany’s 2019 yearly airplay charts

In 2017, Ed Sheeran dominated Germany's airplay charts. For his latest album, the singer/songwriter picked 22 guest musicians for support. The collaborations were so successful that Ed Sheeran is also top in several categories in the current annual report. But once again the British superstar missed the award 'most successful artist of the year' which 2019 goes to rising star Ava Max. The current yearly airplay charts can be viewed at as of right now.

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Germany’s 2018 yearly airplay charts

In 2018, EDM titles dominated Germany's airplay charts. All 3 airplay hits had been produced by a well-known DJ. The most successful artist of the year, however, is not a DJ but a songwriter, who achieved a breakthrough also as singer just at the end of 2017. The current yearly airplay charts can be viewed at as of right now.

ARD and MusicTrace go into extra time

The Erlangen-based market research company MusicTrace will also provide the airplay evaluations for programme planning and programme analysis for public radio programs from 2018 onwards. The ARD broadcasters under the leadership of the SWR therefore continue to rely on the expertise of the market leader in radio recording.

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Germany’s 2017 yearly airplay charts

2017 was the year of Ed Sheeran. “Shape of You” is not just Germany’s airplay hit for 2017. The Brit is also top in artist rankings and other categories. The current yearly airplay charts can be viewed at as of right now.

Germany’s 2016 yearly airplay charts

2016 was the year of singer-songwriter Sia, who delivered the most successful radio hit in Germany with “Cheap Thrills”. Sia was also able to score a spot at the top of the artist rankings. But there were also a few categories where the Australian had to yield to other musicians. The current yearly airplay charts can be viewed at as of right now.

MusicTrace and Telamo extend their collaboration

As early as 2012, shortly after Telamo was founded, the pop hit label entered into an agreement with MusicTrace regarding the issue of airplay charts, broadcasting use data and other analyses related to airplay. Now the leading service provider for airplay data in Germany and Telamo, one of the biggest pillars of hit pop and folk music, have extended their work together.

Official chart provider GfK Entertainment and MusicTrace begin cooperation in music sales and airplay

With the official German charts and official German airplay charts created on behalf of the Bundesverband Musikindustrie, GfK Entertainment and MusicTrace provide the reserve currencies for the music market in Germany. Now the chart observers have announced the beginning of a partnership. Starting immediately, analyses from both providers will be integrated and made available to the customers of both. This guarantees a 360 degree overview of the performance of musical artists in the sales and radio play channels.

Yearly airplay charts now available on

The 2015 yearly airplay chart was dominated by EDM titles. One of these rising stars is Felix Jaehn, who managed to land a Top 3 hit in Germany, Austria and Switzerland with his deep-house remix of Omi’s “Cheerleader”, and earned another spot in the Top 10 for all three countries with “Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better)”. All yearly charts can be found for free on as of right now.

Effective immediately, the official German Airplay charts will be provided by MusicTrace

The Bundesverband Musikindustrie (BVMI-Federal Music Industry) yesterday announced that MusicTrace will be the new provider for the official German Airplay charts. So MusicTrace is replacing the company Bach Technology after two years.

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IFPI Austria names MusicTrace official Airplay Charts provider

The Association of the Austrian Music Industry - IFPI Austria has, since September 1, determined the airplay charts of MusicTrace GmbH. With this, the German company replaces the previous provider Nielsen Music Control.

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German major labels get airplay analyses from MusicTrace

Since as early as 2007, MusicTrace has supplied the major labels Universal Music and Sony Music with airplay charts and other related analyses. In the new year, the market researcher from Erlangen was able to continue expanding their successful course in Germany, and gain both EMI Music and Warner Music Group as clients. Now all major labels trust in the established MusicTrace service.

MusicTrace receives startup prize from the Chamber of Commerce (IHK) for “Market Success and Innovation”

In the presence of the Minister of Education and Research, Annette Schavan, MusicTrace GmbH was honoured in Nuremberg with the 2009 IHK Gründerpreis, a prize for startup companies. Along with technical innovations in airplay monitoring, the jury was especially impressed by their successful market penetration in a short period of time.

Radio ENERGY and MusicTrace collaborate

The private ENERGY radio network works with MusicTrace GmbH. The partners have entered into a long-term agreement concerning airplay data. The stations that belong to Radio NRJ GmbH, ENERGY Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Nuremberg and Stuttgart will be relying on the airplay charts determined by MusicTrace for their programming in the future.

MusicTrace wins major labels as new clients

After Sony BMG, now Universal has also entered into a premium long-term agreement with MusicTrace regarding airplay data. This means that MusicTrace, after just a short time, already occupies a majority of the total market in Germany.

MusicTrace GmbH gains PhotoNet as a licensee for their watermark solutions

MusicTrace GmbH has managed to acquire another prominent licensee. As of October 2006, PhotoNet GmbH will rely on the Erlangen company’s watermarks in their music promotion network. PhotoNet plans to use these for protection against illegally sharing music titles without imposing restrictions on users.

MusicTrace is the New Official Compiler of Airplay Charts in Switzerland

Since January 2006, MusicTrace GmbH, based in Erlangen, Germany, is officially responsible for airplay monitoring in Switzerland. A corresponding contract was recently signed by MusicTrace and the Swiss National Association of the IFPI.

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Nominated for the German startup prize in the Concept category, 2005

MusicTrace GmbH, from Erlangen, is nominated for the German startup prize in the Concept category, 2005.