BritAsia TV ties up with Official Charts Company for Punjabi chart

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BritAsiaTV has announced an exciting new partnership with the Official Charts Company, in launching the world’s first Official Punjabi Chart Show.

Punjabi music consumption has grown exponentially over the last few decades, cementing itself as the dominant South Asian music genre across India. With the roots of modern-day Punjabi music firmly entrenched in the UK, BritAsia TV will be working alongside the Official Charts Company to establish the first Punjabi music chart in the world compiled using official data from all major streaming and download platforms including Apple Music, Spotify and YouTube. Data will also be gathered from sales of Punjabi music from Base HD, Booksolve, Amazon.co.uk, EA, Easons, Gardners HD, Heffers Sound, HMV, HMV HD, HUT Group HD, Proper HD, Recordstore.co.uk HD, UCA, Warner Music HD, WHSmith, Zoom HD, Asda, Morrisons, Sainsburys, Sainsbury Local, Tesco, Tesco Express, Waitrose.

The Official Charts Company, formed in 1952, compiles more than 50 charts including a vast array of music genre charts and the Official Charts for the home entertainment industry. Its data is drawn from a highly complex tracking service, which accounts for sales of physical, digital downloads and streaming. Most notably, the Official Charts company compiles the UK’s Official Singles Chart as heard on BBC Radio 1 every Friday.

BritAsia TV, the platform leader for British Asian Music, fashion and Lifestyle, broadcasts across the UK on Sky and Virgin Media. Alongside it’s engaging and inspiring television platform, BritAsia TV also holds several extravagant annual events of international interest, attracting fans in their tens of thousands. A platform for British Asians from all cultural and religious backgrounds, BritAsia TV offers a platform, supporting and celebrating the very best British Asian talent.

Martin Talbot, CEO of the Official Charts Company said, “We are very excited to be working with BritAsia TV as they launch the Official Punjabi Chart Show. It’s great to be able to provide sales and streaming data to create a unique chart for music lovers of the diverse Punjabi genre.”

Tony Shergill, CEO of BritAsia TV, said, “BritAsia TV has always been at the forefront of representing British Asian talent, offering a premier platform for people to listen to the best South Asian Influenced music. It’s important to validate this and have an independent source that has collated data from a variety of platforms such as Spotify and Apple, in order to give credibility to music artists. We are thrilled to be partnering with the Official Charts Company, in recognising and supporting talent from the Punjabi music industry.”

Raj, Presenter of the Official Punjabi Chart Show, added: “I am delighted to be a part of this project, and would like to thank BritAsia TV for giving me the opportunity to present the first ever Official Punjabi Music Chart Show compiled by the Official Charts Company. This chart show provides clarity and shines a bright light on hit Punjabi records and popular artists using a well-respected system of data collation.”

‘The Official Punjabi Chart’ will air from Sunday 3rd November.

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