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BREATHING IN AIRPLAY:
YEAR-END MEDIABASE CHARTS

Here’s a Recap of the Year in Radio From the Numbers Crunchers at Mediabase
Joe Riccitelli’s RCA Records promo team topped the Overall Mediabase label chart share with 19.4%, #1 at Top 40 (22.9%) and Urban AC (33.6%); #2 at Rhythmic (17.9%), Urban (21.4%), Hot AC (16.9%), Active Rock (10.2%) and Alternative (12.2%); #3 at Mainstream Rock (12.7%), and #4 at AC (11.3%) and Triple A (7.1%).  Top acts included #1 Urban star Chris Brown; R. Kelly, Charlie Wilson and Marsha Ambrosius (Urban AC); Pink (Hot AC), the Foo Fighters (Mainstream Rock, Alternative Rock) and Cage the Elephant (Alternative)… Joel Klaiman’s Universal Republic troops were #2 Overall, #1 at Rhythmic (21.9%) and Urban (21.5%), #2 at Urban AC (10.6%) and Triple A (11.6%) and #4 at Hot AC (9.2%). Its top airplay getters were Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne (Rhythmic, Urban), KEM (#1 Urban AC) and Florence + the Machine (Triple A)…Interscope finished #3 in Overall Label Chart Marketshare (12.8%), #1 at Hot AC (Maroon 5) and #2 at Top 40 (17.4%)… Rick Sackheim’s Island Def Jam finished fourth Overall (11.3%), #3 at Top 40 (11.2%), #3 Rhythmic (17.2%) and Urban (19.7%). The label’s Most Played acts included Rihanna (#1 Rhythmic) and Neon Trees (#9 Alternative)… Greg Thompson’s Team Capitol promo was fifth Overall (8.7%), #1 at AC (15.2%), Triple A (17.6%) and Country (13.8%), #3 at Hot AC (11.5%), #2 at Mainstream Rock (13.0%), #3 at Alternative (7.5%), and #4 at Top 40 (10.4%) and Active Rock (9.5%). Katy Perry led the way as the label artist boasting the most airplay at AC and Hot AC, with the Decemberists #3 at Triple APeter Gray’s Warner Bros. promotion cartel landed at #7 Overall (5.5%),  #1 at Active Rock (14.0%) and Alternative (15.2%), with its chief airplay gainers Avenged Sevenfold (#1 Active Rock, #5 Mainstream Rock), The Black Keys (#2 Alternative) Disturbed (#5 Active Rock), and Jill Scott (#5 Urban AC)…Lee Leipsner’s Columbia Records pluggers finished #8 Overall (5.4%), #2 AC (15.2%), #3 Triple A and #5 Hot AC (8.7%).  Adele led the way, finishing #9 (Top 40), #7 (AC), #6 (Hot AC) and #2 (Triple A). In addition, Train finished #3 at AC, while Foster the People went Top 5 at Alternative… Mike Easterlin’s Roadrunner Records landed at #9 Overall (5.0%), thanks to a #1 finish at Mainstream Rock (13.9%), with Stone Sour #2 Most Played, #3 at Active Rock (10.0%), where the band was #3, and Top 5 Alternative (7.3%), where breakthrough act Young the Giant led the way at #8… Rounding out the Top 10 was Erik Olesen’s Epic Records (2.0%), #5 at AC (9.2%), its biggest airplay act The Script, #4 at AC… Justin Fontaine’s Hollywood Records promo peeps hit the Top 10 AC chart (3.3%), thanks in large part to Plain White T’s hit single, “Rhythm of Love,” #11 on the year-end chart… The indies were pretty active, too, with Daniel GlassGlassnote Records, which ended up #6 at Alternative (6.5%), thanks to #1 Most Played at the format Mumford & Sons, whose Grammy-nominated “The Cave” finished #4 on the year-end chart…eOne landed at #10 Urban (1.1%) and #4 Urban AC (7.6%), while Jeff KwatinetzProspect Park landed at #9 Mainstream Rock (3.8%), thanks to Five Finger Death Punch, #9 Most Played Artist of the year…

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