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Music World

Music is a universal language. Proof of this is the existence of music world charts, all presenting data gathered from different countries and by people who share common love for music. Compiling a music world chart that encompasses various countries is a difficult task. It requires a great deal of research and immersion into the music world of every country.

This is why instead of creating a single music world chart to rank the popular songs in select countries, a lot of nations publish music charts that have a nation-wide range and coverage. This way, country-specific data are easily compiled and presented to researchers, musicologists and lovers of the music world. To enable worldwide access, most music world charts from different countries are found on the Internet. Below are some information on country or region-specific music world chart publishers:

Music world chart: Australia

The Australian Recording Industry Association or ARIA is a trade group that is recognised as the official publisher of charts to represent Australia's music world. ARIA has weekly, monthly and annual publications of Australian music world charts which they release online and in hard print. Some of the Australian music world charts published by ARIA include weekly top 100 singles and albums, weekly top 40 best-selling digital tracks and top 20 dance and country releases.

Music world chart: Italy

One of the well-known and official publishers of Italian music world charts is the Federation of Italian Music Industry or FIMI. FIMI is an umbrella organisation that monitors and deals all matters related to the Italian recording industry. FIMI has yet to add English translations of the information on their website. But with the help of online translation tools, you'll be able to find Italian music world charts which show sales rankings on different music genres being sold in Italy.

Music world chart: New Zealand

The Recording Industry Association of New Zealand or RIANZ is a non-profit trade association composed of recording artists, producers and distributors in New Zealand. All record labels operating in New Zealand are invited to join the association to share information and produce music world charts based on data that are representative of the country. Some of the charts that RIANZ publishes include the top 40 singles and albums charts which are released weekly and annually. RIANZ is also the official publisher of New Zealand singles and albums charts.

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