ABOUT THE CHART
All Charts are compiled based on both physical and digital singles sales from music retailers throughout the country.
To be eligible for the New Zealand Artist Singles and Album Charts, the music has to be made by New Zealanders. "Made" means "performed or recorded" and "New Zealander" means "New Zealand citizen or resident".
An independent agent, Radioscope, collects the raw retail sales data on which The New Zealand Music Chart is based. Radioscope compiles the charts using the sales information it has collected.
Gold and Platinum Certifications Singles. These are awarded on the basis of over the counter physical single sales and digital sales direct to the consumer.
Gold and Platinum Certifications Albums. These are awarded on the basis of wholesale sales to retailers.
The qualifying numbers are:
LICENSING CHART DATA
CHART RULES AND CODES
A set of rules and a member's code (available for download at bottom of page) ensures consistency and legitimacy of the data. All heads of major record companies have signed the rules on behalf of their staff as have those retailers providing data.
CHART RETURN STORES
If you wish to participate as a chart return store for the official New Zealand chart please contact Paul Kennedy at Radioscope by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone 0800 022711.
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