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.

CERTIFICATIONS

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:

  Gold Platinum
Singles 7,500 15,000
Albums 7,500 15,000
Music DVD 2,500 5,000

 

LICENSING CHART DATA

If you are interested in reproducing the Chart data (such as publishing or broadcasting), please see our Terms Of Use page for further information and contact Recorded Music New Zealand Limited on (09) 360 5085.

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 paulkennedy@radioscope.co.nz or by telephone 0800 022711.

Download the Venue Settlement Form for chart returns.

Download the official New Zealand music chart rules.