The Official Charts reflect the highest-selling and streaming songs of the week and are based on a combination of physical and digital sales and on-demand audio streams collated from music providers throughout the country. The Hot Charts also include radio airplay and reflect the songs achieving the greatest week-on-week growth.

Recorded Music NZ collects the raw retail and streaming data on which the Official New Zealand Music Charts are based. For a detailed explanation of the processes and methodology applied, please refer to the Official Charts rules (below).


Gold and Platinum certifications are awarded on the basis of over-the-counter retail sales and streaming data.

Current qualifying thresholds are:

  Gold Platinum
Singles 15,000 30,000
Albums 7,500 15,000
DVD 2,500 5,000



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.


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.


If you are a music retailer or streaming provider and would like to regularly submit data for the Official NZ Music Charts please contact Paul Kennedy at paul@recordedmusic.co.nz or by telephone on (021) 181 9944.

If you are an artist and would like to submit one-off gig sales or other direct-to-consumer sales, please download the Venue Settlement Form linked below for more information, and contact Paul Kennedy at paul@recordedmusic.co.nz or by telephone on (021) 181 9944 if you have any additional questions.

Download the Venue Settlement Form for chart returns.

Download the Official New Zealand Music Charts rules.