Ö3 Austria Top 40

The Ö3 Austria Top 40 is a weekly survey of the best-selling current song. They are the main singles charts in Austria. The accompanying charts is the same week on Ö3, the third radio program of the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation aired. Transmission time is Friday 19-22 clock. The Ö3 Austria Top 40 is no airplay charts such as the gotv Austrian ranking ( which takes into account the airplay in its evaluation), but sales charts - are counted all sales from the Austrian record retailers and the selling downloadable files of the largest Internet portals country.

Radio Presentation

From 1980 to 7 January 1990 was a Sunday evening, the mixed listeners and sales hit parade with selectable been sent. She had first one hour 15 chart positions and six Firsts, the longest time then two hours with 25 chart positions and eight Firsts.

Ö3 Top 30

On 12 January 1990, the pure sales charts Ö3 Top -30 was introduced to Ö3. It was Friday night presented by Udo Huber and lasted two hours. The first number 1 of the sales charts was the title of All Around the World by Lisa Stansfield. The sales data collection as a basis for the program was to early 1999 conducted by the copyright society Austro Mechana, which is responsible for the royalties of mechanical reproduction.

Ö3 Austria Top 40

On 15 September 1995 the sales charts on 40 seats and the broadcast time was expanded to three hours. The Ö3 Austria Top 40 were formed. The sales data acquisition as the basis for the mission first continue to be conducted by the copyright society Austro Mechana and since April 1999, the data of the company Media Control can be determined.

Time to Say Goodbye ( Sarah Brightman & Andrea Bocelli ), so named on 10 January 1997, the number 3 of the Ö3 Austria Top 40 With this title goodbye "Mr. Hit Parade "Udo Huber as longtime host of the Austrian charts. He was succeeded by Martina Kaiser, the moderated to 28 December 2001. Then took Matthias Euler role until 30 April 2004 and was replaced by Gustav Götz, who hosted his final broadcast on March 14, 2014. Since March 21, 2014 moderated Elke light Egger.

Television presentation

On television, the first launched in December 1982 monthly charts was The Big 10 with Udo Huber continued. She was after Musikantenstadl the second Austrian mission which toured after the fall of the Iron Curtain in young democracies, 1990 in Bratislava. After quota losses took over in 1992 Dominic Heinzl moderation and 1993, the show was set.

As of January 15, 2000 broadcast ( radio, television, Internet ) has been with the television program Ö3 Austria Top 40 early Saturday afternoon, the brand for " tri-media ". In the show, most of the videos of the highest newcomer, Austrian songs and the Top 3 were shown. Until the annual charts on December 29, 2001, the television program was alternatingly moderated Euler role of Martina Kaiser and Matthias. As of January 2002, moderated Euler - alone role until the show was set in the same year.

2003 arena was broadcast for the first time. This time not moderated people but cartoon characters the show. The number one was then determined by sales and TED -voting. However, this mission was below their expectations, so it was discontinued.

The last chart show was play music, hosted nearly 8 weeks ago by Boris uranium. Since all charts broadcasts flopped, the ORF decided to hire them.

On YouTube, there is sometimes a Austria Top 40 Videocast with celebrity interviews. Most popular video with a scooter fall of Daniel Schuhmacher reached over 320,000 views .. This video was even broadcast on numerous TV stations and formed the basis for a top headline in many newspapers.

Collection of Charts

The survey is conducted by the company Media Control. Media Control marketed the publishing rights of the data obtained from it. The data will be published both in industry magazines such as music market, as well as in popular media such as the weekly news or on the websites of Ö3. The absolute sales figures are never published.

For the charts include those sales, which makes the consumer in the trade. In this case, only the sales of essential music shops that meet certain criteria, considered in the survey chart. The data will be collected weekly and sent electronically to Media Control Austria. Quantities sold are not transferred from one week to the next week.

Until January 2001, actually only the top 40 of the respective record sales were reported, since each 75 single- and long-play and 20 compilation positions are determined in Austria. On 16 March 2003, the DVD top ten were added. Since early March 2005 digital downloads from download stores such as iTunes are involved in the rating. To this end, in March 2007 also includes mobile music downloads, since November 2007, titles are counted that are available exclusively as a digital download. The first song that was on this way to the number -one hit is All Summer Long by Kid Rock. The increasing success of streaming services was worn in 2014 invoice. With the charts of 14 February flowing even those songs, which were accessed through premium Music subscription (minimum length 30 seconds) were retrieved in the singles charts.

Meanwhile at the singles dominate the digital sales and 2010, the proportion was 73 %, with Austria is here in Europe below the average. In the albums, the CDs were still predominant, which also was Austria with a digital share of 6 %, far behind other countries.