Twitter Rankings Back On Track

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Nashville music trade publication MusicRow and new media marketing group AristoWorks have re-launched a chart to track Country music artists’ popularity among Twitter users.

MusicRow’s Country Twitter Chart first debuted in June 2009 and has consistently been a top traffic destination at www.musicrow.com. Recently Twitter made changes to its Active Programming Interface (API) which temporarily “broke” the chart. The twitter rankings list—alive and well, once again—has returned with plans to introduce new features that will make it even more valuable as an industry tool.

“This system really stems from a simple idea, but gives labels, managers and new media marketers a unique benchmark for where their brands stack up against others,” says AristoWorks New Media Director Jon Walker.

The chart shows the Top 75 country artists ranked by number of followers. Each entry also contains links to the artist’s Twitter page and a graph showing growth and predictions for future progress. Artists who are not listed, but believe they qualify should contact MusicRow Chart Director Jon Freeman. ([email protected]).

“We are excited to get this resource back in the hands of our readers,” said Publisher David M. Ross. “We’re also itching to unveil its next evolution. Stay tuned.”

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David M. Ross has been covering Nashville's music industry for over 25 years. [email protected]

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