Royalty Exchange is rolling out a new chart, Hot Hitmakers, that recognizes the songwriters behind the hottest hits of each month. The Hot Hitmakers chart will rank the top 20 songwriters responsible for the top hits of each month. Data for the chart is gathered by analyzing the Billboard Hot 100 each month and surfacing the songwriter data behind each track. The songwriters will be listed in order of their influence on the charts for the month, along with the songs they’ve written and the artists who recorded it.
For October 2016, Tyler Joseph tops the chart, having penned three tracks for twenty one pilots, including “Cancer,” “Heathens,” and “Ride.” Shane McAnally lands at No. 13, having penned “Different For Girls” (Dierks Bentley ft. Elle King), “Vice” (Miranda Lambert), and “I Met A Girl” (William Michael Morgan). Josh Osborne lands at No. 14 (Kenny Chesney’s “Setting The World On Fire,” Lambert’s “Vice,” and Sam Hunt’s “Make You Miss Me”) while Ross Copperman also makes the Top 20, at No. 18, with Brett Eldredge’s “Wanna Be That Song,” LOCASH’s “I Know Somebody,” and Chesney’s “Setting The World On Fire.”
Royalty Exchange is compiling the chart because it believes songwriters deserve more recognition. The company helps artists and other rightsholders raise money by connecting them to private investors interested in buying royalties and providing royalty advances. Songwriters working with Royalty Exchange have raised over $3 million through auctions this year.
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