AirCheck India tracks music airplay on commercial stations

Mumbai, 4 July 2008 - For the first time in India, a comprehensive airplay chart of songs on popular radio stations across the country has been compiled by an authoritative source. AirCheck™ India, the radio monitoring service provided by Radio Computing Services, has analyzed airplay of popular songs in the first six months of 2008 and has condensed the results into a chart of the Twenty Most Popular Songs on Radio in India.

The AirCheck India T20 from 1st January to 30th June 2008
Rank - Title - Movie - Artist - Label
1 - Pehli Nazar Mein - Race - Atif Aslam -Tips Music
2 - Zara Sa - Jannat - KK - SonyBMG
3 - Race Saanson Ki - Race - Neeraj & Sunidhi Chauhan - Tips Music
4 - Zara Zara Touch Me - Race - Monali - Tips Music
5 - Jashn-E-Baharaan - Jodhaa Akbar - Javed Ali - UTV Music
6 - Tum Se Hi - Jab We Met - Mohit Chauhan - T-Series
7 - Mauja Hi Mauja - Jab We Met - Mika Singh - T-Series
8 - Yeh Ishq Hai - Jab We Met - Shreya Ghoshal - T-Series
9 - Kholo Kholo - Taare Zameen Par - Raman Mahadevan - T-Series
10 - Uncha Lamba Kad - Welcome - Anand Raj Anand - Junglee Music
11 - Break Free - Krazzy 4 - Vishal Dadlani - T-Series
12 - Chhaliya - Tashan - Sunidhi Chauhan & Piyush Mishra - YRF Music
13 - Bum Bum Bole - Taare Zameen Par - Shaan & Aamir Khan - T-Series
14 - Ajab Si Ajab - Om Shanti Om - KK - T-Series
15 - Judai - Jannat - Kamran Ahmed - SonyBMG
16 - Khwab Dekhe (Sexy Lady) - Race Monali & Neeraj - Tips Music
17 - Kiya Kiya - Welcome - Anand Raj Anand & Shweta Pandit - Junglee Music
18 - Taare Zameen Par - Taare Zameen Par - Shankar Mahadevan & Others - T-Series
19 - Dil Haara Re - Tashan - Sukhvinder Singh - YRF Music
20 - Khwaja Mere Khwaja - Jodhaa Akbar - A R Rehman - UTV Music
Top Twenty most frequently played songs, as measured per airplay between 1st January and 30th June 2008 on 69 radio stations in 13 cities in India. Powered by AirCheck™ India © Copyright 2008 Aircheck India. All Rights Reserved

Such charts are a standard media fixture and resource in many media markets around the world. But until now, in India airplay charts of this kind were not available in a systematic fashion.

AirCheck India is in a unique position to compile the relevant data, as it monitors 69 commercial radio stations in India's 13 largest cities. Such information is of particular interest to the radio stations themselves, to the recording industry and to anybody who sells or markets popular music.

In addition to the Most Popular Songs overall, AirCheck intends to compile charts relating particularly to English language songs, to Bollywood titles and to Hindi Pop. AirCheck also already gathers airplay information relating to Bengali, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada songs.

About RCS

RCS (Radio Computing Services) is the world's leading provider of broadcast and Webcast software, serving over 9,000 radio stations, TV music channels, cable companies, satellite music networks and Internet stations worldwide. RCS serves clients in 100 countries from its 23 offices around the world, providing round-the-clock 24/7 global support. In India, RCS serves broadcasters, among them many of the recently licensed FM radio stations, through its subsidiary RCS (India) Pvt. Ltd., founded in 2002.

For more information contact Nilesh Kolapkar by phone at +91-22-2636 3366 or by email at nilesh@rcs-india.co.in


About RCS

RCS software is used by more than 14,500 radio stations, TV music channels, cable companies, satellite music networks and Internet stations worldwide. RCS is the world's largest broadcast software company. The company also provides broadcasters and webcasters tools and expertise and also develops real-time audio recognition technology.