About TEXAS Regional Radio Report
The time came for a resource information project that would present a larger more comprehensive tool available to assist in the development of an enormous and growing number of Texas' Talent.
In January 2004, the Texas Regional Radio Report was initiated and made available to all interested in the Texas Music Industry. This chart-based publication was developed to bring credible recognition to the sizeable assortment of music being played in this "regional" market. It has a purpose to help promote Texas Music and the artists that perform that music throughout the great region of Texas…and beyond. It can assist in the development of an artists’ recording career by authenticating the activity of their music being played within the Texas Regional radio network as well as give the artist a sense of direction and conviction in the Texas music scene.
While the Texas Regional Radio Report supports and promotes the Texas Artists, it also understands that an extreme variety of "Texas Music" is released to radio daily. Likewise, we know that "Texas Music" is not the only music regional Texas radio is receiving and playing in a 24 hour clock. Radio programming is offering to it's listeners all combinations, styles and sounds of music be it Texas, Nashville, Mainstream, Country, Country Rock or Americana while not forgetting the definitive historical sounds of Texas Swing … all of which melts together into music for the World!
To have the visual inventory of radio airplay, the TRRR initially featured TWO charts. A "Texas Only" Chart which will reflect the song activity of "Texas Red Dirt" Artists and the "Top 75 All*Inclusive" Chart that will track everything the reporting panel reports to TRRR. However, in the beginning of 2009, we expanded the "Texas 50 Only" chart to a "TOP 100" chart plus an additional 15 bubbling under slots we call "The Next 15". The total 115 slots will allow more Texas/Red Dirt Regional artists to be recognized.... quicker!
"Texas Only" - Texas Red Dirt Artists are defined as born, bred and/or living in Texas/Oklahoma (possibly considering those folks paying property taxes in either state as well) and does not count those entertainers passing thru stopping long enough for our 72oz steak in Amarillo or the infamous Texas Style Chicken Fried Steak found border to border.... however it would be beneficial to you - for consideration as a Texas Red Dirt artist - if your "gig" itinerary included at least 30% playing dates - open to the public - in this TRRR Region. Label affiliation is not considered a situation as major and independent labels both roster Texas Artists. Our brethren from our immediate surrounding borders are also considered for this chart... We are... the Texas "Regional" Radio Chart.
The "Top 75 All*Inclusive" Chart will not only show how all music reported charts but will allow the Texas Artist to compare how his or her project measures up in the total scheme of the country music airplay. It also demonstrates to marketing, sales and distribution that Texas Artists can be shelved with other country music inventory available to the record buying public.
All charts are published weekly. The charts are compiled from accumulated total airplay spins or rotations submitted weekly from the TRRR reporting panel. The panel is comprised from radio stations, special and syndicated programs, qualified internet radio stations. There will be terms and limitations on those tunes losing momentum in the current chart. If a tune occupies chart space for an excessive period of time... 24 wks or longer and between the chart numbers of 26-115 or has 3+ consecutive weeks of declining spins counts or chart position, that song will be removed to a corresponding Recurrent Chart as an effort to help maintain an active and fresh reflection of what is being played in Texas. This will also help increase and build NEW and developing Texas Red Dirt Artists. If there is a tie for any particular weeks total spin counts then the song with the greater increase in spins will receive the higher numbered slot on the chart. Should the songs still be tied, then the song with a greater number of new station adds will prevail. However, should there still be a tie after two tie-breakers, then whichever artist has the most number 3's in their Texas license plate will prevail... If there are no number 3's in the license plate ...... then the first artist that can call TRRR and correctly tell us where Gottabachertschnoggin, Texas is located will prevail! Good Luck!
Fair and Balanced Reporting Results: In late 2006 after it was found that unfair practices were being executed, a level playing ground stipulation was created that would limit the number of stations any one programmer or consultant had the authority to report a spin count which could potentially control the final spin count result on any given weeks chart result for any reported song or title. It was decided at that time, that a limit of three reporting stations controlled by one programmer or consultant would be fair and balanced and eliminate any controlling aspect of a charts results given intentional or unintentional. This stipulation may be reviewed in the future for continuation or revision.
While you're in the website, be sure to visit the charts. You'll love the size of our charts because they allow a quicker opportunity for you, our industry and the fans of Texas Red Dirt Music to see your song charted in a Texas chart. We appreciate you stopping by to see what the Texas Regional Radio Report is all about.