The Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) has launched the CIMA 20 and CIMA 40 music charts that rank the success of homegrown and independent artists in the market here.
Data is provided by US music analytics firm BuzzAngle, which operates a satellite office in Toronto.
The CIMA 20 charts the top 20 Canadian independent artists' album packages using a combination of sales and streams in Canada. CIMA 40 ranks the top Canadian and international independent artist albums using the same metrics mix.
"CIMA is thrilled to partner with BuzzAngle Music to deliver the CIMA 20 and CIMA 40 weekly charts for the independent music community," CIMA President Stuart Johnston said yesterday.
"Last year, we created the Road Gold Certifications program to recognize the success of Canada's hard-working touring artists. Now, the CIMA 20 Chart demonstrates how well the music of our Canadian independent artists are doing in this market, and is yet another way that CIMA is shining a light on the success of our very talented independent artists.
“The CIMA 40 take it a step further by charting the album success of the global independent community here in Canada as well. We believe these weekly charts will serve to graphically illustrate the deep pool of talent we have here in Canada."
This week Mario Pelchat's Agnus Dei (MP3 Disques) tops both charts.