There are a lot of distributors out there that claim they are unique because they can help you get your music in the charts. Some of the distributors even charge money to do this. Most bands don’t even realise that they can do this all themselves for FREE! Any distributor that charges for a service like this is simply just ripping you off.
Here is a step by step guide on how to get your music chart eligible for the UK.
- Ensure your release complies with the ‘Chart Rules’. There are rules that apply to physical formats, and rules for digital formats. If your release does not adhere to the chart rules it will not be eligible for any of the published charts, although OCC will still track sales of the product providing it has been registered correctly.
Full copies of the chart rules (singles and albums) are available to download from here
- Obtain a catalogue number and barcode for each of your physical formats. We can only track sales of those products with a unique barcode (UPC codes are provided FREE on RouteNote).
- Obtain an ISRC (International Standard Recording Code) for each of your individual digital tracks and a digital barcode for each of your digital formats. We can only track sales of those downloads with an ISRC and digital single or album formats with a digital barcode.
- Finally you need to head to the PPL Repertoire site: http://www.ppluk.com/repertoire. Once there you need to register and upload your music to the PPL Repertoire database. Contact PPL Repertoire Database via email on firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 020 7534 1122 if you have any problems.
Make sure that you never pay any money to distributors for this service, because anyone can get access to the PPL Repertoire database for FREE.
For more information check out the Offical charts website.