The Texas Internet Radio Chart was designed for the Texas Music Scene & Artists tied to the Texas Music Scene. We would love to be able to welcome everyone to our chart but that is not realistic. We want to be as fair as we possibly can and of course work with as many Artists & Promoters as possible. Therefore, we have come up with a few requirements for chart eligibility.
1.) Artists must reside & actively perform in the State of Texas.
The exception(s) are Artists born in Texas (that may have moved to another state), or an Artist who performs 1/3 of their annual shows in the state of Texas. Your spins will not be reported to the chart if you do not meet these requirements.
As Of 11/21/23 -Our service men, women, and veterans will be eligible for the TIRC & Tracking. Thank you for your selfless service for our country.
*** We do reserve the right to ask a promoter or artist for documentation proving eligibility. We really want to keep our focus on Artist working the Texas Music Scene.***
2.) Your single (or the single you are promoting) MUST be radio ready and radio quality.
3.) As of 09/01/2020 Your single MUST be released and available on Spotify . Your song will not be reported if this condition is not met. The Single must be released under each artist and on their official Spotify page.
4.) Artists living in states bordering Texas (OK, LA, AR, CO, & NM) will be considered for eligibility as long as they are using a Texas Radio Promoter and actively working the Texas Scene. They are also strongly encouraged to be working toward 1/3 of their annual shows to be in Texas. In addition, they are to help our Texas Musicians network for opportunities in their home state as well.
***we do reserve the right to ask a promoter or artist for documentation proving eligibility. We really want to keep our focus on Artist working the Texas Music Scene.***
We are focused on reporting CURRENT singles and want our chart focused on new music. Therefore, we will no longer report your song to TIRC after 24 weeks. After 24 weeks your song will go into RECURRENT STATUS. We have a formula in our database that starts counting weeks from the first time a song is reported in our database.
We are focused on reporting the most accurate information that we can. In full disclosure please be advised we have a 3 spin minimum on reporting to our monitoring system at this time. In order to not flood the database with songs not receiving more than 3 spins per week on any given station. To clarify, songs with 3 spins or less will not be reported. This is also so we can remain a FREE chart with FREE Spin reports. We do have plans in the future to adjust this policy. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to us.
New Radio Single Submissions.
As of 4/24/21, All new singles must be submitted to our Submission Form for consideration, to be added to our chart. This will allow your single to be fingerprinted and reviewed for ELIGIBILITY .
The Submission Form is located below at the bottom of this page. Please have your radio promoter (or self if self promoting) fill out the form on the bottom of this page. You will need the following information:
Click Here To Submit Your Radio Single
Any issues complaints, questions, or concerns should be emailed to our chart director at email@example.com
Station Panel Qualifications & Requirements:
We hold our panel to a specific criteria. In fact, we only allow stations with 10 - 20% of their programming dedicated to current singles out to Texas Radio. That equates to our standard average of 250 current radio single spins per week (over a 3 week period or average of 3 weeks).
If a station fails to meet this standard, we will issue a warning and allow 3 weeks for them to adjust their station. TIRC Station Panel Membership is voluntary and stations may come and go as they please. If the issue isn't resolved at the end of the grace period we will remove the station from the panel and replace it.
Any station participating or caught engaging in Pay Per Click Banners (Pay to Play) or Payola for spin increases will be removed from the panel IMMEDIATELY. TIRC does not support or condone extorting Artists or Industry Professionals for personal or professional gain. YOU HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED.
Our current monitoring system is STREAM MONITOR, if you elect to change your streaming service without first notifying us we may not be able to monitor your new stream, if that happens we will have no choice but to remove your station from our reporting panel. You will receive an email and have a 72 hr grace period to contact the Chart Director to discuss and try to get your new stream monitored.
Station Panel members may only have ONE station representing their brand. This policy goes into effect 12/01/2023. If you are NOT grandfathered in we will discuss which station you would like to utilize on the panel.
TIRC has a "Spin Cap" - this is to prevent manipulation of the weekly chart. We cap each station at 40 spins per week per artist. The minimum spins for an artist to track is 3 per week. Data is an expensive commodity these days and so is storing it. Until we are able to obtain adequate support to fund the growth of TIRC this policy will remain in place.
While we do NOT dictate a station's programming, we stress that our mission statement for TIRC is to help develop and promote emerging and up and coming Artists in The Texas Music Scene. Stations that do not fit this criteria will be removed from our panel so we can focus on stations that are onboard with our goals and mission statement. If you're an internet radio station that would like to be considered for our panel, please feel free to reach out and lets see if you are a fit!!! We are always looking for stations to support our cause...
Our Station Panel:
Big Star 97 - PD: Rock Johnson - BS97
Big Texas Radio - PD: TBA - BTR
Boubon Trail Radio - PD: Thomas Wright - BTLR
Cowtown Radio -Skip Pullig - CTR
Kickass Country Radio - PD: Roger Garner -KACR
MIX COUNTRY 106 - PD: Odie Lofton - KMXC
Red Texas Radio - PD: Traci Selman - RTXR
Spur Radio - PD: Ken Fisbek - SPUR
Texas 46 Radio - PD: Bruce Schwarz - T46R
Top Shelf Radio - PD: Amy Johnson - TPSR
Troubadour Country Radio - PD: Brandy White - TCR
Texas Internet Radio - PD: Mark Sebby - TIR
Texas Red Hot Radio - PD: Tim Shipman - TRHR
Texas Select Radio - PD: Dana Verrill - TSR
True Texas Radio - PD: Wil Rigdon - TTR
Uvalde Radio - PD: Robert Miguel - UVR
We hand selected these stations because of their honesty, integrity, and the fact they go above and beyond for our Texas Music Scene & Artists. Their work ethic and commitment to the radio industry are second to none.
***Chart Editor retains rights to amend policies and procedure as needed to protect the integrity of the TIRC***
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