For a song to be monitored and tracked for the Americana Music Association airplay chart it has to be fingerprinted and uploaded into the TRACtion Americana database. There are two ways for this to happen. If you use CDX and TRACtion Americana to digitally service your music to radio and industry, your tracks are automatically fingerprinted and uploaded.
If you choose to service your tracks to radio and industry through someone else, the AMA still needs your music ingested and fingerprinted for the chart. In this case, you need to contact Michele Rhoades at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a client of TRACtion Americana, we digitally distribute your music to Americana and non-com stations, as well as music industry and radio executives. You also receive the benefits listed above.
Fingerprinting is the part of the methodology used by TRACtion to monitor the airplay on your track. Therefore, if you use someone else to send your tracks to radio for airplay, you will still need to send the AMA your music for fingerprinting in order for airplay on your tracks to be monitored for the chart.