The DMDS Team Blog

28Jan/150

We Want to Hear About Your Success! Participate & Get Up to $300 in DMDS Credit!

Valentine’s Day is coming and we’d like to spread some love… come on! Everyone likes to be loved – and we’re not the exception. Let us explain.

From major and small labels, to other music professionals and indies, we deliver thousands and thousands (and thousands) of videos and singles every year, and a good chunk (thousands) of those music releases get not only reviewed, but placed and featured by important and/or significant music destinations.

For example, virtually most of the music broadcasted in Canada by radio and TV networks – and watched on national TV in United States – gets delivered with DMDS. And if you know your stuff about music networks, you must recognize that important music destinations focus not only on artists signed by major labels, but also love to play music from indies!

Now, we know that Taylor Swift, Sam Smith, Coldplay, Maroon 5 or any big celebrities probably won’t have the time to write about how effective we are. However, we know that thanks to DMDS, thousands of indies get discovered and placed every year via DMDS – and those are the guys we specially love, and from whom we would like to  spread the love about.

What do you have to do? And where can you send us the love/success story?

Simple! If the music and/or video you’ve delivered to broadcasters via DMDS has received airplay on radio or TV, show us some love by writing us your success story in our Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram channels.

What will you get?

Nothing! True love is about giving and expecting nothing in return … kidding! We’re not that cheesy and unfair. That said, here are the prizes:

  1. $300 DMDS credit to the best success story
  2. $200 DMDS credit to the second best story
  3. $100 DMDS credit to the third best story

How will it work?

We’ll choose the best three stories based on:

  1. testimonials with hashtag #DMDSsuccess
  2. testimonials with the most likes, comments, shares, re-tweets;
  3. whether you’re a DMDS fan/follower on one OR multiple of our social media channels;
  4. truthfulness, authenticity, and originality;
  5. valuable content;
  6. grammar and spelling (yes, it matters!)

* Rules and conditions apply

28Jan/150

DMDS Brings You the MTV, Fuse, Music Choice, & Centric Music Charts: Week 4, 2015

FUSE

Top 20 Aired 01/20/2015
1. Taylor Swift “Blank Space”
2. Nick Jonas “Jealous”
3. Ariana Grande & The Weeknd “Love Me Harder”
4. Hozier “Take Me To Church”
5. Sam Smith “I’m Not The Only One”
6. Ed Sheeran “Thinking Out Loud” (new)
7. Mark Ronson F/ Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk”
8. Meghan Trainor “Lips Are Moving”
9. Selena Gomez “The Heart Wants What It Wants”
10. Big Sean F/ E-40 “IDFWU”

MTV

Top 20 of #985. Aired 01/24/2015
1. Taylor Swift - Blank Space
2. Nick Jonas – Jealous
3. Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk
4. Sam Smith - I'm Not The Only One
5. Hozier - Take Me To Church
6. Meghan Trainor - Lips Are Movin
7. Selena Gomez - The Heart Wants What It Wants
8. Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
9. Ella Henderson - Ghost
10. Alesso ft. Tove Lo - Heroes (We Could Be)

26Jan/150

Top Downloads & Most Active Indies – Week of Jan. 26th, 2015

Top Downloads:

  1. Nickelback “She Keeps Me Up” (Universal)
  2. Jason Mraz “Hello, You Beautiful Thing” (Warner)
  3. Charli XCX f. Rita Ora “Doing It” (Warner)
  4. The Wilderness of Manitoba “Shift” (Pheromone/RPMpromo) *also #1 MAI
  5. alt-j “Every Other Freckle” (Warner)
  6. Olly Murs f. Travie McCoy “Wrapped Up” (Sony)
  7. Foo Fighters “Congregation” (Sony)
  8. Eleven Past One “True” (Warner)
  9. Alan Doyle “So Let’s Go” (Skinner’s Hill/Universal)
  10. The Elwins “So Down Low” (Hidden Pony/Canvas Media) *also #2 MAI

Top Downloads are the most downloaded Singles during the given period.

Most Active Indies:

  1. The Wilderness of Manitoba “Shift” (Pheromone/RPMpromo) *also #4 TD
  2. The Elwins “So Down Low” (Hidden Pony/Canvas Media) *also #10 TD
  3. Bif Naked “You’re So Cool” (Reliant/Warner/Pitbull Promo)
  4. Leanne Pearson “Worth Fighting For” (Indie/B. Martineau Promo)
  5. Julian Taylor Band “The Other Side” (Indie/RPMpromo)
  6. Jay Sparrow “Radio” (Royalty/Sony/TandemTracks Promo)
  7. A-Trak f. Andrew Wyatt “Push” (Last Gang/Frontside Promo)
  8. Ryan Bradley “Wish You Could’ve Seen Your Face” (Southbound/eOne/Pitbull Promo)
  9. Doc Walker “That’s What I Call Love” (Open Road)
  10. Jonas & The Massive Attraction “Afterlife” (Big Slice/TandemTracks Promo)

Most Active Indies are the most streamed and downloaded Singles during the given period on releases not directly promoted to radio by any of the 'major' record companies.

21Jan/150

DMDS Brings You the MTV, Fuse, Music Choice, & Centric Music Charts: Week 3, 2015

FUSE

Top 20 Aired 01/20/2015
1. Taylor Swift “Blank Space”
2. Nick Jonas “Jealous”
3. Ariana Grande & The Weeknd “Love Me Harder”
4. Hozier “Take Me To Church”
5. Sam Smith “I’m Not The Only One”
6. Ed Sheeran “Thinking Out Loud” (new)
7. Mark Ronson F/ Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk”
8. Meghan Trainor “Lips Are Moving”
9. Selena Gomez “The Heart Wants What It Wants”
10. Big Sean F/ E-40 “IDFWU”

MTV

Top 20 of #984 Aired 01/17/2015
1. Nick Jonas - Jealous
2. Taylor Swift - Blank Space
3. Sam Smith - I'm Not The Only One
4. Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk
5. Hozier - Take Me To Church
6. Selena Gomez - The Heart Wants What It Wants
7. Meghan Trainor - Lips Are Movin
8. Alesso ft. Tove Lo - Heroes (We Could Be)
9. Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
10. Maroon 5 - Animals

19Jan/150

Top Downloads & Most Active Indies – Week of Jan. 19th, 2015

Top Downloads:

  1. Maroon 5 “Sugar” (Universal)
  2. Kelly Clarkson “Heartbeat Song” (Sony)
  3. Kid Rock “First Kiss” (Warner)
  4. Zac Brown Band “Homegrown” (Republic/Southern Ground/John Varvatos/BMLG/Universal)
  5. Tove Lo “Talking Body” (Universal)
  6. Tim McGraw with Catherine Dunn “Diamond Rings & Old Barstools” (Big Machine/Universal)
  7. Ellie Goulding “Love Me Like You Do” (Cherrytree/Interscope/Universal)
  8. Danko Jones “Do You Wanna Rock” (New Damage/Canvas Promo) *also #3 MAI
  9. Craig Wayne Boyd “My Baby’s Got A Smile On Her Face” (Dot/Big Machine)
  10. The Mohrs “Youth” (Light Organ/RPMpromo) *also #1 MAI

Top Downloads are the most downloaded Singles during the given period

Most Active Indies:

  1. The Mohrs “Youth” (Light Organ/RPMpromo) *also #10 TD
  2. Danko Jones “Do You Wanna Rock” (New Damage/Canvas Promo) *also #8 TD
  3. Die Mannequin “I’m Just A Girl” (eOne Canada)
  4. The Lazys “Shake It Like You Mean It” (Pheromone/RPMpromo)
  5. Doc Walker “That’s What I Call Love” (Open Road)
  6. Jordan McIntosh f. George Canyon “Story Of My Life” (Big Star/Universal/A. Wilson Promo)
  7. Genevieve Fisher “Stilettos” (Indie)
  8. The Road Hammers “Hillbilly Highway” (Open Road)
  9. Government Town “I Believe” (Indie)
  10. Addictiv “Eyes Wide Open” (Urban Heat Legends/TandemTracks Promo)

Most Active Indies are the most streamed and downloaded Singles during the given period on releases not directly promoted to radio by any of the 'major' record companies.