The Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) and BuzzAngle Music have teamed up to bring the first-ever independent-only music sales and streaming charts to Canada, through the innovative technology of BuzzAngle Music.

Harnessing BuzzAngle Music’s comprehensive music data reporting technology, these new charts, the first of which was released yesterday, will provide real-time, up-to-date data on the performance of releases from Canada’s independent music industry.

The Top 20 Canadian Album chart along with the Top 40 International Album chart will be published on a weekly basis via CIMA’s website. CIMA and BuzzAngle Music are both keen to point out that this is the first time that Canada will have an exclusive chart that puts the spotlight squarely on the strength of Canada’s domestic-owned independent music industry.

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