New Music Seminar (NMS) announces the 2012 “Artist On The Verge Top 100 Chart,” the most comprehensive chart for emerging artists in the U.S. Artist On The Verge Top 100 Chart is available now. The Artist on the Verge Project, created and compiled by NMS and powered by ReverbNation, promotes musicians who have positioned themselves to have the best chance of breaking through and receiving national recognition.
NMS’ Artist On The Verge Top 100 is based on more than analytics of digital and traditional music sales. This comprehensive chart also assesses touring history, merchandise sales, media and social media activity, as well as qualitative factors determined by the NMS Music Committee. Artists are further evaluated by using an arsenal of analytics from Musicmetric, Next Big Sound, music industry experts, tastemakers and NMS Partners such as iHeartRadio, SoundExchange, BMI, Pandora, ReverbNation, Spotify, eMusic, SESAC and OurStage.
To be selected for AOV artists must have never sold over 10,000 albums or 30,000 single tracks and must reside in the United States. Additional criteria measured by the NMS Music Committee and Partners for selecting artists are as follows:
Quality and uniqueness of the songs