Monday, 16 December 2013

Can We Rock The UK Charts ?

Rockin' All Over The World
Rockin' All Over The World (Photo credit: bestfor / richard)
OK, so I'm trying to get a thing going, just a little idea I've had knocking around inside my head, so last week I started a Facebook page and posted this...

"About - Dedicated to getting rock and metal music into the UK charts.


Hi folks, what this community is about is promoting rock and metal by getting tracks into the UK and worldwide mainstream music charts. That means that once a month we're going to ask you to buy a single that we nominate on the page.

FYI - The admin has no association with any band, label or music management company. I'm doing this purely for the love of rock music and because I believe it is sadly under-represented in UK media."

Can we achieve this ? I honestly don't know, but it looks like it might be fun to give it a go and along the way I can try to share and promote some of the smaller bands that give me so much pleasure.

I started the page last week and through the week a person 'liked' it here and there. RTCUK had reached the heady heights of 12 likes by Thursday. Then we linked to some other pages in the friendly rock and metal community and the likes began to trickle in more steadily. As of this morning (Monday 16th Dec) we have a community of 200 on Facebook.

What numbers do we need ? We'd have to motivate around 8,000 people to get a previously unknown* band into the UK charts. How many people would that be on Facebook ? 20,000 ? 40,000 ? 80,000 ? I really don't know, but let's have a go anyway.

At the moment I plan to nominate a single for purchase in the last week of each calender month. As previously stated I have no formal association or financial interest in any band, label or management company, I'm just a long time rock fan, a bit of an idealist who thinks that just maybe we can make things happen.

So far so good then. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, spread the word if you can, and get in touch if you have a band we can help to promote. Let's rock together, it's an adventure!

*You know that's unknown to the general public, not to the rock fraternity :-)

We have a Twitter    @RockthechartsUK, and an e-mail address

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