Not all stations can afford to report to the big charts so they report to those they can like Music Row. We believe that ANY positive move in the right direction is important for an artist and those that listen to these smaller market stations deserve their feedback to be paid attention to as well as those that listen to major market stations. Any air play is positive and anytime we can report something positive for an artist, we do it. This is why we post Music Row progress at the end of the week.
The reason we're addressing this is because we received an email while back stating that that "Music Row really doesn't count" when it comes to real progress, that their chart basically doesn't matter and that I should focus more of Mediabase and Billboard. We think it matters any time an artist's music is given airplay and people are listening and we will continue to post about Music Row charting. All big charted hits had to start somewhere and we believe Music Row to be one of those places.