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The Octave Group Announces 2019 Top Artist and Song Charts

Annual Ranking Based on Music Played Across U.S. Commercial Establishments

Chris Stapleton “Tennessee Whiskey” Holds Strong as the Longest-Running Top-Played Jukebox Song in TouchTunes History

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#MusicThe Octave Group today released its annual Year-End Charts reporting the top-played songs and artists of 2019 heard in commercial establishments across the United States. The charts are separated into jukebox charts from TouchTunes, the largest in-venue interactive music and entertainment platform, and charts from PlayNetwork, the leader in music curation and programming for brands, in-store and beyond. TouchTunes and PlayNework are Octave Group companies.

The charts provide the music industry’s most comprehensive in-venue perspective of popular songs played by consumers while in social environments. TouchTunes’ jukebox charts are based on music played by fans across its domestic network of digital jukeboxes. PlayNetwork’s charts include the top songs and artists played in retail stores, restaurants, hotels, and other types of businesses.

Universal Music Group Nashville’s Chris Stapleton ranked as TouchTunes’ Top Played Jukebox Artist of the Year and his hit “Tennessee Whiskey” ranked as the Top Played Song of the Year. “Tennessee Whiskey” has been the #1 song on TouchTunes jukeboxes across the nation for over 186 weeks – longer than any other song in TouchTunes’ history.

Big Loud Records’ Morgan Wallen was selected as TouchTunes’ Jukebox Breakout Artist of the Year. Wallen broke through the charts and gained tremendous popularity in 2019 with his hit single “Whiskey Glasses.” “I’m honored to be the Jukebox Breakout Artist of 2019 – I’m so thankful to my fans for always supporting me and for getting behind ‘Whiskey Glasses,’ said Wallen. “It’s been a life-changing year and I’m excited to see what’s to come in the New Year. We’ll see you on the road in 2020!”

Top 5 Played TouchTunes Artists:

  1. Chris Stapleton
  2. Queen
  3. AC/DC
  4. Lynyrd Skynyrd
  5. Luke Combs

Top 5 Played PlayNetwork Artists:

  1. Ariana Grande
  2. Alessia Cara
  3. Why Don’t We
  4. Shawn Mendes
  5. Meghan Trainor

Top 5 Played TouchTunes Songs:

  1. “Tennessee Whiskey” by Chris Stapleton
  2. “Fat Bottomed Girls” by Queen
  3. “Whiskey Glasses” by Morgan Wallen
  4. “Old Town Road” (Remix) (Feat. Billy Ray Cyrus) by Lil Nas X
  5. “Drinkin’ Problem” by Midland

Top 5 PlayNetwork Songs:

  1. “Happier” by Marshmello & Bastille
  2. “ALL THE WAYS” by Meghan Trainor
  3. “Electricity” by Silk City & Dua Lipa Feat. Diplo & Mark Ronson
  4. “no tears left to cry” by Ariana Grande
  5. “Dancing With A Stranger” by Sam Smith & Normani

View the 2019 Year-End TouchTunes and PlayNetwork Charts here: www.touchtunes.com/2019yearendcharts.

About TouchTunes

TouchTunes brings innovative entertainment solutions to over 75,000 bars and restaurants worldwide. Our jukebox network is designed to create unique experiences that attract patrons and encourage them to stay longer. TouchTunes also provides a multi-application platform that engages patrons with impactful entertainment experiences including mobile, photo booth, and karaoke. TouchTunes makes its products and services available through an extensive network of qualified, local amusement operators. Follow TouchTunes on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest in-venue music and entertainment news.

About PlayNetwork

PlayNetwork helps brands use music, content and technology to enhance customer experiences, in-store and beyond. We offer commercially-licensed music services including Apple Music for Business, original video production, overhead and on-hold messaging, content licensing, audio/visual systems, content management services, digital signage, and more. Our core belief is that emotion inspires behavior and we’re constantly exploring ways to brands can engage consumer and build loyalty.

PlayNetwork partners with 450+ brands with locations in more than 135 countries.

Visit us at playnetwork.com or applemusicforbusiness.apple, and follow us on LinkedIn.

TouchTunes and PlayNetwork are Octave Group companies. Octave Group is headquartered in New York, with offices in Montreal, Chicago, Seattle, London, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Hong Kong, Sydney and Shanghai.

Contacts

Press:

TouchTunes

David Rompf, Vice President, Marketing

drompf@theoctavegroup.com

PlayNetwork

Adam Hollander, Vice President, Marketing

ahollander@theoctavegroup.com

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