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MELBPOURNE, Australia (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The Phonographic Performance Company of Australia’s (PPCA) figures for 2009 Most Played Artists and Recordings have demonstrated the ongoing popularity of world’s biggest music acts, while at the same time representing a range of new artists. For the third consecutive year, P!nk tops the Top 50 Most Played Artist Report, and Jason Mraz has taken out top spot on 2009 Top 100 Most Played Recording Report with his former ARIA top 3 single, “I’m Yours”.

With P!nk topping the 2009 Top 50 Most Played Artist Report, #2 position was taken out by Kings Of Leon, with Katy Perry at three, Lady Gaga at four and Coldplay at number five. For the second consecutive year, The Veronicas were the top ranked Australian act, coming in at #9, with Jessica Mauboy placed at #10. One in four artists featured in the report was Australian, with a total of 13 local artists featured including newer names such as Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Sam Sparro and Wes Carr, and stalwarts such as INXS, Powderfinger and Eskimo Joe.

Ranking at number two on the 2009 Top 100 Most Played Recording Report behind Jason Mraz is megagroup Coldplay with their ARIA top 5 single “Viva La Vida”, followed by Kid Rock at three with “All Summer Long”, Kings Of Leon’s “Use Somebody” at four and “You Found Me” from The Fray at five. With over 20% of the top 100 coming from Australian acts, The Living End leads the way at #8 with “White Noise”, Sam Sparro lands at 15 with “Black / Gold” and Natalie Bassingthwaighte features on two tracks in the top 40, with “Someday Soon” at 37 and “Alive” at 40. P!nk and Kings Of Leon each have 4 different songs in the Top 100, with Jessica Mauboy, Lady Gaga and Britney Spears all placing three songs in the report.

Stephen Peach, CEO of PPCA, commented, “PPCA remains committed to ensuring recording artists are fairly remunerated for the use of their works in the broadcast environment, and it is very rewarding to see some of Australia’s most popular music acts featured in these reports. To see local artists hold their own on the Most Played Artist report and some of the newer names coming through in the Most Played Recording report is particularly gratifying. Congratulations to all the Australian musicians who appear in the 2009 PPCA Most Played reports on their inclusion.”

PPCA is a national non-profit organization authorized to grant licenses for the public playing of sound recordings or music videos. The Most Played results are taken from the extensive playlist and broadcast data collated by PPCA to distribute net license income to Licensors, Artists and to the PPCA Performers’ Trust foundation.

Most Played Artist Report

1 P!nk – USA

2 Kings Of Leon – USA

3 Katy Perry – USA

4 Lady Gaga – USA

5 Coldplay – GBR

6 Fall Out Boy – USA

7 Britney Spears – USA

8 Nickelback – CAN

9 Veronicas, The – AUS

10 Jessica Mauboy AUS

11 Beyonce – USA

12 U2 – IRL
13 Rihanna – BRB
14 Snow Patrol – GBR

15 Living End, The – AUS

16 Presets, The – AUS

17 Kelly Clarkson – USA

18 Pussycat Dolls, The – USA

19 Matchbox 20 – USA

20 Fray, The – USA

21 Maroon 5 – USA

22 Natalie Bassingthwaighte – AUS

23 Lily Allen GBR

24 Jordin Sparks – USA

25 T.I. – USA

26 Miley Cyrus – USA


28 Linkin Park – USA

29 Jason Mraz – USA


31 Wes Carr AUS

32 Flo Rida – USA

33 Killers, The – USA

34 Powderfinger – AUS

35 Green Day – USA

36 Sam Sparro AUS

37 Gabriella Cilmi AUS

38 3 Doors Down – USA

39 Eskimo Joe AUS

40 Metro Station – USA

41 Newton Faulkner – GBR

42 Kid Rock – USA

43 Evermore – AUS

44 Sneaky Sound System – AUS

45 Leona Lewis – GBR

46 Foo Fighters – USA

47 The Script – IRL
48 Madonna – USA

49 Kevin Rudolf – USA

50 Chris Brown – USA

–by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers