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Local Press Coverage Secures Double Number One On Internet Song Charts

When Steve McKindland, 48 of Waterlooville, started touring the local pub and club circuit of Portsmouth and the surrounding area in 2003, performing his mix of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Rat Pack genre songs, he had no idea that in 2005 he would have a popular world wide following and a number one chart position to his name.

Since the launch of his website earlier this year and the release of his CD “ To Be Frank”, Steve, stage name “Steve Getz” decided that the internet was the perfect medium to showcase his talents to a wider audience, that would hopefully bring in more bookings and CD sales.

The website was chosen as the perfect platform from which to start, a web site where signed and unsigned artists can launch their own artist page, upload mp3’s of their music to played and downloaded, and give a world wide audience the opportunity to vote hot or flop.

With many genres of music and sub genres Steve elected to post just one track initially, his version of Frank Sinatra’s Foggy Day into the Jazz Swing Chart, a sub genre of the main Jazz Chart.  The chart is a daily chart, with chart positions decided by the number of unique audio plays, downloads and votes each track receives.

 Day one saw Foggy Day chart at 33 out of over 400 tracks, which was an impressive first days performance.  But after 8 days of watching Foggy Day creep up the chart it has finally made the Number 1 spot having received the highest combination of unique plays, downloads and votes.

 “Its unbelievable” said Steve “ I never thought I could make an impact so quickly, to be Number 1 in the Jazz Swing Chart and Number 4 in the Jazz Chart at the same time is incredible”

 Even more incredible when considering there are 439 tracks in the Jazz Swing Genre of which 129 receive enough plays to reach the charts, and 11,319 tracks are in the Jazz Genre, of which 1,754 receive enough plays to reach the Jazz Chart.

But following the local press interest of 29th September 2005 in The News, Portsmouth, which ran an above the fold headline on the frontpage and a near full page article in the paper, Steve has seen a massive increase in traffic on his artist page on which has had an extremely positive effect.

 Steve’s other free download track, originally loaded onto the website to compliment Foggy Day, has seen the number of plays and downloads it receives treble and it now sits firmly rooted at the top of its own chart, giving Steve simultaneous Number 1 songs in different charts on the internets largest download site.

 Background Information

Steve McKindland, stage name Steve Getz, 48, lives with his wife Sue, daughter Emma and son James in Kennedy Close, Waterlooville.  Steve is a full time Design Consultant with Wickes in Waterlooville. was founded in 1997 and produced the First Internet Charts and currently has 1.2 million songs from 196,000 artist worldwide stored on its servers, and boasts 1.5 million members. have 16 main chart categories with sub charts within those categories, with chart positions posted daily at 10am UK time.  Chart positions are calculated on the number of unique audio plays, downloads and votes each track receives.

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