A digital media venture which promises to "get any song" into the Australian sales charts for a fee is causing a stir down under.

Chartfixer aims to do exactly as its title suggests. Essentially, its model is a cashback system where downloaders are paid a small profit for buying a song from the iTunes Music Store. It's a simple system, but it's attracting industry fury.

Here's how it works. A "musician" who wants to participate must pay a sum to Chartfixer. The fee is based on a sliding scale according to how many downloads the artist or their handlers want to sell.

For $6,000 Australian ($5,000), Chartfixer will crowd-source "downloaders" to buy 1,000 digital copies -- a sales tally high enough to crack the Top 80 of the ARIA singles chart on a typical week. For the more ambitious, $30,000 Australian ($25,000) will buy 5,000 sales and a potential Top 20 entry in the ARIA chart.

The service encourages its "downloaders" to buy from iTunes, where tracks typically cost just $1.69 Australian ($1.41). After each sale, the "downloader" can claim for the price of the track -- and only one track -- and obtain a reward of just over one (Australian) dollar.

Australian labels association ARIA is not impressed with ARIA CEO Stephen Peach stating that sales for any release found to be using this service would be disqualified.

"ARIA will take all necessary steps to preserve the integrity and accuracy of the ARIA Charts," he adds. Sources tell Billboard.biz that Apple is similarly far from happy with the situation, however, a spokesperson for the company declined to comment.

Billboard.biz has had email correspondence with the founder of the Australian-based company, who chooses to remain anonymous.

"ARIA has nothing to fear," says the unidentified entrepreneur. "Chartfixer is not illegal, and though its name may suggest otherwise, Chartfixer does not actually fix or rig the ARIA charts. It is nothing more than another promotional service available to musicians or record labels."

Currently, Chartfixer is running two separate sales campaigns, one for the Stone Temple Pilots song "Between the Lines" and another for the Chemical Brothers track "Swoon."

When approached by Billboard.biz, EMI distanced itself from the Chemical Brothers campaign. An EMI spokesman says the music major wasn't asked for the use of the track, and reiterated that it "does not condone any form of chart manipulation." A Warner Music representative did not respond to requests for comment on the Stone Temple Pilots campaign by deadline.

Chartfixer says it is viewing the Australian market as a tester before spring boarding into other territories. When asked what country Chartfixer was eyeing up next, the company's founder pointed to the U.K., adding that the U.S. is in its sights.