EMI Music Publishing Group snared the largest share of U.S. radio airplay for the second consecutive quarter, maintaining a commanding lead of more than three percentage points in the second quarter over runner-up Sony/ATV Music Publishing.
During the three months that ended June 30, EMI chalked up a 17.3% share of the quarter's top 100 airplay songs, easily topping the 14.2% share garnered by Sony/ATV. EMI had a share in 39 of the top 100 songs of the second quarter, up from 34 in the first quarter, when it was the No. 1 publisher in the United States with a 17.7% share.
EMI's top tracks in the second quarter included the No. 1 song, "Boom Boom Pow" by the Black Eyed Peas, as well as "Blame It" by Jamie Foxx featuring T-Pain (No. 3) and "Kiss Me Thru the Phone" by Soulja Boy Tell'Em featuring Sammie (No. 4).
Radio airplay is calculated based on the overall top 100 detecting songs from the 1,617 radio stations monitored electronically by Nielsen BDS for the three months that ended June 30. The Harry Fox Agency researches the publishers' split for each track to calculate their share of those songs.
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