The newly rebranded publisher shows "Hope" with the most titles on Top Radio Airplay and Hot 100 Songs.
Sony Music Publishing, which rebranded from Sony/ATV on Feb. 10, maintained its reign atop the publisher charts for the period from October to December, leading both Top Radio Airplay and Hot 100 Songs for the third quarter in a row. The publisher has topped the airplay tally for 33 of the last 34 quarters, and its market share on it rose slightly to 22.11% (from 22.10%). On Hot 100 Songs, Sony slipped to 24.13% (from 26.68%).
24kGoldn’s "Mood" (featuring iann dior) ruled both Top Radio Airplay and Hot 100 Songs in the fourth quarter. (Universal Music Publishing Group and Kobalt have stakes in the song.) But the late Johnny Marks, published by his own St. Nicholas Music, led songwriters on Hot 100 Songs, with four Christmas compositions on the chart: Brenda Lee's "Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree" at No. 17, Burl Ives' "A Holly Jolly Christmas" at No. 44, Gene Autry's "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" at No. 87 and Chuck Berry's "Run Rudolph Run" at No. 80. On Top Radio Airplay, Tom "Kid Harpoon" Hull (represented by UMPG) was the top songwriter with four charting songs: Harry Styles' "Watermelon Sugar" (No. 11), "Adore You" (No. 20) and "Golden" (No. 59) and Shawn Mendes' "Wonder" (No. 43).