The World Music Charts Europe (WMCE) tracks the monthly charts of 47 radio broadcasters from 24 countries to compile the annual WOMEX Top Label Charts.
The UK-based world & folk label, ARC Music is in the top 3 this year placing at #3 in the Top 20 world music labels 2016. The label was started in 1976 and is celebrating its 40th anniversary year this year.
The ARC Music albums that have contributed to this success are Divanhana’s ‘Zukva’; Ana Alcaide’s ‘Leyenda’ and Seckou Keita’s ‘22 Strings’ (Songlines Music Award Winner category for Best African & Middle Eastern album, co-produced by Seckou Keita, Theatr Mwldan and ARC Music).
Congratulations to Glitterbeat Records who take the #1 position in the charts and Real World Records at #2. For a full list of the chart, please click on link below.
The Top 10 labels for WOMEX 2016 include:
#1 Glitterbeat (Germany)
#2 Real World (UK)
#3 ARC Music (UK)
#4 Fonó Records (Hungary)
#5 Stern’s (UK)
#6 Six Degrees Records (USA)
#7 Octopus/Ondine (Finland)
#8 Cumbancha (USA)
#9 No Format! (UK)
#10 Lusafrica (France)
The 22nd edition of WOMEX will take place in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain, from Wednesday, 19 to Sunday, 23 October 2016.