What is Chart Attack?
Chart Attack is a Toronto-based group of mostly unpaid music fiends, launched in 1996 as the online component of Chart Magazine (which ran from ’91 to ’09). Broadly put, we focus on independent and alternative music with hourly news updates, daily features, video interviews, mp3s, and all kinds of fun distractions.
Who is Chart Attack?
We’re a small but growing team, primarily consisting of the following individuals:
Writing: Jordan Darville, Jon Pappo, Eric Boshart, Dan Busheikin, and Simone Zucker
Social Media: Mike Searle, Jordan Darville, and Dan Busheikin
Video: Dan Busheikin, Adrian Vieni, Nicole Lawr, and Ariel Yang
Design/graphics: Dan Busheikin
Webmaster: Mike Levine
Business: Robert Ostfield
What happened to the old Chart Attack? Where did all the staff go?
In October 2011, the original owners sold Chart Attack to a small media company called andPOP, who assembled a completely new crack team of indie music geeks to redesign, rebrand, and revitalize the website.
I’m an artist/publicist. Where can I send music/press releases?
Press releases and music can be emailed to submissions[at]chartattack[dot]com. (Note: We prefer online streams to downloads)
Do you have a mailing list?
Indeed we do! You can sign up here.
How do you decide what artists to cover?
There’s no concrete criteria, but generally we cover artists that are independent, non-mainstream, musically innovative, and/or particularly relevant to our audience.
I noticed a spelling/grammar/factual mistake!
We do make them. Let us know in the comment section, on our contact form, or by emailing hello[at]chartattack[dot]com.
I just got an error: “The page you are finding seem doesn’t exist.” What gives?
We recently changed systems, and unfortunately it broke a lot of links. Chances are we can fix it, so let us know with our contact form or by emailing hello[at]chartattack[dot]com!
I’m looking at an older article and content is missing/the formatting is really weird/the author’s name is wrong/missing. What’s the deal?
I’m a kick-ass writer/video producer/photographer/journalist/pundit/illustrator/etc., and I want to contribute!
Hit us up on our contact form or at contribute[at]chartattack[dot]com, and include any relevant samples of your work.
Who can I contact about advertising on the site or content sponsorship?
You can reach out to email robert[at]andpop[dot]com
I still have a question.
Ask it here.
Below: chartattack.com in 1998, 2000, and 2010. Click to enlarge. Check out Chart Attack on Wayback Machine for more.