About the Folk Chart

The Folk Alliance International Folk Chart (formerly the Folk DJ Chart) was started in 1998 by Richard Gillmann and is now managed by Folk Alliance International. The chart presents the top albums, artists, and songs each month, has nearly 150 contributing DJs, and reaches thousands of listeners each month. Data is compiled based on submissions by DJs to the Folk DJ Listserv. Learn more about the listserv here.

The FAI Folk Chart and folk NACC Chart are circulated weekly via email and social media. Sign up for our email list here.

About Folk Alliance International

Folk Alliance International (FAI) was founded in 1989 to connect folk music leaders aiming to sustain the community and genre. The leading international voice for folk music, FAI is a 30-year-old arts nonprofit based in Kansas City, Missouri, USA.

The organization’s expanded global network now includes more than 3,000 members, a worldwide community of cultural sector entrepreneurs and leaders that includes artists, record companies, publishers, presenters, agents, managers, arts administrators, diplomats, and more.

Folk Alliance International’s mission is to serve, strengthen, and engage the global folk music community through preservation, presentation, and promotion.