- Second highest chart entry in week 12, after Coldplay - In good company between Avicii and Eminem/Rihanna
They've done it again. recordJet passengers "DieLochis" have entered the German single charts with their new single "Ich bin blank" (I'm broke). In week 12, the two students got cozy at number 35, surrounded by internationally successful musicians such as Avicii and Eminem/Rihanna. They were also that week's second highest chart entry, topped only by megastars Coldplay.
Twin brothers Roman and Heiko Lochmann, managed by their mother Anja, are a unique phenomenon in Germany: Made famous by their videos on YouTube, the boys were able to quickly gather a large following of their peers. Right now, they have more than 213,000 likes on Facebook and 674,000 subscribers on YouTube. The music video for their current single, "Ich bin blank", has achieved almost 1.5 million views - an impressive number for a track that's less than 14 days old.
"DieLochis are a prime example of music usage in the under 20 age group. This age group, more than any other, relies on YouTube for discovering and consuming music. Just like what happened with Justin Bieber, DieLochis' success would hardly have been possible without the video platform. But, long story short, we would like to congratulate our youngest and some of our most successful passengers on their second entry into the charts. They're almost old hands in the business now" recordJet Captain Jorin Zschiesche commented with a wink.
The first DieLochis single "Durchgehend online" (Continuously Online) entered the German single charts at number 55 in week 55 of 2013. The music video to "Durchgehend online" has reached almost 6.5 million views on YouTube.
The digital music distribution platform recordJet allows musicians and labels to sell their music online worldwide. Music uploaded to www.recordJet.com is added to MP3 stores such as iTunes. From there, the music can be purchased as a download. Unlike other providers, artists receive 100 percent of the proceeds from the digital sale without giving up their rights. A wide range of additional services, such as physical distribution in over 500 stores, CD pressing and professional promotion, make recordJet an all-round service. The company was founded in 2008 to give the German music market a new distribution option that is attractive for unknown musicians and small labels. In April 2010, recordJet went online for German-speaking countries and has continuously expanded its services. Since April 2013, recordJet also serves the English-speaking market. In December 2013, the Berlin-based distributor launched its Spanish-language web presence.