September 8, 2022
Michael O’Mara Books has secured rights via licensing agency The Point.1888 to partner with the Official Charts Company to publish an Official Charts music quiz book, celebrating 70 years since the U.K.’s first singles chart was published.
“The Official Charts have been synonymous with British pop culture for 70 years, and we’re delighted to help celebrate this incredible milestone with their first official music quiz book,” says Ross Hamilton, commissioning editor, Michael O’Mara Books.
“The Official Charts’ Music Quiz Book: Put Your Chart Music Knowledge to the Test!” by Lee Thompson is compiled using the Official Charts Company’s definitive music database and will test readers’ knowledge of seven decades of music history.
"Over seven decades, the Official Singles Chart has been an endless source of trivia and fun facts, so we are delighted to mark the 70th anniversary with this fantastic quiz book, part of a new partnership with Michael O’Mara Books,” says Martin Talbot, chief executive, Official Charts. “There is no doubt that this quiz book (including questions set by quizmaster extraordinaire Lee Thompson) will help music and chart lovers while away hours upon hours this autumn.”
Featuring a foreword by Jack Saunders, the new host of BBC Radio 1's Official Chart Show, the book contains hundreds of quizzes dedicated to specific genres, artists, Christmas Number 1s and more, and is packed with challenges.
“We’re so excited to launch our licensing program for Official Chart Company with this Quiz book,” says Katie Wilkinson, head, publishing and operations, The Point.1888. “It’s an absolute must have purchase for music and chart fans.”
“The Official Charts Music Quiz Book: Put Your Chart Music Knowledge to the Test!” by Lee Thompson will publish on Oct. 27.
The Point.1888 is exhibiting at Brand Licensing Europe 2022. Find out more info here.
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