Launched in 1991 as National Chart, the magazine was started by York University students Edward Skira and Nada Laskovski as a tipsheet and airplay chart for campus radio stations in Canada. The magazine soon grew to include interviews, CD reviews and other features. National Chart was considered an internal publication for the National Campus and Community Radio Association, Canada's association of campus radio stations, and was not available as a newsstand title.
When Skira and Laskovski graduated, they incorporated Chart as an independent magazine, and began to pursue national newsstand distribution. Although it is no longer an NCRA publication, many campus radio stations continue to file airplay reports for the magazine's Top 50 chart.
The website briefly suspended publication in summer 2011, but its acquisition by andPOP, a Canadian entertainment news website, was announced on November 1, 2011.
- Chart goes paperless, eye weekly, January 15, 2009.
- (June 3, 2000). "Charting a success story: From eight-page newsletter to 70-page glossy, Chart has grown along with the decade's music", Toronto Star, p. M2.
- Flynn, Andrew (May 14, 2000). "Chart magazine makes it 10: Little publication grew strong by focussing on Canuck music", Canadian Press. Reprinted in The Daily News, p. 29.
- "Video Saves the Radio Star - Online Video Poised to Revive Indie Music Site". MediaCaster, November 1, 2011.