MI2N
Music Industry News Network
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11TH
Advanced Search
MusicDish Advertising Network
HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Business News (more headlines) 06-30-2014

Official Singles Chart To Count Audio Streams For The First Time

Bookmark and Share

The Official Singles Chart is to include audio streams for the first time from next month (July), the Official Charts Company can confirm today.

The first Official Singles Chart to incorporate streams will be unveiled from 4-7pm on Sunday July 6 by BBC Radio 1, as the nation's favourite rundown is adjusted to reflect the growing popularity of streaming. The full Top 100 will be published on OfficialCharts.com at 7pm.

The move, supported by the UK music industry, follows an explosion in streaming in the UK with the total number of weekly audio streams selected by music fans growing from 100 million a week in January 2013 to 200 million a week in January 2014 to up to 260 million.

Daft Punk's Get Lucky became the first track to be streamed 1 million times in a week last spring, but 2014 has already seen 9 tracks generate more than 1 million streams in a single week, including two tracks passing the 1.5 million weekly barrier - Rather Be by Clean Bandit Ft Jess Glynne and Waves by Mr Probz.

The move to include streams in the Official Singles Chart was made possible by the agreement of on-demand audio streaming services including Spotify, Deezer, Napster, O2 Tracks, Xbox Music and Sony's Music Unlimited and rara (both powered by Omnifone), all members of the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA), co-owners of the Official Charts Company, to supply weekly streaming data. To reflect the difference in weight between streaming and purchasing, 100 streams will count as equivalent to 1 single (download or physical single) in the chart compilation process.

Bastille have recorded a video message on behalf of the Official Charts Company about today's announcement. Their track Pompeii has been confirmed as the UK's most streamed track of all time.

In a forthcoming full interview on OfficialCharts.com Bastille front man Dan Smith comments: "Hearing Pompeii has had over 26 million streams is amazing and completely weird and we're really really happy. I think streaming going into the chart is definitely a good thing. I think for the charts to be fair it has to reflect how people digest music."

"I know with our album we've been really lucky and it's far exceeded what we expected in terms of how many it actually sold, but if you look at the live shows we do versus how many albums we've sold, it's clear that at least double, if not more, people have heard or own the album than have actually paid for it. I think bringing streaming in to that is pretty much as close as you can get to reality, so it's definitely a good thing."

This evolution of the Official Singles Chart has broad support from many interest groups across the industry, across independent and major labels, physical and digital retailers, managers, artists, as well as key media partners of the Official Chart - BBC Radio 1, MTV, Music Week and many more.

In a parallel move, the Official Breakers Chart will be launched to reflect the fastest growing new tracks. The rundown will showcase the 10 biggest new tracks of each week which have seen an increase in sales and streams.

In turn, the BPI (co-owners of the Official Charts with ERA) will also update the famous Platinum, Gold and Silver Certified Awards programme which it administers, to ensure that streams will now also count towards certifications of singles.

Bookmark and Share

back | top



MusicDish Advertising Network

Mi2N Music PR

Gig Performer Software Elevates Live Performing Experience Providing Complete And Effortless Control Over A Live Music Rig

Toronto's K-Slick Realeases New Music Video

Singer/Songwriter Katie Garibaldi Original Christmas Song Out Now!

Anthony Caceres Releases Smooth Jazz Single "A Very Special Christmas"

Atlanta-based Rapper Chris Jamez New Single "Street Soldiers"

VersusMedia Launches New Website For Its Film Music Service

Lost Elysium Launches Their Newest Single From Woodstock New York



MusicDish*China Song Blast
Promote Your Music Single In China

News Headlines
Mi2N EDITOR'S PICKS
» Global Royalties For Creators Reach Record High Of €8.6 Billion
» Gig Performer Software Elevates Live Performing Experience Providing Complete And Effortless Control Over A Live Music Rig
» IFPI'S 'Investing In Music' Report Shows Record Labels Invest Us$4.5 Billion Annually In A&R And Marketing
» MusicDishTV Review: J.Ovanni Music Video "Lap Dance"
» IHeartMedia Launches First Ever - And Only - Interactive On Demand Radio Services, 'iHeartRadio Plus' & 'iHeartRadio All Access'
» VidaPrimo Appoints Stephen Brooks Executive Vice President And General Manager
» Stingray Music Launches Free Online Music Player
» Spotify’s Troy Carter First Keynote Speaker Announced For Music Biz 2017 From May 15-18 In Nashville
» Singer/Songwriter Katie Garibaldi Original Christmas Song Out Now!
» Natalie Jean Nominated For Her Song "Mon Ange"


Get your music news covered...
Have your press release written
by the pros at Mi2N

Articles
MUSICDISH E-JOURNAL
» Viberate.com Statistical Resource For Music Professionals
» Proper Becomes European Hub For Believe, Picks Up Glitterbeat
» Inaugural MAMA Creators' Forum In Hong Kong
» Live Streaming Eagle I Stallian "Reckless Gods" China Tour
» Koto-toting Jazz-Folk Trio The Jessica Stuart In Beijing
» BMG And Alibaba Music Deepen Music Partnership
» Ambient Chill Out Night @ Dada Beijing
» Warner/Chappell Names Monica Lee President, Asia-Pacific
» Sub Terra #3 - 12th November Promises
» Deadline Upcoming: USArtists International 2016-2017
» Fashion Rocks First Time In Asia
» Elenore "Into The Shadow" Tour Continues In Beijing And Shanghai

Mi2N's Music PR distribution service guarantees online exposure for your press release. Choose from seven (7) different packages.


HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Copyright © 1997-2015 MusicDish LLC, all rights reserved. Text, graphics, and HTML code are protected by US and International Copyright Laws, and may not be copied, reprinted, published, translated, hosted, or otherwise distributed by any means without explicit permission.