Tuesday, November 16, 2004

JUST ONE NUMBER ONE: According to Paul Clifford, the "chart operations manager of the Official Charts Company", the decision has been "agreed in principle" for the digital download and physical singles chart to merge in the new year. The BPI think that it could be a "shot in the arm" for the singles market, although really, of course, it's a way of forcing out the increasingly embarrassing records making it into the Top 40 on painfully low sales. It's probably going to happen in the next couple of months, so - if you're a band that's been going thirty years and want to grab a Top of the Pops slot, you might have to rush to get the benefit of low singles sales.