Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Chart to be inundated by rising tide of streams

Apparently, last night at a Radio Academy event, Radio 1's George Ergatoudis let slip plans for the UK charts to count plays on streaming services as part of the calculations.

The cynic might wonder how come it hasn't happened yet, given that it's February 2014 and not, say, 1998 or 1965.

The supercynic might just express surprise that they're still making a chart of records to play on the radio.

The hypercynic, though, would just wonder if including figures from Spotify and the others is just a cunning way of disguising how few sales it takes to get into the charts these days.