Is rock on a roll? Big breakthroughs see heavy bands build up streaming steam

Mark Sutherland

The tide could finally be turning for rock music on streaming services, new Music Week research can reveal.

In previous years, our survey of the performance of songs the Official Charts Company classify as heavy rock or metal has made for sobering reading for execs in the genre. But this year, streams for the year-to-date are not only up 39.3% (outpacing last year’s 29.8% rise), but are also out-performing the total market rise. Total streams rose by marginally less, 38.8%, ...

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