Instant grat tracks to qualify for chart

Paul Williams

The Official Charts Company has set out full details of new rules that will allow instant gratification track sales to count towards the UK singles chart for the first time.

The change follows an issue concerning David Bowie's comeback single Where Are We Now?, which was made available as a free download to anyone pre-ordering his album The Next Day on iTunes. Under chart rules in place at the time in January any sales of the track achieved that way were barred from contributing ...

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