Could the charts run out of stream?

Mark Sutherland

BBC Radio 1/1Xtra head of music Chris Price has called for a chart rethink on streams as Music Week research shows streaming services increasing their dominance of the Official Singles Chart.

With download sales in freefall, streaming ‘sales’ accounted for 81% of the singles market in Q2, meaning songs that are a hit at streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music inevitably see similar success on the Official Singles Chart. But, at the same time, there is divergence between ...

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