500m weekly streams landmark breached in UK for first time

Tom Pakinkis

There were 505,849,000 audio streams in the UK for the chart week ending Thursday, 16 July – marking the first time the half a billion weekly streams milestone has been met.

The figure comes from the BPI and is according to Official Charts Company data.

In July 2014, the weekly number of audio streams averaged just over 275 million – contributing to a combined annual figure of 14.8 billion streams served through streaming services such as Spotify, Deezer, Rdio and ...

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