Sheer chart attack: How new OCC rules brought the biz more hits

Mark Sutherland

The Official Charts Company’s revamp of streaming chart rules has brought the biz a welcome Christmas present by helping more songs reach the upper reaches of the singles chart, Music Week analysis can reveal.

The OCC changed its chart rules in June, introducing a new streams:sales ratio for tracks that had declined for three consecutive weeks after at least 10 weeks on the chart. It also capped the number of tracks by a lead artist that could appear in the ...

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