Streaming to be included in singles chart
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Streaming to be included in singles chart

George Ergatoudis, Radio 1 and 1Xtra’s Head of Music has revealed streaming will soon be included in the top 40 singles chart.

He was speaking at the Radio Academy’s music event on Monday evening, and said play counts from services like Spotify and YouTube could be included as soon as this summer.

Germany and the US already count music streams but the Official Charts Company says there is no firm date set for the change.

Chief executive Martin Talbot told the BBC the company was still working out the “how” and “when” behind the plans.

And speaking in Music Week last week, Mr Talbot said: “We are beginning to look at this, as every market is – but we have a lot of due diligence to do before making what would be a significant jump in the UK.”

Issues such as counting plays on YouTube as the equivalent of one sale was still to be worked out.

George went on to say merging that data into the Top 40 would be one of the biggest transitional changes in the Official Chart’s history.

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0 0 888 19 February, 2014 Music News 11:17 am 20142 Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

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