18 02 14

Radio 1’s head of music says streams will soon be included in official UK chart

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“So @GeorgErgatoudis has just announced that @BBCR1 will v.soon be including @Spotify streams in the Top 40 charts not just sales!” claimed one of the tweets coming out of last night’s Radio Academy Playlists: What Makes a Hit in 2014? event in London.

As head of music at Radio 1 and 1Xtra, Ergatoudis is in a position to know, and he followed up with his own tweet confirming and clarifying the details:

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Stuart Dredge
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