July 7th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

"I'm so happy. Yay!" Ariana Grande (for it is she) is certainly smiling after topping the UK's Official Singles Chart in the first week it factored in streams as well as sales, but the sentiment applies...

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June 23rd, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Those rumours earlier in the year about streaming getting added to the UK's official singles chart were correct: early this morning the Official Charts Company confirmed its plans. The first singles...

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February 18th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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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...

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July 31st, 2013 by Music Ally

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We look at the different charts out there and speak to digital marketers who bluntly point out the small amount of wheat amid acres of digital chaff

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June 7th, 2013 by Stuart Dredge

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"Top 40 charts were designed for your mom," chirps the press release for US personal radio service Slacker's new feature: the Slacker EQ Score. It's a metric created by the company to reflect how popular...

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December 14th, 2012 by Music Ally

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Apple has published its Best of 2012 charts for its iTunes Store and App Store, including information on the best-selling music.

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August 9th, 2012 by Music Ally

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Sandbox Issue 66: Online was supposed to simplify things and make the connection between creators and audiences simple and straightforward. Instead we are drowning in platform choices and the frantic need...

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December 1st, 2011 by Music Ally

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Getting the most from your superfans – how do you identify and engage with those extra-devoted fans?

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November 17th, 2011 by Music Ally

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Welcome to Sandbox – Issue 48 This fortnight: - Getting heard on Spotify: our lead looks how digital marketers can use the service to promote their artists and releases in interesting ways - Our...

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