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TikTok hopes creation will be a ‘key metric’ for the charts

TikTok's recently appointed global head of music Ole Obermann has given one of his first interviews in the role, and the former WMG exec will be hoping that official chart compilers will be reading. "I absolutely think...
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Billboard bars merch / ticket bundles from chart calculations

Billboard is changing its chart rules in the US to no longer count sales of albums bundled with merchandise or concert tickets. It hasn't yet said when the change will kick in, but when it does "all albums bundled with...
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Spotify launches top and trending podcasts charts in 26 countries

More than 15 million people follow Spotify's 'Global Top 50' music chart, making it an important discovery channel on the service. Now it's looking to do the same thing for podcasts, albeit locally. This afternoon, Spotify...
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BTS Army (and Cape Verde) help K-Pop stars break iTunes record

Is there any country in the world where BTS aren't big? They're certainly big in Cape Verde: their 'Black Swan' track has gone to number one in the country's iTunes chart. Why are we writing about this? Well, this was...
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Who cares about the charts nowadays? Well, 3.2m Brits do…

There's a notion you'll see voiced quite often in 2020, which is that 'people don't care about the charts any more' – referring to the official music industry charts, rather than the rankings on streaming services (which...
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K-Pop stars Blackpink break YouTube 24-hour views record

This one is going to get the K-Pop stans roused up. In April 2019, BTS broke the record for one-day video views on YouTube, with the 78m views of their ‘Boy With Luv’ video trumping the previous record-holder, ‘Kill...
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PPL’s 2019 ‘most played’ chart hogged by collaboration tracks

British collecting society PPL has announced its annual charts of the most played tracks and artists in the UK, based on data from radio, TV and public performance locations (pubs, bars, shops etc). No surprises for guessing...
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Billboard defends charts after Tekashi 6ix9ine allegations

If official music charts don’t matter any more, why do artists get so furious when they feel they’ve been deprived of a number one by a rival’s nefarious marketing tactics? 2018’s beef between Nicki...
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Spain’s albums chart on hold due to coronavirus sales impact

Spanish industry body Promusicae has announced that the albums chart in Spain is being put on hold, due to the impact the Covid-19 pandemic is having on retail sales. Important context: the Spanish albums chart is based on...
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Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia breaks multiple Spotify records

Dua Lipa’s second album, Future Nostalgia, has broken three separate records on Spotify. They are: the most streamed album in a day (or first day) by a British female artist globally; the most streamed album in a day (or...
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South Korean DSP changes chart to battle ‘distorted’ streams

Flo, owned by SK Telecom, is one of the main music streaming services in South Korea. It used to run a near-real-time chart (updated hourly) showing what the most popular songs were on the platform. That has now been replaced...
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YouTube’s ninth biggest artist is a 90 year-old Indian singer

For a while now, Music Ally has been covering the huge views being notched up by Indian musicians on YouTube, as revealed in the service’s global music chart. There’s an interesting story this week, where seven of YouTube’s...