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Official UK charts will now include streamed music

Official UK charts will now include streamed music
Spotify and Deezer figures will be roped in
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The Official Charts Company in the UK has confirmed that it will be including streaming figures in its figures - finally getting down with the kids.

In a major shake-up to the official charts, streaming from the likes of Spotify will now be included.

Given that streaming has doubled in popularity inside a year, and is an increasingly powerful force in what people are actually listening to, it's probably about time for the change.

Zeitgeist

It does, however, raise some interesting questions - with older songs that tap into the zeitgeist likely to be given a big hoik up the charts.

Probably too late for Baddiel and Skinner's Three Lions to make another World Cup-fuelled assault on the top ten though...

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