Stop streaming data count in the main charts.

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Since 2014, the Official Charts company has chosen to include streaming data from services like Spotify & Deezer in their chart rankings along with actual sales. While the system has some advantages in theory, in practice it is a complete shambles. It has created artificial monopolies for songs whose sales aren't very strong and are only boosted by this streaming. It would be like if when vinyls were popular, that trading them with your friends counted towards chart ranking. It is ridiculous, and has led to such underserved feats as Drake's One Dance topping the chart for as long as Bohemian Rhapsody despite not even being in the top ten in actual sales.

It is utter nonsense that streaming counts in the official charts. We need to stop this now.

#StopStreamingSpoilingOurCharts

 

 



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