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  • AMG
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    The BBC have published a news article asking this very question (read it here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36794105).

    Drake is currently still at the top of the U.K. Singles Chart with One Dance – his 14th consecutive week. He is nearing the record set by Bryan Adams for Everything I Do (I Do It For You).

    However, in only three of those weeks was Drake the top selling single. In the UK one hundred streams of a single counts as one purchase. The rate with which Brits are streaming music has kept the charts pretty stagnant in recent weeks.

    There are concerns over how new artists can actually break through in a big way when acts like Drake and Calvin Harris have a choke-hold on the charts because of their mass audience appeal on streaming sites.

    What are the thoughts of posters here?
    Should streaming count towards the charts?
    Is it having a negative effect on the charts?
    Are new artists suffering as a result?

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    wehan6
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    yes, but sadly sales is DEAD. it really is a sad time for the music industry.

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    Gagamon
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    Yes, not only for charts but the whole music industry

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    ThisIsNotMyRealFace
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    YES. Streaming should be included no doubt, but it’s influence needs to be scaled down significantly. It should count for a 5th of what it does now.
    As for sales, I do believe that the record industry is the cause of it’s own problems. If you look at the list of best selling songs and albums, one thing you’ll notice is that there’s variety. You’ll find pop, rock, rnb, rap/hiphop, electronic, soul etc. However, right now, the entire record industry is converging into one genre: pop. Problem is, people get tired of pop after a short while. The only artists getting promo are pop artists, but people are tired of all that pop. (I mean look at the reaction to Adele). The labels need to start promoting left-ish/alternative music tbh if they want to see sales. People are tired of the same old pop, especially when the pop artists of nowadays always seem to copy current trends, thus ensuring that all current music sounds the same.

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    Xtina
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    Hell yes!

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    Final2
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    You can only buy a song once but stream it hundreds of times. Streams should count but on a lesser scale.

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    GusCruz
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    They haven’t yet figured out the right formula to actually estimate success for this era we’re living in, but I sure hope they are thinking of a new method

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    circa 1993
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    Sales have been in the poop shoot for a while. No one buys CDs anymore unless it’s a major release from someone like Taylor Swift or Adele. The charts are only reflecting the current change in music consumption. These days streaming is dominant. The artists are still being paid for each stream. This is actually helping them more than hurting.

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    katyperry
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    Remember when Itunes introduced around 2005 and some say it will ruin the chart? And what happened? It directly reflects how people consume music at the moment and it is the more accurate way to estimate popularity than Airplay charts which is dictated by some pigs.

    Streaming is the future. It reflects well how people consume music right now. Also it is good for most artists since their music can be more easily discovered. With right pay to artists, streaming will rule next decade. (Wait, it is already ruling this decade.)

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    mikeboy898
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    Streaming is truly where music is going, and if people refuse to recognize that, then they are refusing to be with the current times. In 10 years or less, hardly anyone will be buying music in the traditional sense. Buying CD’s will be then, what buying records is now: an artifact to collect.

    Spotify is the future.

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    Should streaming be a factor in overall chart points? Yes, absolutely.
    Should streaming be 50% of an artists chart points?? Absolutely not!

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    ThisIsNotMyRealFace
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    Streaming is truly where music is going, and if people refuse to recognize that, then they are refusing to be with the current times. In 10 years or less, hardly anyone will be buying music in the traditional sense. Buying CD’s will be then, what buying records is now: an artifact to collect.

    Spotify is the future.

    This is so silly. Streaming is not the ‘future’. Buying things so you own them was, is, and will always be a thing. Streaming is not this new crazy technological development (like CDs or digital downloads were) . It has existed for a long while (remember Napster?). People will still buy albums and singles they like for years to come. Streaming will die for some reason, and people will still buy singles. All this hype of ‘streaming’ as THE FUTURE is really deluded. Even at the height of illegal downloads/music piracy, people still bought albums/songs. Even when youtube was introduced, people still bought songs/singles. People love ownership and that won’t go away.

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    JB
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    Yes, it absolutely has ruined the charts.

    They need to reconfigure things. If a song is selling the most digitally and has the most airplay, it should be truly the # 1 song in the country. Streaming obviously should be weighed to some degree, but they are placing too much weight on it currently. It’s infuriating because a lot of it can be manipulated too. And seriously, they’re not even buying the song. It’s kinda BS.

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    ThisIsNotMyRealFace
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    Yes, it absolutely has ruined the charts.

    They need to reconfigure things. If a song is selling the most digitally and has the most airplay, it should be truly the # 1 song in the country. Streaming obviously should be weighed to some degree, but they are placing too much weight on it currently. It’s infuriating because a lot of it can be manipulated too. And seriously, they’re not even buying the song. It’s kinda BS.

    Like it’s so EASY to manipulate streaming. Just need a facility anywhere in the world (use VPN to configure to country of choice) buy 1,000 computers and fake emails, and stream away. I refuse to believe that there isn’t at least one record label that hasn’t exploited this. I could even start a business like that and make bank real quick.

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    AMG
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    Yes, it absolutely has ruined the charts.

    They need to reconfigure things. If a song is selling the most digitally and has the most airplay, it should be truly the # 1 song in the country. Streaming obviously should be weighed to some degree, but they are placing too much weight on it currently. It’s infuriating because a lot of it can be manipulated too. And seriously, they’re not even buying the song. It’s kinda BS.

    To what extent is AirPlay considered with the charts?

    In the UK, it does not factor in. I don’t know what it’s like in the US?

    People aren’t buying the song then either – just like streaming. If you include streaming and AirPlay, how long until YouTube plays get factored in?

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