Licensed and monetized streams on the audio platform SoundCloud will now be factored into the United Kingdom’s Official Albums and Singles Charts.
SoundCloud’s streaming information will be added to sales figures calculated by the Official Charts Company. SoundClould’s metrics will begin impacting chart rankings as of September 21 2018.
SoundCloud plays are not the only streaming metric that is factored into calculating the charts – YouTube views have counted towards UK’s Official Singles Chart as of July 2018.
SoundCloud streams will be included in The Official Singles Chart, The Official Albums chart, and The Official Independent Singles Chart for both the United Kingdom and Ireland. The charts are compiled by the Official Charts Company on behalf of the British music industry and the Irish Recorded Music Association.
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