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SoundCloud stats to be added to the chart

By | Published on Thursday 20 September 2018

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Fans of SoundCloud, streams, numbers, stats, music charts and especially SoundCloud streams being turned into numbers and stats and incorporated into the music charts, are in for a real treat. Because SoundCloud streams are being turned into numbers and stats and incorporated into the UK music charts. What a time to be alive!

Although those of you thinking that, with SoundCloud data now being counted by the Official Charts Company for its official music charts, here’s an opportunity for everyone to listen to CMU podcast Setlist on SoundCloud and get it all the way to number one, I’m afraid there’s a snag. The devil, as always, is in the detail.

Read carefully: “[SoundCloud] streams of licensed, monetised tracks in the UK will now count toward the UK’s Official Charts”. Fucking small print. The official statement from SoundCloud goes on to say that the official charts its stats will now contribute to are “the official, trusted, weekly pulse of what’s hot in the UK music scene”. Yeah, maybe, old friend, maybe. Or not. Who knows? Who cares?

“SoundCloud is the foundational music platform for creators”, reckons the digital firm’s Director Of Content Partnerships Raoul Chatterjee. “We are committed to empowering them with the best tools and services to grow their careers. Charts are a great measure of success for creators, and we’re excited their SoundCloud streams will now count toward the UK and Ireland’s Official Charts”.

Oh yes, SoundCloud stats will be counted in the Irish charts compiled by the Official Charts Company too. What a time to be alive!



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