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Halfway There

The UK music market is up by 11% year on year at this mid point stage according to figures from The BPI and Official Charts Company (OCC). Reading between the charts and graphs, this can primarily be contributed to...

Why Chart Changes Don’t Work

The Official Singles Chart has announced a revamp of its structure- from this month, artists will be allowed only three of their most popular tracks in the top 100 in a move designed to prevent music’s heavyweight acts dominating...

Sheeran Shapes Charts

The Official Charts Company (OCC) has revealed its mid-year list of the biggest selling singles and albums of the year so far. Little known singer Ed Sheeran fares surprisingly well, occupying three of the top five positions in the...

Viola Beach: Chart Bound Album

Viola Beach‘s posthumous debut album looks set to enter the Official UK Album Chart at Number 1 on Friday. The late group’s self-titled first album is currently 6,000 combined sales ahead of last week’s Number 1 from ELO, . The talented four-man group from...

Queen Crowned Top 60

To celebrate its 60th anniversary, the Official Albums Chart has revealed the UK’s top 60 biggest selling albums of all time. The list is a mix of the predictable, the sublime and the outright strange, with Queen’s ‘Greatest Hits’...

Adele Pips FIFA to the Post

According to the Entertainment Retailer’s Association (ERA) annual entertainment chart, Adele’s ‘25’ was the top selling entertainment product of 2015, beating the likes of FIFA, Paddington and Call of Duty. The ERA chart is based on data from Official...

Ride the Lightning

Good news for those of you spilling out of gigs and racing to the merch stand to purchase CDs- albums sold in live venues across the UK will soon count towards the Official Albums Chart as part of a...

High Flying Vinyl Charts

The Official Charts Company has dropped the needle on the main beneficiary of the recent vinyl boom and, far from fulfilling any sort of heritage act dad rock clichés it is…Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. Gallagher’s LP ‘Chasing Yesterday’ was...

Chart Puts New Spin on Vinyl

Just in time for Record Store Day, the Official Charts Company has launched the UK’s first ever vinyl chart. New figures published reveal that vinyl continues to grow- though it should be pointed out that it represented a whopping...

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