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Swift Sales Defy Streaming Critics

In our previous edition, The Gen questioned the wisdom of Taylor Swift’s team in withholding the star’s latest album ‘Reputation’ from streaming platforms. In our view, ‘windowing’ is short sighted and an invitation to access the album through piracy...

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...

Album Sales Soar In Q1

Album sales are off to a flying start this year, with the likes of Ed Sheeran, Rag’N’Bone Man, Take That and Stormzy contributing to a 10.7% rise year-on-year in the first quarter of 2017. That’s according to the Official...

UK Charts: Divide & Conquer

It will come as no surprise that Ed Sheeran is now the fastest selling male artist ever, with first week sales of 671,542 for new album Divide, according to the Official Charts Company (OCC)– just imagine what the lad...

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...

Chart Changes, Friday Feeling

The Official Chart Show broadcast on Radio One is set to move to Fridays in line with the recently announced new music global release day. The move will take place from July, suggesting that is when the new world...

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