In a huge win for independent artists, Soundcloud streams now count towards the official UK charts. This weeks chart (Friday 21st September) will be the first ever to include on-demand streams from Soundcloud.
While I’m not suspecting this to make a huge impact on the Top 40, this could have real benefits for independent artists and allow them to get in to the Top 100. This is great because it boosts their profile for the mainstream and raises their chances of potentially signing for a major label or a larger independent label.
Many artists had built their career or found fame through Soundcloud so I can only see the platform growing as it offers even more exposure now. It’s great news as Soundcloud is available to anyone and when there is crazy buzz for a track, this can be represented in the charts too.
Keep streaming and buying this beauty of an album! Love seeing our little Derbyshire powerhouse bothering the charts! 😊
Reposting @haikusalut : ...
"WE'RE NUMBER SEVEN IN BOTH THE RECORD STORE CHART AND INDEPENDENT ALBUM BREAKERS CHART. WE. ARE. IN. THE. #OFFICIALCHARTS . 🏅🏅🏅"
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WE'RE NUMBER SEVEN IN BOTH THE RECORD STORE CHART AND INDEPENDENT ALBUM BREAKERS CHART. WE. ARE. IN. THE. #OFFICIALCHARTS . 🏅🏅🏅