Video views on YouTube et al will soon count towards singles’ chart positions

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Starting next month, the number of views song videos receive on YouTube and other sites will start to count towards their position in the UK singles chart. It’s a move that could completely shake up the charts, just like the counting of digital downloads and streams did previously. Starting on Friday, video views on YouTube, Apple, Tidal and Spotify will start to be counted by the Official Charts Company, and will be included in the first chart of July. It is only official music videos that will be included in the count — any user-generated content will be ignored. With…

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