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Music streaming to be included in UK singles chart

Music streaming on services such as Spotify and Napster will be included in the UK singles chart from July 6. The Official Charts Company will weight the streaming so that 100 plays amount to one physical sale.

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Bastille: Charts should reflect how people digest music

Brit Award-winning band Bastille's song Pompeii has been streamed more than any other track in the UK, with more than 26 million plays.

Asked about the news music streaming will be included in the Official Singles Chart, Bastille frontman Dan Smith said, "I think for the charts to be fair it has to reflect how people digest music."

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