SoundCloud plays will count towards Official Charts

Every play on SoundCloud will now count towards song chart positions in a monumental move from the world’s biggest music community.

SoundCloud have some amazing news for the artists on their massive streaming, open streaming platform. SoundCloud on-demand plays in the UK and Ireland will now be included in the Official Charts in the UK and Ireland giving them the same opportunities as being streamed on any other streaming service.

SoundCloud plays will start counting towards chart performance immediately from today, the 14th September, 2018. Next weeks Official Charts, released on September 21st, will be the first to include on-demand streams from UK and Ireland listeners on SoundCloud impacting the chart positions of tracks on SoundCloud.

This is great news for all artists on SoundCloud but in particular the service’s massive independent community. SoundCloud’s open platform allows anyone to create an account and upload their music to the global streaming service. Many independent artists have built a career and found fame on SoundCloud, and now when people are going mad for a track it can be represented on the charts as well.

Streams that will be eligible for chart impact will come from SoundCloud Go and Go+ subscriptions, as well as streaming official, identified tracks for monetisation in their free, ad-supported listening tier. SoundCloud’s on-demand streams will now be included in The Official Singles chart, The Official Albums chart, The Official Independent Singles chart, as well as a variety of genre specific charts.

Head of Social Media and Marketing, RouteNote

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