Sunday, January 13, 2013

David Bowie's new single missing from the UK Singles Chart

  This week David Bowie surprised us all with a new single 'Where Are We Now?' and the announcement of a new album 'The Next Day' that will be released this March. The single was immediately a huge seller on the iTunes "Top Songs" chart in the UK. Now here's where it gets strange, you would think it would be #1 this week on the UK singles chart…right? Well no, according to an article in the NME it's not on the chart at all because on iTunes when you pre-order the 'The Next Day' album you get a FREE download of the 'Where Are We Now?' single and because of this it has been ruled out of the UK Singles Chart.

  Taken from the NME "The Official Charts Company explained in a statement: "Owing to chart rules which are agreed in partnership with UK record companies and retailers, data relating to the David Bowie single 'Where Are We Now?' cannot currently be counted towards the official singles charts, as the release is linked to an album pre-order promotion and it is not possible to distinguish album sales from track sales from the retail data received. Should it become possible in the future for regular track sales to be distinguished from album pre-order incentive purchases, then these sales can be counted towards the chart." 

Joe Cornelisse-SMM

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