Anatomy of a Hit: How Meghan Trainor Made the UK Chart without Selling Downloads

Meghan Trainor made history when her single “All About That Bass” splashed onto the Official Singles Chart in the UK a couple of months ago. This was even before her single went on sale, so she charted solely on the strength of her streaming numbers. Nobody had ever done that before. Should we be surprised? […]


Pink Floyd: Record Streams, Record Sales

Pink Floyd is back, with an epic, 21-track album called The Endless River. Spotify users everywhere have been listening to the album in droves, with over 12 million streams worldwide in the first week alone. The Endless River hit number one in the Official UK Album Chart in its first week, selling over 139K albums […]