Music streaming rises to top of the charts

Music played on Spotify, Deezer and Blinkbox will soon count towards the UK singles chart, the Official Charts Company said. Starting on 6 July, the top 40 chart will incorporate streaming data from seven services, with 100 streams of a song being equivalent to one single bought. Katy Perry’s track “Dark Horse” was in the top ten streamed and downloaded tracks for the first three months of 2014.