Sunday, 18 January 2009

Death of the UK Music Charts?

I appear to be ignoring the blog. I can make excuses like I don't have much time, but the truth is probably that I don't have much to say.

That said, I have been surprised to find that the latest single and album releases from The Boxer Rebellion are not eligible for inclusion in the UK charts from the amount of downloads (even though they are in the top 10 on the iTunes chart) because they are not signed to a record label and therefore haven't released a cd version of the album or single.

Isn't this just the record companies protecting their vastly crumbling empires, or have I got it completely wrong?

1 comment:

Mark said...

You are completely correct. The last thing they need now is proof positive that they have been replaced by the "internets".

More and more artists are starting to realize that going it w/o the RIAA is actually cost effective.

I just which the RIAA would hurry and die so all artist could be set free.