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Do Amazon downloads count towards the official UK chart?


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Initial post: 14 Dec 2008 10:25:06 GMT
Title says it all really. Being a new service just wondered if they count towards it yet.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Dec 2008 22:03:08 GMT
Last I heard, they don't yet. Maybe that's why the X-Factor winner's not on here.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Dec 2008 00:00:28 GMT
If you want DRM free, non-itunes go to HMV.co.uk. They definitely count toward the UK singles chart...and it's 320kb mp3 for 69p.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Dec 2008 11:30:59 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 16 Dec 2008 20:59:01 GMT
Interesting to know. I signed up there years ago but at the time it was 128 Kbps WMA so I didn't use the service.

I refuse to buy any music at a 128Kbps bitrate regardless of the format and how much better than mp3 they claim it to be, which is why I won't use iTunes unless it's iTunes Plus.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Dec 2008 21:25:38 GMT
A Reviewer says:
iTunes definitely counts, Napster might, eMusic doesn't.

Posted on 8 Dec 2009 23:13:55 GMT
Matthew Wood says:
Is this still the case or do they count towards the charts now?

Posted on 11 Dec 2009 19:46:51 GMT
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Posted on 13 Dec 2009 16:35:12 GMT
That's the DEALER price, not retail. It doesn't matter.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Dec 2009 21:16:43 GMT
NO .. they don't.. and doubt if they will

Posted on 13 Dec 2009 23:14:38 GMT
I. coueslant says:
Yes amazon definatley counts i have been in touch with th charts company and anything in the Amazon top 10 no matter what price counts

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Dec 2009 23:18:14 GMT
Gr Wright says:
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Posted on 13 Dec 2009 23:18:25 GMT
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Posted on 13 Dec 2009 23:19:09 GMT
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Posted on 13 Dec 2009 23:19:42 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 13 Dec 2009 23:23:35 GMT
Gr Wright says:
Your'e obviously not in on get RATM to No1 for Christmas.So dont worry about it.People will know!

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Dec 2009 23:31:07 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 14 Dec 2009 00:09:03 GMT
Gr Wright says:
Whatever-we have raised the best part o £20.000 for charity with RATM for xmas No 1

Posted on 14 Dec 2009 00:20:48 GMT
Buying the 29p version will still make it chart, there is no need to buy the 79p! Your just wasting your money! ITS A FACT THAT 29P DOWNLOADS COUNT TOWARDS THE CHART!

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Dec 2009 01:57:25 GMT
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Posted on 14 Dec 2009 12:27:34 GMT
N. Ramsay says:
The Official Singles Chart Rules do not specify a minimum retail selling price for the sale of a single to be eligible for inclusion in the Official Singles Chart, however they do specify a minimum published dealer price. This does not affect the ability of a retailer to carry out price promotions and any genuine consumer purchases made as a result of a retailer promotion will be eligible as long as the single meets all other applicable chart rules.

In plain English - RAGTM & Joe Downloads from Amazon.uk DO count.

Posted on 14 Dec 2009 13:35:48 GMT
Eel Ssab says:
Just to back up what's been said about the 29p downloads counting towards the chart. They DO count, I e-mailed the official chart company to ask and they confirmed that 29p downloads off Amazon count towards the chart. The minimum price of 40p is the DEALER price what Amazon pay, if they decide to sell cheaper as a special offer then it's up to them but it doesn't effect the downloads being counted towards the chart.

Once again, 29p downloads DO count towards the chart :)

PS.
I hope Joe gets to number 1 because, quite frankly, it's far more deserving than what a bunch of spanners think is a clever "protest". I mean seriously, a group of people telling other people to buy a song that has "F you, I won't do what you tell me" in the lyrics... If it had been a proper Christmas song or another song that's been released THIS WEEK then I'd probably be on board but no it had to be something even more irrelevant than X Factor.

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Posted on 14 Dec 2009 16:07:43 GMT
Last edited by the author on 14 Dec 2009 16:08:14 GMT
We can confirm that sales of MP3s from Amazon.co.uk, including "The Climb" by Joe McElderry and "Killing in the Name" by Rage Against The Machine, count towards the Official UK Charts.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Dec 2009 16:21:37 GMT
Harabael says:
How is he more derserving? Because he was over hyped on a reality tv show and is selling someone elses song?
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