The Info List - Official Charts Company

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The OFFICIAL CHARTS COMPANY (previously known as the CHART INFORMATION NETWORK (CIN) THE OFFICIAL UK CHARTS COMPANY and also referred to OFFICIAL CHARTS) is a British inter-professional organisation that compiles various "official" record charts in the United Kingdom, including the UK Singles Chart , the UK Albums Chart
UK Albums Chart
, the UK Singles Downloads Chart and the UK Album Downloads Chart , as well as genre -specific and music video charts. The OCC produces its charts by gathering and combining sales data from retailers through market researchers Millward Brown , and claims to cover 99% of the singles market and 95% of the album market, and aims to collect data from any retailer who sells more than 100 chart items per week.

The OCC is operated jointly by the British Phonographic Industry
British Phonographic Industry
and the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA) (formerly the British Association of Record Dealers (BARD)). Since 1 July 1997, CIN and then the OCC have compiled the official charts. Prior to this date, the charts were produced by a succession of market research companies, beginning with the British Market Research Bureau in 1969, and later by Gallup . Before the production of the "official" charts, various less comprehensive charts were produced, most notably by newspaper/magazine New Musical Express (NME) which began its chart in 1952; some of these older charts (including NME's earliest singles charts) are now part of the official OCC canon.


* 1 Chart synopsis * 2 See also * 3 References * 4 External links


All of the OCC's charts are published weekly on Friday nights, and cover sales for the preceding week, Friday to Thursday. From 3 August 1969 until 5 July 2015, the chart week ran from Sunday to Saturday. Genre-specific charts include UK Dance Chart , UK Indie Chart , UK R -webkit-column-width: 40em; column-width: 40em; list-style-type: decimal;">

* ^ "OCC Information Pack" (PDF). Official Charts. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 April 2008. Retrieved 8 May 2008. * ^ Carde, Ben (5 September 2008). "OCC re-brand is Official". Music Week . Retrieved 6 September 2008. * ^ Kreisler, Lauren (9 May 2012). "The UK\'s first Official Streaming Chart has arrived". Official Charts. Retrieved 18 January 2013. * ^ "UK\'s first official vinyl chart launched as sales rise". BBC. BBC. 13 April 2015. Retrieved 13 April 2015. * ^ Copsey, Rob (2015-06-10). "Global Release Day: Official Chart to kick off your weekend from next month". Officialcharts.com. Retrieved 2017-06-30. * ^ ""New Music Fridays" are coming - Global release day launches 10th July". Official Charts. * ^ "“New Music Fridays” – FAQ for those working in the industry" (PDF). Ifpi.org. Retrieved 2017-06-30. * ^ Mark Savage (December 19, 2016). "Chart company changes formula to reflect rise in streaming". BBC News. Retrieved January 26, 2017. * ^ Sutherland, Mark (27 June 2017). "Official Charts Company introduces singles chart revamp". Music Week. Intent Media. Retrieved 3 August 2017.