New Chart Rules (fwd)

Arlene PELAYO ([email protected])
Fri, 24 Jul 1998 12:02:28 -0400 (EDT)

Passing this along - doesn't sound good!!

>From the BBC Online

Hundreds of bands, such as Blur, Mansun, and U2, along with countless dance
acts will be severely affected by new guidelines for chart eligibility
introduced this week. The new rules mean that artists are no longer allowed
to put four tracks on singles if they want their record to be eligible for
the Top 75 singles chart. Up to now they were allowed up to forty minutes
of music but that's all changed: under the new rules singles can have a
maximum of three tracks, lasting no longer than twenty minutes. Omar
Maskatiya, aspokesman for the Chart information Network told The Net about
the thinking behind their new rules: "there was a feeling that artists
wanted to be judged on the merits of their A-sides rather than the material
they had to find to fill up the space on a single."

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