'Into It' Podcast: We Talk 'Broadchurch' Series 3, Ed Sheeran's Chart Success And The 'Strictly' Spectacular
As Ed Sheeran dominates the UK top 10 with tracks from his new album, ÷, the 'Into It' team discuss whether streaming has killed the singles chart for good, and if so, does that actually matter in 2017?
In those 10 years, he produced 11 albums - Hunky Dory, The Rise & Fall Of Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars, Aladdin Sane, Pin-Ups, Diamond Dogs, Young Americans, Station To Station, Low, Heroes, Lodger, Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) - many of which stand comparison with any albums of any era. And, as a result, more than a dozen will find themselves in the Official Albums Top 100 today.
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Little Mix have topped the UK singles chart with their latest single ‘Black Magic’. SEE ALSO: Are You Ready For ‘Little Mix
It's a rare thing in your working life to find yourself handling history. I suspect those working on the new Harper Lee novel To Set A Watchman feel that way right now. It's hard to imagine a more highly anticipated book launch. And, here at the Official Charts, it has been a rather remarkable 12 months. Just a year ago, audio streams were ushered into the Official Singles Chart for the first time. I know, it's just been 12 months. Crazy isn't it? Then, in February, streams were reflected for the first time in the Official Albums Chart...
You may not have yet heard of The Shires, but they just made British music history, becoming the first EVER (strangely true
There is a revolution heading towards the Official Album Charts this Spring and it could be just the opening a lot of up and coming bands are looking towards to break through in to the national conscience.
You need to make a chart for your bosses. It needs to be just right: it has to communicate the message correctly in order to get your bosses to make the correct decision. But - wait - you're a data visualization novice. Oh no! How do you know you're going to make the right chart for the job?
An effective chart can answer many questions, but it can never answer all questions. It might answer the exact question the chart designer wanted to answer, but even the most astute designer cannot control his or her audience. A curious audience will read a chart and, with luck, come up with new questions.
Some stories are best told with visualisation... They aren't flashy; they are simple and designed to convey key information quickly... The amount of data being generated by the World Cup lets us explore anything.