On demand streaming now counts towards the New Zealand Top 40 Album Chart, in a bid to track how we listen to music. It's one of a few changes that have just taken place:
- The Albums Chart now incorporates streaming data.
- Singles certification for gold and platinum has been raised to 15,000 (gold) and 30,000 (platinum).
- Heatseekers Charts have been added to the Albums Chart and New Zealand Albums and Singles Charts to highlight what is new and hot.
- Bullet tracks have been introduced to show trending music inside the top 40.
Damian Vaughan is the chief executive officer of Recorded Music New Zealand, and he joins Jesse Mulligan to explain what's new, and why.