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Streams and vinyl sales double while music downloads dwindle

While digital album and song sales continued their downward spiral, record sales have more than doubled since last year. All this is according to Nielsen SoundScan, which reports that the 9.2 million wax tally is the highest since it started tracking sales in 1991. 63 more words

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Billboard's new streaming formula jolts album chart: Guess who benefits?

Billboard’s overhaul of its Billboard 200 to incorporate streaming and track downloads instantly jolted the albums chart, to the immediate benefit of several artists including Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande and Sam Smith. 144 more words

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Billboard 200 Chart To Count Streaming In Album Rankings

File this under ‘on-demand streaming keeps marching forward and infiltrating more of the business of music.’ Billboard will now incorporate on-demand streaming services to its famed Billboard 200 chart — the chart that tracks the top 200 albums for the week. 162 more words

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