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Nielsen will finally start tracking Netflix and Amazon video (Engadget)

Nielsen, the holy vanguard of television ratings, has finally figured out how to track viewership from Netflix and Amazon‘s streaming video services. And when it launches next month, it could fundamentally change the sorts of shows you see from them. 6 more words

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Billboard to include streaming listens from Apple's Beats Music, others in album sales

“Streaming music services like Spotify have brought big changes to the music industry. But one important part of the business has not kept up: Billboard’s album chart,” Ben Sisario reports for The New York Times. 214 more words

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For the first time ever, Americans spend more time using mobile devices than TV

“For the first time, Americans spent more time on average looking at their mobile devices than at a television screen,” Dav eSmith reports for Business Insider. 92 more words

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Billboard will soon include music streams and digital downloads

Maybe Taylor Swift ditched Spotify a bit prematurely.

Billboard and Nielsen SoundScan, the agency that supplies the charting data, are planning to add streams and downloads of tracks to the mix… 389 more words

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Are Netflix and Amazon Aware that Nielsen is Going to Start Measuring Their Viewership Totals?

Earlier this year, in a presentation at the ATX Television Festival in Austin, Texas TV writer Kyle Killen (Lonestar) brilliantly explained the history and current failure of the American TV rating system, … 752 more words

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Streaming Services Join the Nielsen Family

Nielsen says it will begin monitoring viewership numbers of online subscription video services (SVOD) from next month, including industry leaders such as Netflix and Amazon.com’s Prime Instant Video. 78 more words

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LISTEN UP: Music And The Multicultural Consumer

Music knows no boundaries in America. It’s the great equalizer among consumers of different ages, languages, races, incomes, genders and geographies. People often find that music is a mirror of and a bridge to an increasingly diverse society. 272 more words

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