News: Billboard 200 chart will include streaming listens from Google Play, Beats, Spotify & others in album sales | 9to5Google
Billboard 200 chart will include streaming listens from Google Play, Beats, Spotify & others in album sales | 9to5Google: "The New York Times reports that Billboard and Nielsen SoundScan plan to start incorporating both streams and downloads from music streaming services, in addition to the music sales the chart already covered, in order to more accurately reflect popular albums based on what users are listening to."
The times, they are a changin'
Labels: distribution, producing
: "Kobalt Music Publishing, a company that represents and collects royalties on behalf of music makers in Europe, says its customers brought in an average of 13 percent more revenue from Spotify than iTunes over the first quarter of 2014, reports The Wall Street Journal. "
I think this is significant, but I'm not sure why. Personally, I want 24bit 96 kHz ALAC for all my digital downloads with no copy protection. Or I'm going back to CD.
Labels: apple, audio, distribution