Billboard To Include Music Streams in Top Album Sales Chart

November 20, 2014 3:03 PM

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Billboard and Nielsen SoundScan announced on Wednesday that they will begin using music streams as well physical sales and downloads in tabulating rankings on its Top 200 Album chart.

It's a necessary, late-to-the-party move because even as first file sharing and now streaming has cut deeply into music sales and the entire industry has been reshaped - with artists earning revenues from a variety of sources, including music syncs in commercials and TV shows - the purely sales-base...

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