Billboard To Include Music Streams in Top Album Sales Chart

November 20, 2014 3:03 PM

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Billboard To Include Music Streams in Top Album Sales Chart

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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