Billboard 200’s New Formula

Today, Billboard launched its upgraded Top 200 list. In addition to physical sales, the list will now include on-demand streaming and digital track sales. The formula equates 10 song sales from an album to one album sale, and 1,500 track streams from one album to one equivalent album sale. All of the major on-demand audio

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Race to the Top of Streaming Services

Internet streaming is currently the fastest growing way for consumers to listen to music. What’s still unknown is which service will become the standard for how we consume streamed tracks for years to come. In an article written for Quartz, John McDuling poses the question: will music streaming be a “winner-takes-all” market like other internet

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Licensing and YouTube – A Music Users Guide

This week, Sonic Scoop takes on the “Ins and Outs” of licensing cover songs for YouTube. The piece gives a simple overview of the steps that one needs to take, be it a casual uploader or more professional producer, for licensing music for both syncs and covers in videos posted to YouTube. Sonic Scoop sites

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