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    Streaming music will count toward music sales totals (Carrie mention) :)

    Streaming music will count toward music sales totals

    May 9th, 2013 | by Jaquetta White



    Songs by Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney and Jake Owen all will get new gold or platinum designations this week after the Recording Industry Association of America announced that it will add music streaming to the calculation it uses to determine digital single sales.

    The RIAA will now count both downloads and streams from on-demand services like Rhapsody and Spotify and video streaming serivces like VEVO and YouTube toward its designations of gold, platinum and multi-platinum sales. Under the plan, 100 streams will equal one download.

    In explaining the the new calculation, the RIAA said it is an “approximate barometer of comparative consumer activity.”

    The RIAA is awarding 27 multi-platinum, 18 platinum and 11 gold designations as a result. A gold record has sold at least 500,000 copies. Platinum records have sold at least one million. A multi-platinum designation comes with sales of two million or more.

    “Including music streaming in Gold & Platinum awards marks the continued evolution of the industry’s premier program for recognizing artistic achievement, and it reflects the wide spectrum of ways consumers enjoy music from their favorite bands,” said Cary Sherman, chairman and CEO of RIAA. “The music business, along with its incredible array of digital service partners, is offering fans more access to music than ever before. We’re thrilled that our awards will now more fully recognize artists’ commercial success today.”

    Underwood’s “Before He Cheats,” Chesney’s “The Boys of Fall,” and Owen’s “Alone With You” and “Barefoot Blue Jean Night,” all are among the songs receiving new sales designations because of the change.

    Awesome news ...

    blogs.tennessean.com/business/2013/05/09/2093/

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    good info to know! thanks!
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