Billboard Parent Valence Acquires Nielsen Music, Launches Data Division

Billboard and Hollywood Reporter parent Valence Media has completed its expected acquisition of Neilsen Music and launched MRC Data, a new division to provide data and analytics to the music. Continue reading

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100% Indie Artist Shares How He Got 2 Billion Streams [VIDEO]

Paul Cardell is a poster boy for the modern music industry. This truly independent artist – he owns all of his own publishing and masters – is a three time. Continue reading

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Billboard Hot 100 To Measure Streams Differently

The relevancy of the Billboard Hot 100 has long been argued by those operating in and around the music industry, receiving particular criticism for the weight which it gives to streaming,. Continue reading

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How To Encourage Fans To Buy CD’s, Vinyl: 5 Techniques

While the majority of music consumers have switched to listening to music via online streaming, the physical product endures, and mediums like vinyl have even seen a spike in popularity.. Continue reading

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Spotify: Last Week’s Most Streamed & Viral Tracks US, UK, Global

For the week ending 4/14: The Spotify Weekly Charts highlight top artists by listener along with the past week's most streamed and viral songs in the US, UK and around. Continue reading

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The Essential Album Release Checklist

As an independent musician, releasing one's own music requires a massive amount of work, and it can be easy to forget something or misstep along the way. One thing which can help. Continue reading

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How We Got The New Shannon Curtis Record On The Charts

Here the producer for the latest Shannon Curtis record demonstrates how a completely DIY artist was able to get their album on Nielsen SoundScan's charts, and how you can do. Continue reading

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Adele’s ’25’ Sets More Records, Selling 1.2 Million In Week 2

Adele's "25 roll continues.  She retains the #1 spot on the Billboard Nielsen Music chart for the second week in a row with 1.16 million equivalent album units in the. Continue reading

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Adele Broke U.S. Single Week Album Sales Record In Just 3 Days

It's official.  Nielsen Soundscan has confirmed that Adele's 25 has broken the single-week U.S. album sales record, and she's done it in just 3 days. After processing the first sales reports. Continue reading

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BuzzAngle Music CEO Lidestri Takes On Billboard, Nielsen SoundScan With Innovative Music Charts [INTERVIEW]

Larry Leblanc of Celebrity Access speaks with Jim Lidestri, CEO of Border City Media, a company which is competing directly with industry giant Nielsen Soundscan with the launch of its music. Continue reading

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