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Streaming = Riaa Gold/platinum?!?


Raspbernie

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Saw this article today, and find it ridiculous. How can you equate a song that is streamed to one that is bought?
 
Bernie
 
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NEW YORK (AP) - The Recording Industry Association of America is expanding its gold and platinum certification program to include song streams on the Internet.
 
The first round of 56 combined digital single awards counting both downloads and streams go to artists like Eminem, Adele, Justin Bieber and Carly Rae Jepsen.
 
The RIAA is the latest to recognize the popularity of streaming music over the Internet. Billboard also recently changed its chart system to include streams. The gold and platinum certifications will be based on data from on-demand streaming services like Spotify and Rhapsody and video streaming services like YouTube and Yahoo! Previously, only song sales had been recognized.
 
The RIAA says in a Thursday news release that 27 artists will receive multi-platinum certification, 18 platinum and 11 gold.
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And what happens when one artist has 200, 000 single song units sold.

But, the next artist has 150,000 units sold, but has 50,000 more streams than the 200, 000 real sales artist?

Is the second artist, with less sales put ahead of the first. 

 

Some fans stream more because they have more time. And they want to listen several times.

Those who are busier, stream less.

But, there interest is the same, because they tell friends. And think of the songs, even though they are not on the web.

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