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Billboard 200 To Track Song Streams, Downloads

Billboard and its data partner Nielsen SoundScan have decided to start tracking songs’ digital streams and downloads on the Billboard 200. “It is the biggest change since 1991, when the magazine began using hard sales data from SoundScan, a revolutionary change in a music industry that had long based its charts on highly fudgeable surveys of record stores,” The New York Times reports.

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