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Apple Beats Music-like streaming service: Is it actually happening, and when?

Beats Music’s Playlists, Activities, and Mixes features are expected to be integrated into Apple’s new music service. Apple even wants to fully integrate Beats Music into iOS, iTunes, and Apple TV. It is developing a “Beats-infused” version of the Music app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, along with a new iTunes app for computers and a new Apple TV app. […] According to Billboard, Apple’s upcoming streaming service might launch in the spring, but it’ll definitely release by summertime. If it launches in the summer, you could expect a release date around WWDC 2015. – Elyse Betters, Pocket-lint  
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Billboard’s new streaming formula jolts album chart: Guess who benefits?

Billboard’s overhaul of its Billboard 200 to incorporate streaming and track downloads instantly jolted the albums chart, to the immediate benefit of several artists including Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande and Sam Smith. Physical sales and paid downloads of full albums are still part of the formula that now includes Nielsen SoundScan’s streaming and digital track sales. Grande’s My Everything skyrocketed from No. 39 to No. 7 after topping the charts in August. The revamped chart pushed Smith’s In the Lonely Hour from No. 11 to No. 5. […] This is the 62-year-old album chart’s first major evolution since Billboard striked a partnership with SoundScan in 1991 to better reflect physical sales. The addition of streaming and track downloads has been a long time coming, considering Billboard in 2012 started incorporating this SoundScan data for its Hot 100 singles charts. And before that, Billboard had created a Digital Songs chart to rank top-downloaded songs as well as the Social 50 to rank the artists with the most buzz on social networks. – Brian Anthony Hernandez,Mashable
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Streaming Accounted for 63% of Danish Revenues in First Half of Year

Streaming represented 63 percent of Danish recorded music revenue, an increase from 45 percent last year. Digital downloads’ share of revenue declined to 19 percent from 29 percent. Revenue from physical products — CDs and vinyl LPs — declined to 18 percent of revenues from 26 percent a year earlier. […] Other streaming-heavy countries in Scandanavia have had similar gains in the first half of the year. In Sweden, the home of Spotify and the country with the quickest embrace of music subscription services, streaming revenues grew 12 percent and accounted for 81 percent of all recorded music revenue. In Norway, streaming revenues increased about 16 percent and accounted for 77 percent of recorded music revenues. – Glenn Peoples,Bilboard
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