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Purple Lamborghini By Skrillex and Rick Ross Just Went Platinum

When Skrillex and Rick Ross released “Purple Lamborghini” on July 22, 2016, both artists knew what they were sitting on. The song was released as a single for the motion picture soundtrack for the Suicide Squad film and had Jared Leto reprise his role for the official music video. On Decemeber 6th, “Purple Lamborghini” received

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The Chainsmokers Had Two Songs Go Platinum Today

As The Chainsmokers are currently embarking on their Memories…Do Not Open tour, The Chainsmokers received some pretty surprising news today. On Twitter, The Chainsmokers wrote that two of their tracks just went platinum in the United States. The first song that went platinum was their single with Coldplay titled “Something Just Like This,” while their

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Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Damn’ Certified Platinum

Kendrick’s new album ‘Damn’ has only been out less than a month and has been RIAA certified platinum after being at the top of the charts for two weeks. Interscope announced the certification over an hour ago on Twitter with a congratulations tweet to the Compton-native shown below: .@kendricklamar DAMN. is now PLATINUM #TDE pic.twitter.com/DR0WmZsZ9D — Interscope Records (@Interscope) May 4, 2017 Since it’s release, Kendrick’s third album has held the number-one spot on Billboard for a consecutive two weeks and debuted as the highest-selling debut of 2017. ‘Damn’ dethroned previous title-holder Drake’s ‘More Life”. The success of Kendrick third […]

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Kanye West Becomes The First Artist To Have An Album Go Platinum Entirely From Streaming

Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo has just made streaming history. Kanye’s LP was released back in February of 2016 and has been streamed more than 3 billion times worldwide. 1.5 billion streams have been in the United States alone. With the 3 billion str…

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Kanye West Becomes The First Artist To Have An Album Go Platinum Entirely From Streaming

Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo has just made streaming history. Kanye’s LP was released back in February of 2016 and has been streamed more than 3 billion times worldwide. 1.5 billion streams have been in the United States alone. With the 3 billion str…

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Thank You Yeezus! Kanye’s ‘Life of Pablo’ is First Streaming-Only Album To Go Platinum

Kanye West maybe working on a secret project, a joint package, or just a new song; however, his last project, ‘Life of Pablo’ continues to make headlines. It was announced today that Kanye’s eighth studio album becomes the first album ever to reach platinum status as a “streaming-only” album. Certified by the RIAA, ‘The Life of Pablo’ has been streamed over three-billion times worldwide since it’s February 2016 release. The album never released physical copies and has spawned several chart-topping hits like, the Kid Cudi-featured, “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1”, the Sia and Vic Mensa-featured, “Wolves”, and the Ty […]

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Calvin Harris lands another video with 1 billion views

Humanity has spent over 7388 years watching this Calvin Harris video.

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Flume and Kai’s ‘Never Be Like You’ has gone double platinum

Flume’s big year just got even bigger.

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RIAA Reports Strongest Growth in Music Industry Since Late 1990s

The RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) is a trade organization that represents the recording industry in the United States. Since the program began in 1952, the RIAA’s mission was to protect intellectual property rights, perform research about the music industry and monitor relevant laws. For the first half of 2016, strong growth in revenues

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Skrillex and Diplo’s mixtape gets certified gold

Skrillex and Diplo have the midas touch.

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DJ Snake’s last five singles have gone platinum in the US

DJ Snake is one of dance music’s biggest hitmakers, and he recently revealed his last five singles have gone platinum in the US.

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Jack Ü and Justin Bieber’s ‘Where Are Ü Now’ has gone triple platinum

Jack Ü and Justin Bieber have moved three million units and counting.

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Vinyl sales beat streaming revenues in 2015

Vinyl sales have topped streaming revenues in 2015 according to the RIAA’s year end fiscal report.

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The Times Are Changing: The RIAA Now Includes Streams Towards Gold And Platinum Album Awards

These opinions are my own We live in an age where music is more easily accessible than ever. Physical sales are no longer skyrocketing like they once were, all due to the ability of digital streaming. To not adapt to the way our world is changing would be futile for any label or artist. That […]

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The RIAA Now Counts Streaming Towards Platinum and Gold Records

Ever since 1958, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has awarded both platinum and gold certificates based on the number of albums sold by a particular artist. The RIAA would award a platinum record to artists that sold one million cop…

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The RIAA will now count streaming when calculating platinum and gold records

The RIAA knows that music streaming is here to stay, so they’ve included those numbers in album sales figures.

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Millennials boost vinyl sales to highest point in 26 years

Millennials preference for purchasing vinyl- even in the digital age- has pushed the physical format to its highest sales point in 26 years

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Pandora Reaches Large Settlement with Labels over Pre-1972 Music

Pandora‘s October financial statement must look like a constantly moving seesaw from the perspective of the common observer. The internet radio music titan has seen major quarterly losses recently despite huge gains. According to a report last week, Pandora lost about $85 million over the past three months alone. However, with upgrades to advertising and other features, revenue is still coming in hot with a 30% increase this year. Pandora has about 80 million active users and 3.9 of those pay for the service (see more stats here from Billboard). Thanks to a recent settlement, they’ll need to pay more to

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Aurous launches, gets sued hours later

New music streaming app Aurous has culminated in a lawsuit against it within hours of launching.

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Soundcloud Is Prepping To Take On Lawsuits From Several Major Record Labels

Blah, blah, blah…Soundcloud. Couldn’t care less about what’s been said about Soundcloud in the past – this news might just be the tipping point to it all. According to Digital … Continue reading

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