Good thing for musicians i guess
not like it matters anyways
Oh how the world is changing.
Wow... dunno if I like the idea of this, but I guess this would be quite good for the artists.
that's kinda cool
So PSY and his single Gangnam Style will receive diamond only on Youtube streaming? It doesn't really matters
I think this is pretty cool, albeit insignificant
should count scrobbles
Billboard did the same thing. That's how "Harlem Shake" got to the top of the charts despite having only a modest number of
downloads (and plays on YouTube for the full song, but the clips people danced to counted for some ridiculous reason.)
well this is awesome for musicians
I have 3 cats
good for michael
WE MUST NOW STREAM THE LAURA STEVENSON
THE LAURA STEVENSON MUST BECOME PLATINUM
WE MUST NOW STREAM EVERYBODY DOES THEIR PART: 1000 STREAMS A DAY
did they just pluck 100 out the air or what
Seems that way, really. I think it should be more.
I guess this is what they do when they aren't suing people.
hadouken! are def going to go platinum
make that two times platinum!
this is completely arbitrary....a sale is a sale. FREE streams are not sales.
Well, from now on the charts are gonna be... off the charts.
How did they calculate these conversions? Why 100 streams as opposed to 50?
Digging: Fluke - Puppy
this is completely arbitrary....a sale is a sale. FREE streams are not sales."
Ya but people get paid for youtube subscribers and hits and whatnot. I think this is just the next step in the future of marketing since physical sales of music are becoming futile and everything is becoming digital.
Well, Spotify gives some cents or fractions of a cent to the artist for every listen... Maybe they get as much money for a hundred streams as they would get for the single on iTunes or something like that. Don't know about the other sources.
hahahahaha yeah because riaa certifications are still relevant
they realized they lost the battle and are now playing catch up
seems like everything i listen to these days is on bandcamp and i love it
fuck record companies
This is stupid, viral dancing songs are gonna go diamond
Sweet I've got like 10 album sales now
This change has already caused certain albums to receive new certifications
these are singles, not albums
ugh here we go
RIAA: Trying to remain relevant.
"Ya but people get paid for youtube subscribers and hits and whatnot. I think this is just the next step in the future of marketing since physical sales of music are becoming futile and everything is becoming digital."
These are singles, not album? What's up?
Time to start refreshing pages constantly
Pirate to spite them.
but honestly I find this to be stupid. Whatever flavor of the month song will spike then taper off. Now album certification means even less.
Digging: De La Soul - And the Anonymous Nobody
I find it hard to equate streams to sales - I mean, I see how it works in relation to the artist accumulating a sum of money, but something about this doesn't sit well with me.
Digging: Benjamin Francis Leftwich - After the Rain
pretty soon artists won't even have to make entire albums if they can just make ringtones instead
Digging: Frank Ocean - Blonde
I think this is quite a good idea but I'm not sure if it's fair to count the sort of passive streaming that goes on constantly, so I'm conflicted on this.
Digging: Daniela Andrade - Shore
everybody go stream godspeed songs until they go platinum
they should really have just made new charts for streaming that are unrelated.
Wouldn't however many songs are on the album being the required number for how many streams would make one album make the most sense?
lets also make brie larson a platinum record
I'd like to congratulate Keyboard Cat and He-Man for their gold records.
mmm not sure about this
there should just be a separate certification system based on streaming.