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Music Market Update: United States

    First published on www.nielsen.com   DESPITE FOUR NEW ENTRIES in the top ten, overall album sales are down 3% over last week, down 19% over the same week last year and down 15% year-to-date over 2013. The 3.97 … Continue reading

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Music Market Update: Canada

First published on www.nielsen.com   SALES DESPITE FOUR NEW ENTRIES in the top ten, overall album sales are down 7% over last week and down 7% over the same week last year. Year-to-date album sales remain down 5% over the … Continue reading

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Meet the Millennial Multicultural Music Listener

  First published on www.nielsen.com   Rihanna, Bruno Mars, Drake, Selena Gomez, Janelle Monáe—many of the artists on the charts today are young and multicultural, just like their fans. Millennials are more racially and ethnically diverse than any previous generation … Continue reading

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Music Market Update: Canada

          First published on www.nielsen.com   “All About That Bass” (Sony), the debut single from Meghan Trainor, jumps 2-1 on the Digital Songs chart and moves 8-4 on the Billboard Canadian Hot 100, scoring both Greatest … Continue reading

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Music Market Update: United States

          First published on www.nielsen.com IN A RELATIVELY LIGHT new release week, overall album sales are down 4% over last week and down 19% over the same week last year. Year-to-date album sales are down 15% … Continue reading

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Music Market Update: United States

  First published on www.nielsen.com   DESPITE FOUR DEBUTS IN the top ten, overall album sales are down 1% over last week and down 9% over the same week last year. Year-to-date album sales are down 14% over the same … Continue reading

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All Ears: Multicultural Consumers Are Shaping the Future of Music

    First published on www.nielsen.com   African-Americans, Asian-Americans and Hispanics—the “Multicultural” consumers—are taking the music industry by storm. According to current U.S. Census Bureau projections, the American consumer is increasingly the multicultural consumer; forecasted to become the majority of … Continue reading

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Country or Contemporary? Forecasting Summer Listener Trends

    First  published on www.nielsen.com   Summertime weather can be unpredictable—from clear sunny days to heat and humidity or sudden thunderstorms. And this summer has also presented some surprises on the airwaves, based on the ratings results pouring in from … Continue reading

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Music Market Update: Canada

          First published on www.nielsen.com   Two legendary rock artists score their highest charting albums in the SoundScan era. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ “Hypnotic Eye” (Warner) debuts at number one on the Top Albums chart … Continue reading

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Music Market Update: United States

    First published on www.nielsen.com   WITH SIX DEBUTS IN the top ten, overall album sales are up 2% over last week, but down 15% over the same week last year. Year-to-date album sales are down 15% over the … Continue reading

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