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Billboard to Change the Way it Counts Music Streams

Billboard has today announced that it is changing the way its influential music charts deal with streaming, a move seemingly sparked by a controversial YouTube video put up by artist Post Malone's label that helped his song reach the No. 1 spot on the Hot 100. The entertainment media brand says that greater emphasis will now be...

Apple Music Has Taken Three Albums to No. 1 on Billboard in 2016

As pointed out by Forbes, Apple Music has already helped three albums reach the top spot on the Billboard 200 albums ranking in 2016. Apple’s music streaming service secured exclusive rights for the first week of availability for three albums this year i.e. Future’s EVOL, Drake’s Views, and DJ Khaled’s Major Key, all of which ended up debuting...

Zane Lowe Discusses Beats 1 and Meeting Dr. Dre in a New Interview

Billboard has published a wide-ranging interview with lead radio DJ Zane Lowe, in which he talks about Beats 1, collaborating with Dr. Dre and Trent Reznor, familiarizing himself with American radio stations, moving to Los Angeles, and more. Lowe reflected on the first weeks of Beats 1, noting that the personality of the radio station...