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Taylor Swift's massive sales are bad news for music biz

Taylor Swift's massive sales are bad news for music biz | Taylor Swift Makes Platinum History | Scoop.it
Swift's '1989' is a sales blockbuster, but the pop star's exit from Spotify is troublesome for struggling music industry.
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Since Spotify came onto the scene in 2011, it has become the nirvana of the music industry. But Taylor Swift doesn't believe in free music. Taylor Swift pulled her music off of spotify this week, to help increase 1989 record sales. "I'm not wiling to contribute my life's work to an experiment that I don't feel fairly compensates the writers, producers, artists, and creators of this music", Taylor told yahoo news.

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Not One Artist's Album Has Gone Platinum In 2014 Besides Taylor Swift

Not One Artist's Album Has Gone Platinum In 2014 Besides Taylor Swift | Taylor Swift Makes Platinum History | Scoop.it

We are now nine and a half months into 2014, and the sales numbers for the music industry are looking particularly grim. While the fourth quarter is typically when the most sales occur, things have never been quite so bad. In 2014, only one artist’s album has gone platinum. 

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"Selling 1.287 million units, Taylor swift takes the lead in most sales in one week. This hasn't been done since 2002 when Eminem dropped The Eminem Show". 

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In Pop Music Today, There’s the 1 Percent, and There’s Everybody Else

In Pop Music Today, There’s the 1 Percent, and There’s Everybody Else | Taylor Swift Makes Platinum History | Scoop.it
Why is this woman gloating? Taylor Swift is exulting because Billboard and Nielsen SoundScan finally made it official: Last week, defying early predictions, Swift’s fifth studio album, 1989, sold enough copies in the U.S. to go instantly platinum. In its first week on sale, the album shifted 1.287 million units,...
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"Taylor Also breaks record sale history, by becoming the first musical artist to sell over a million copies with three different albums, within their first week.Speak Now(1.047 Million Units),Red(1.208 Million Units), and now 1989(1.287 Million Units), have all gone platinum in first week of sales".

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Taylor Swift’s ’1989′ becomes the first platinum album of the year

Taylor Swift’s ’1989′ becomes the first platinum album of the year | Taylor Swift Makes Platinum History | Scoop.it
The album is a rare success in an era of streaming services such as Pandora and Spotify that have made music easy to get for free or very cheaply.
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"With over 200 Official Album releases in 2014, Taylor shift is the first in 2014 to sell over a million copies"

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