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The changes, which include counting 10 downloads as an album sale, will go into effect next week
The move would give the company an advantage in streaming over competitors like Spotify
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New service will allow users to store videos offline and play music while using other apps
Daniel Ek says piracy and record labels do more damage to musicians than streaming music service
"If [a] fan purchased the record...and then their friends go, ‘Why did you pay for it? It’s free on Spotify,’ we’re being completely disrespectful to that superfan," says Scott Borchetta
Superstar sells nearly 1.3 million copies of '1989' in its first week, but not without controversy
Will audiophiles pay $20 a month for better-sounding songs?
"There are reasons why you can sell 1 million units, but it's got nothing to do with not providing that album to Spotify," says one source
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With album sales down 14 percent this year, industry retailers hope the country-pop superstar will reverse a downward trend
A California judge has ruled against the satellite radio company in a landmark ruling
'Old Boots, New Dirt' tops the chart, while Jason Derulo's "Trumpets" is the Sleeper of the Week