Nielsen Entertainment

  1. Nielsen's Q1 Numbers: Sales Down, Streams Up

    April 07, 2014 12:43 PM EDT The transition to the streaming ecosystem in the U.S. is picking up steam. The decline in download sales accelerated in the first quarter to nearly match historic drops in CD sales from 2007-2010. Q1 At-A-Glance Digital sales (albums + TEA ) Dow ...

  2. Billboard 200, Top R&B/Hip Hop Charts Undergo Changes

    November 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Effective with the 2010 chart year, which commences with the issue dated Dec. 5, 2009, the Billboard 200 will shift from a currents-based ranking of the United States' top selling albums to an all-inclusive list of the top 200-selling albums ...

  3. Recession, Not Web, Is Why DVD Sales Are Off

    May 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT It's mostly bad news, but there's a silver lining for DVD retailers: The recession, not the spread of digital video distribution, is what's driving notable declines in disc purchasing. Those are among key findings of a recent consum ...

  4. R&B/Hip-Hop Charts Get Upgrade

    November 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Billboard R&B/hip-hop sales charts are experiencing a notable upgrade, as Nielsen SoundScan’s panel of core stores has undergone its first significant revision in six years. The Billboard R&B/hip-hop sales charts are experiencing a ...

  5. EMI Denies Reports Of Fabricated SoundScan Data

    April 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT EMI is denying published reports that it attempted to manipulate Nielsen SoundScan data. California State Senator Kevin Murray is investigating claims made by a former EMI employee, according to the r EMI is denying published reports that it attem ...