Below table lists Spotify streaming of all songs from the five albums we are studying. The Comprehensive Streaming is reached by multiplying Spotify figures by 68/26. In fact, as shown in IFPI 2015 Report, there were 68 million paying subscribers to all streaming platforms by the end of 2015. While the exact count of Spotify paying subscribers by the end of 2015 is unknown, that figure reached 20 million in June 2015 and 30 million in March 2016, thus an estimated 26 million is used as of the end of 2015.
The equivalent album sales is the division of the comprehensive streaming figure by 1500 as it is now the norm in the new industry model.
Streaming Part 1 – Just getting started
With the exception of Runaway from their debut album, there isn’t much to save from those two records which show rather poor streaming results. This is just one more element putting them among pop stars rather than classic rock legends. As both of those albums have little weight in their discography, better check streaming of their big albums though to get a better understanding of the situation!