CSPC: Sales & Formulas Fixing Log – Updated Audio Streaming Numbers

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Audio Streaming – Weight of Spotify adjusted (26/04/2018)

The new Global Music Report 2018 of the IFPI is out. As you already know, we have been extrapolating comprehensive Audio Streams (understand, streams from all audio platforms) thanks to the numbers available on Spotify.

As of the report from last year, Spotify had 132 million of the 212 million streaming users in the World. The new document tells us that while Spotify increased its user count to 157 million, there is now 272 million streaming users in total. It highlights in good part the fastest increase of Apple Music lately.

Obviously, we need to adjust our extrapolation formula from now on. Future articles will include the following calculation.

Old Streaming formula: Equivalent Albums Sales (EAS) = 212/132 * Spotify streams / 1500 + YouTube views / 11750

New Streaming formula: Equivalent Albums Sales (EAS) = 272/157* Spotify streams / 1500 + YouTube views / 11750

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Hello, when you calculate the loss of album sales 2004-2006 in order to measure digital sales, shouldn’t the loss of physical single sales also be counted?


hello where do i get “Comprehensive Audio Stream”


Hi MJD, I have a question, The “Comprehensive Audio Stream” includes Spotify??

[…] The main source of data for each avenue is respectively Spotify and YouTube. As detailed in the Fixing Log article, Spotify represents 157 million of the 272 million users of streaming platforms, […]


Shouldn’t streams for older songs be worth more than streams for newer ones tho?
At this point Ed Sheeran will probably pass MJ with CSPC
Just like how tour grosses are adjusted for inflation?


Hello! Any news on Streaming formula (Equivalent Albums Sales (EAS) = 272/157* Spotify streams / 1500 + YouTube views / 11750)? Infos about size markets of Japan, China, Korea (and others out Spotify)?

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