Streaming Masters – Boston


Boston and their self titled debut belong to the pantheon of rock music from the 70s. Back then, they shared headlines with the likes Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, and Peter Frampton. How does their legacy perform these days?


Streaming is made up of audio and video streams. Our CSPC methodology includes both to better reflect the real popularity of each track. The main source of data for each avenue is respectively Spotify and YouTube. To factor in the growing impact of multiple Asian countries where these platforms aren’t always the go-to site for music streaming, more sources have been added.

In order to account for their real popularity in each relevant country, the below sources have been used along with the mentioned ratios that reflect the market share of each area.

Audio Streams
– South Korea : Genie streams * 3.05 (consistent with Gaon streaming numbers)
– Japan : AWA streams * 100/5.5 (AWA has 5.5% of the Japanese streaming market)
– Elsewhere : Spotify streams * (370 – 8.5 – 9.5 – 33 – 9) / 207 (370 million global subscribers minus 8.5 million from South Korea minus 9.5 million from Japan minus 33 million from China divided by the number of Spotify only users minus 9 million more Asian users) + Genie streams * 3.05 (uses Genie rather than Spotify to extrapolate markets like Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam)

Video Streams
– China* : Xiami streams * 125/6.5 (Xiami has just over 5% of the Chinese streaming market)
– Elsewhere : Youtube views

*since 96.4% of Chinese streaming platforms are free users, that paid-for users pay less than $2 a month and that they are also used as video streaming platforms, their streams are weighted in par with YouTube streams.

Audio Stream value – 1500 plays equal 1 album unit
Video Stream value – 11,750 views equal 1 album unit

Equivalent Albums Sales (EAS) = ( Spotify * 310/207 + Genie * 3.05*2 + AWA * 100/5.5 ) / 1500 + ( Xiami * 125/6.5 + YouTube ) / 11750


Boston Streaming Numbers

Total: 522,437 EAS

Most streamed tracks (EAS)

1. More Than a Feeling [Boston]270,000
2. Peace of Mind [Boston]66,000
3. Foreplay/Long Time [Boston]43,000
4. Smokin’ [Boston]26,000
5. Amanda [Third Stage]23,000
6. Rock & Roll Band [Boston]14,000
7. Don’t Look Back [Don’t Look Back]14,000
8. Hitch a Ride [Boston]12,000
9. Let Me Take You Home Tonight [Boston]6,000
10. Something About You [Boston]5,000
11. A Man I’ll Never Be [Don’t Look Back]4,000
12. Feelin’ Satisfied [Don’t Look Back]3,000
13. Cool the Engines [Third Stage]2,000
14. Party [Don’t Look Back]2,000
15. We’re Ready [Third Stage]2,000
16. Higher Power [Orphan]2,000
17. I Need Your Love [Walk On]2,000
18. It’s Easy [Don’t Look Back]2,000
19. Livin’ for You [Walk On]2,000
20. Didn’t Mean to Fall in Love [Corporate America]1,000

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