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Album-equivalent unit

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The album-equivalent unit is a measurement unit in music industry to define the consumption of music that equals the purchase of one album copy. [1]

29 relations: Album, Apple Music, Billboard (magazine), Billboard 200, Forbes, Frozen (soundtrack), GfK Entertainment Charts, Global Recording Artist of the Year, Google Play, Groove Music, Heinz Heise, In the Lonely Hour, International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, Music download, Music industry, Music recording certification, Music recording sales, Nielsen SoundScan, Now That's What I Call Music! 53 (U.S. series), Official Charts Company, Revenue, Sam Smith (singer), Single (music), Spotify, Streaming media, Taylor Swift, UK Albums Chart, 1989 (Taylor Swift album), 2010s.


An album is a collection of audio recordings issued as a single item on CD, record, audio tape or another medium.

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Apple Music

Apple Music is a music and video streaming service developed by Apple Inc. Users select music to stream to their device on-demand, or they can listen to existing, curated playlists.

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Billboard (magazine)

Billboard (styled as billboard) is an American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries.

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Billboard 200

The Billboard 200 is a record chart ranking the 200 most popular music albums and EPs in the United States.

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Forbes is an American business magazine.

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Frozen (soundtrack)

Frozen: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the soundtrack to the 2013 Disney animated film, Frozen.

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GfK Entertainment Charts

The GfK Entertainment Charts are the official music charts in Germany and are gathered and published by GfK Entertainment GmbH (formerly Media Control GmbH and Media Control GfK International GmbH) on behalf of Bundesverband Musikindustrie (Federal Association of Phonographic Industry).

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Global Recording Artist of the Year

The Global Recording Artist of the Year is an award presented by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) to honor the most popular recording artist based on a total of album-equivalent units, which include music downloads, streaming and physical format sales.

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Google Play

Google Play (previously Android Market) is a digital distribution service operated and developed by Google.

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Groove Music

Groove Music (formerly Xbox Music and Zune Music, and also known as Microsoft Groove) was a digital music streaming service developed by Microsoft that offered music streaming through subscription or purchase through the Windows Store.

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Heinz Heise

Heinz Heise is a publishing house based in Hanover, Germany.

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In the Lonely Hour

In the Lonely Hour is the debut studio album by British singer Sam Smith.

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International Federation of the Phonographic Industry

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) is the organisation that represents the interests of the recording industry worldwide.

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Music download

A music download is the digital transfer of music via the Internet into a device capable of decoding and playing it, such as a home computer, MP3 player or smartphone.

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Music industry

The music industry consists of the companies and individuals that earn money by creating new songs and pieces and selling live concerts and shows, audio and video recordings, compositions and sheet music, and the organizations and associations that aid and represent music creators.

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Music recording certification

Music recording certification is a system of certifying that a music recording has shipped, sold, or streamed a certain number of units.

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Music recording sales

Music recording sales or record sales is an activity related to selling albums, singles, or music videos through record shops or online music store.

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Nielsen SoundScan

Nielsen SoundScan is an information and sales tracking system created by Mike Fine and Mike Shalett.

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Now That's What I Call Music! 53 (U.S. series)

Now That's What I Call Music! 53 is the 53rd edition of the Now! series in the United States.

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Official Charts Company

The Official Charts Company, also referred to as Official Charts (previously known as the Chart Information Network (CIN) and The Official UK Charts Company) is a British inter-professional organisation that compiles various "official" record charts in the United Kingdom, including the UK Singles Chart, the UK Albums Chart, the UK Singles Downloads Chart and the UK Album Downloads Chart, as well as genre-specific and music video charts.

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In accounting, revenue is the income that a business has from its normal business activities, usually from the sale of goods and services to customers.

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Sam Smith (singer)

Samuel Frederick Smith (born 19 May 1992) is an English singer-songwriter.

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Single (music)

In music, a single, record single or music single is a type of release, typically a song recording of fewer tracks than an LP record, an album or an EP record.

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Spotify Technology SA is a Swedish entertainment company founded by Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon.

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Streaming media

Streaming media is multimedia that is constantly received by and presented to an end-user while being delivered by a provider.

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Taylor Swift

Taylor Alison Swift (born December 13, 1989) is an American singer-songwriter.

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UK Albums Chart

The Official Albums Chart is a list of albums ranked by physical and digital sales and (from March 2015) audio streaming in the United Kingdom.

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1989 (Taylor Swift album)

1989 is the fifth studio album by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, released on October 27, 2014 through Big Machine Records.

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The 2010s (pronounced "twenty-tens" or "two thousand (and) tens").

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Album-equivalent_unit

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