jay-z forces RIAA to change policy

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http://rapradar.com/2013/07/01/jay-z-forces-riaa-to-change-policy/

a fan of this incase someone beats eminem's 1.7 million first

week by a solo artist by partnering with a fortune 500 company

"We think it’s time for the RIAA – and Gelfand, Rennert & Feldman – to align our digital song and album certification requirements. That’s why today we are officially updating this rule in our G&P Program requirements. Going forward, sales of albums in digital format will become eligible on the release date, while sales of albums in physical format will still become eligible for certification 30 days after the release date. "

"This is truly ground breaking. Instead of waiting a month for a gold or platinum certification, an artist can partner with a Fortune 500 company and meet that qualification in one full swoop . For an artist like Jay-Z, this is perfect. He cuts out the middleman and gets paid upfront. Not to mention, no leaks neither. Don’t be surpised to see more deals like this in the future."
 
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Certifications are a joke now anyway. Artists are buying their own albums, not to mention they hand out certifications for streams on YouTube now.

Anyway his sales don't do anything for me, only people who care are novice rap fans who want to be told what to listen to
 
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Certifications are a joke now anyway. Artists are buying their own albums, not to mention they hand out certifications for streams on YouTube now.

Anyway his sales don't do anything for me, only people who care are novice rap fans who want to be told what to listen to
How does streaming make it a joke... are people not listening?.... even if an artist buys their own albums do you think it outweighs the amount of people who enjoyed the album but illegally downloaded it?

Demand for the music is always more than the sales show
 
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How does streaming make it a joke... are people not listening?.... even if an artist buys their own albums do you think it outweighs the amount of people who enjoyed the album but illegally downloaded it?

Demand for the music is always more than the sales show
To answer your first question, Youtube views and other streams are very easy to buy/manipulate. Not to mention a person streaming a song has the same result of a person listening to a song off a hard copy, it shouldn't be rewarded just because it can be tracked.

To answer your second question, RIAA records sales...just because bootlegging is at an all time high doesn't mean they should pretend that they are selling records. The industry is suffering and the numbers should reflect that. (more so than they already do)
 
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its easier for artists to get a not so honest certification. anybody could keep clicking and replaying a youtube video
 
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To answer your first question, Youtube views and other streams are very easy to buy/manipulate. Not to mention a person streaming a song has the same result of a person listening to a song off a hard copy, it shouldn't be rewarded just because it can be tracked.

To answer your second question, RIAA records sales...just because bootlegging is at an all time high doesn't mean they should pretend that they are selling records. The industry is suffering and the numbers should reflect that. (more so than they already do)
Well said

I think this is terrible. Jay Z going platinum before his album comes out :lol: What a joke. I'm not buying an album that's already sold a million, not sure why anyone would.
 
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Wouldn't Samsung purchashing 1 million copies before it drops be the same as 1 million people purchasing the album before it drops tho?
 
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