The RIAA sets the magic number at 1,500 streams = one sale, for the purposes of tracking gold, platinum, etc. albums…
The bad news is that figure is particularly useless if you're trying to figure out how many streams you need to earn what a CD or vinyl sale would have.
There's good news though, too!
I've created the first calculator in the world that will tell you how many streams of a song or album you would need to earn as much as you would with one sale of a physical copy.
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