Compton, Dr. Dre’s latest album, was an exclusive release on Apple Music, helping the company fully break into the streaming music scene. If this was a good idea or not, remains a debate for another day.
Dr. Dre's 'Compton' album has been streamed 25 million times already in just one week
It was also downloaded half a million times via the iTunes Store, which in turn translates to people actually buying and paying for it.
Right now, however, it does seem to have been a good idea after all. Apple, in a statement, said the album has been streamed 25 million times since its opening week.
It was also downloaded half a million times via the iTunesStore, which in turn translates to people actually buying and paying for it. So, yeah, not bad at all. People are buying it.
Jimmy Iovine, Dr. Dre’s partner in Beats, who also works for Apple says, “We’re beginning to show what we can do in terms of communicating music to a worldwide audience and helping artists at the same time.”
However, you should know that the 25 million figure was not broken down. It’s unclear if the album was streamed in full 25 million times, or if this represents an aggregated stream across individual songs.
Whatever the case, Apple seems to be going forward with the company already signing 11 million trial subscribers to its music service.
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