SoundExchange, the independent nonprofit performance rights organization representing the entire recorded music industry, recently released the Top Streaming Artists, Top Breakout Artists, and Top Tracks of 2014. Drake, Sam Smith, and One Republic’s “Counting Stars” topped each chart respectively. These charts are based on data reported to SoundExchange from digital radio services including satellite radio, Internet radio, and cable radio. The recordings featured were played between September 1, 2013 and August 31, 2014. For an artist qualify as a “Breakout Artist,” the artist must have received no royalty payments from SoundExchange prior to September 1, 2013. Please see the full...

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