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        What is a Hit? | Hitmakers

        Learn how a hit song makes it to the top of the charts and how the Internet has changed the music industry in this clip from Hitmakers, which features pop star Lorde. For decades a hit record meant only one thing: a song or an album was released by a record label, promoted on the radio and then sold millions of physical copies. But today things are different, and a hit might simply be a song that resonates with its intended audience. Sometimes songs which get a lot of downloads or are streamed millions of times sell very few actual albums. Lorde talks about how this change in the industry helped her achieve fame.


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