Spin the whole thing: Despite a less-than-favorable response from critics, Jay-Z's 'Magna Carta ... Holy Grail' set a Spotify record with 14 million album streams during its first week.
The album, on life support for a dozen years, may be on a healthy rebound.
After steadily climbing for years, digital track sales fell 2.3 percent in the first six months of 2013, according to Nielsen Entertainment and Billboard's mid-year music industry report.
Overall album sales are down as well, in line with a trend that began after iTunes and iPods allowed fans to cherry-pick songs rather than spring for full collections. ...