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Written by | November 1, 2012 0:10 | No Comments

The LA Times is reporting that 465,000 copies were sold on iTunes, which has the exclusive on the digital download for the album, and 396,000 copies of an exclusive 22-track deluxe edition (three bonus songs and three remixes) were sold at Target. However, the album was never sold for less than $9.99 at any retailer

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Written by | October 16, 2012 0:03 | No Comments

So now we know, Taylor didn’t lend her song to streaming services and lost out for that reason. Money doesn’t matter, sales doesn’t matter. It is just a mess. It is a joke. The Billboard charts are like throwing darts at a dartboard. Who knows what is selling the most?

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Written by | September 13, 2012 0:02 | No Comments

Advertising sponsored albums, kickstarter campaigns, free live recordings, paid live recordings, tee shirts, fanclubs, meet and greets with paid purchase, super box sets that include the earliest demos and commentary… everything is all over the place.

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Written by | July 31, 2012 0:10 | No Comments

I have a friend on Facebook who has 500 different version of Cheap Trick’s Live At Budokan, which kinda puts this in perspective. Dziga Vertov noted that the first version of TYM was so poorly mastered , you could return the album for a new version. Now they’d just call it remastered and sell it to you again.

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Written by | June 30, 2012 0:02 | No Comments

Why buy Verve Records, the greatest Jazz label of all times, to release oldies? What are they thinking of? I went to an Elizabeth And The Catapults party at Verve a couple of years and wasn’t sure why they were on the label either.

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Written by | June 14, 2012 0:09 | No Comments

DJs are kind of a joke for me, they get all the glory and all the cheerleaders for spinning records, and if some can be creative, most of them are so overrated it’s not even funny!

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Written by | June 6, 2012 0:05 | No Comments

People are sheep, this is why they are so easily fooled by political and religious ideas, they all follow the current tendency, and accept to like whatever they are fed with. It just confirms that human nature is just not that imaginative and independent, and is not often able to look outside the box.

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Written by | May 31, 2012 0:05 | No Comments

Sony super exec Doug Morris, who left UMUS earlier this year, is poised to steal the crown for most sales. Sony has gone from a 26% share to a 29% share and currently less than 2% separate the two behemoths

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Written by | May 10, 2012 0:06 | No Comments

Whoever agreed to this deal should be fired, and if Live Nation continue to throw money away, the next thing they’ll be signing is lawyers documents as they go Chapter 11

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Written by | May 6, 2012 0:08 | No Comments

Readying myself for Saturday’s Red Hot Chili Pepper’s concert at Prudential, I was listening to their music and found my self at “Give It Away”. For RHCP life occured in two parts, before and after “Give It Away”. This is probably true of many, although not all, succesful bands

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Written by | May 3, 2012 0:03 | No Comments

Madonna has written a pop album that isn’t popular, Bruce has written a rock album that doesn’t trannslate well to the stage. Whoops.

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Written by | 0:02 | No Comments

a nightmare deal that got the previous management of Live Nation booted and for damn good reason. As rock nyc wrote over a month ago. Madonna bundled the new album with ticket sales (built into the price of the ticket, hahahahaaaaaaa)

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Written by | March 13, 2012 0:04 | No Comments

Well, do the math: it costs just about nothing to get the music, and a c note for a tix to the concert. And concert tix are not fueled by sales all the time. U2, and Bon Jovi for the two most obvious examples haven’t charted strong in years.

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Written by | March 11, 2012 0:07 | No Comments

17,000 units moved may be many things, but it isn’t really a hit album. I mean, I would be shocked if the record company made a profit on it. 17,000 units and an on the border top 10 album? If that’s the case, while Billboard are doing many fine things, I don’t think they are telling us the bottom line on succesful bands any more.

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Written by | March 1, 2012 0:08 | No Comments

Nomenclature is really important when you write about music,if you are clever enough you can even come up with new ones, but there are already so many of them….the Guardian had the list of all the different origins:

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Written by | 0:04 | No Comments

look at Itunes as the equivalent of a retail outlet like Tower Records used to be. Go in to Tower on a Tuesday morning and there are single bins filled with new releases put their by distributors who paid Tower for product placement. And then against the wall they would place alphabetically every new release in stock.

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Written by | February 23, 2012 0:02 | No Comments

Look, the Bech Boys are NOT Bon Jovi. When you paid a coupla grand to meet Bon Jovi, you got stuck with their roadie. I am assuming you will get Al Jardine at the very least! Plus, cmon, it’s the Beach Boys.

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Written by | December 30, 2011 0:05 | No Comments

21 sold more than 5 million copies.The last time an album topped the year-end chart with more than 5 million copies sold was in 2004

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Written by | December 15, 2011 0:02 | No Comments

her contract with Warner Brothers came to an end and Universal Music, who have been doing an awful good job of sticking it to WB this year (UMUS bought half of EMI from under WBs nose) , have signed her to a three year $3 Million contract.

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Written by | November 21, 2011 0:10 | No Comments

Nevertheless, two weekends in a row, Brandon Ferguson of the OC Weekly and I tried to enter the house where Elliott Smith died, but we were unfortunately not successful. The bungalow is a unit, part of a four-unit complex, located up in the hills of Echo Park, with a really nice view of downtown Los Angeles

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