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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The Stones concept, a more complicated take than the Pink and the Lady Gaga concept, is that people will pay a ticket broker those kinda bucks, and nothing is much bigger than the Stones, so why not pay the Stones directly?
Do you think music is a commodity, that a song matters only if it has a money value?’ asked Kun. The problem is that it is no longer a commodity since everything is free on the internet now. ‘The real currency of an artist is to grow your database’ said Trent Reznor.
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?
YouTube declared they pay the labels and the song writers a percentage of the revenue generated by their videos, and take 45% of ad revenue, ….but 45% of what? That’s a mystery…
People probably have an inflated idea of what we makeBands appear so much bigger than they really are now, because no one’s buying records
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.
stolen from a business column in New York Post and a weekly pick of big winners and losers in the music world every week! Oh, first runner up in the loser charts? Pandora who lost 17% of their stock value.
That’s totally disgusting to spend that amount of money for a pee stain, but if they predict such a sum I guess they know what they are talking about, the pants will sell and the pee stain will be framed and hung on some maniac’s living room wall.
They all agreed to play for free but had to be paid the symbolic sum of £1($1.57) for contract reason. And McCartney doesn’t seem to regret anything since he declared: ‘It was terrific, great, really cool. It was a trip and very exciting. It was a great opening ceremony.’
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.
A friend of mine works for an indie band (you’d know them if I told you who) and she tells me that when the band sets out on a tour, the opening bands have to kick in money to the headliners.
No real idea how to sell what there is. How to package and repackage, they way they did Presley, or the way Dylan has done to himself. The back catalog is stagnant. And the estate still grossed $475M.
“Music artists, have lost 83 percent of their catalog revenues with the digital revolution (a client who used to make $400,000 annually from music sales is now pocketing $68,000, he said). To compare: The four-year recession has diminished the average American’s net worth by half that at 40 percent.”
Give the minor acts from ten to fifteen minutes, and half an hour for the leads. There is nothing that says the Killers has to bore us for two hours. Let them make their point and get off the fucking stage
Pitchfork is making direct financial profit off bands they are writing about. And have a vested interest in the bands that play. In 2010, rapper Freddie Gibbs became Pitchfork’s rapper de jour after he agreed to play the Fest. Freddie was never mentioned before.
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.
‘There was a cut-off date. The timing couldn’t have been more distracting, to say the least. It was down to the wire and [I was] really suffering, in the end. You have a huge responsibility with the things you’re trying to create to do your best. […The break-up] wasn’t really out of leftfield, but it kinda was.
The advise is pretty timeless, especially the part about shaving your legs. French girls will never have nice thing till they learn to shave all parts of themselves with hair, ame with hipie chicks.
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!
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.
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
“The diversity and strength of the music SummerStage presents is arguable as well rounded and representative of New York City (and the World) as you will find anywhere, and Im extremely proud of that.”
who will be providing the figures and why would they open their books and, how does this effect Pandora, where the music is programed more like a radio? What;s to stop a rock band giving bucks to Pandora for additional airplay which will push them further up the charts?
Let’s say you have a band you really believe in, what’s to stop you investing a million bucks and a team of assistants and buying up 40,000 or 100,000 units and letting the fans decide whether the band is good with all the additional publicity a hit album will get you. I don’t think it is even illegl.
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
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
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.
Imagine for one mioment that instead of buying tickets from Ticketmasterm they were stealing tickets from Ticketmaster. TM would close down shop until they found a solution. The truth is, what does TM? Indeed, they have their own broker company Ticketsnow.
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)
The solution is simple: tell ticketmaster they have six months to develop the software to stop this or their license to sell tickets will be revoked.
Anyway, as expected, some kid found the golden ticket and put it on sale on eBay, and the highest bid for one of these things was $4,100.00 when I looked at it on Monday!
brainless people were buying a lot of hoodies to keep themselves warm,… pffff, as if the meteorology reports hadn’t warned them! And, reportedly, the hoodies prices went suddenly from $45 to $55 according to some guy on Facebook
If you, like your fave rock nyc writer, spends more time waiting for bands to get on stage than you do sleeping, you may feel that you’ve entered a weird netherland where all rock bands (and rap and pop and even David Guetta) are playing the exact same set.
Why would the woman who wrote “Ink Stains” sully who reputaion with questionable business practises? To appear to have sold an extra 100K units and enter the charts and #4 instead of #14?
Since chart tampering is ridiculously easy, perhaps Billboard needs to update the rules. For instance, disallow bundling unless there is an option to buy or not the new album with the ticket to a show. Also, perhaps sales needs to be moved from units sold to dollars generated.
That’s 70,000 units moved per night. 140,000 in total and suddenly Madonna is half way to a # 1 album and she has done absolutely nothing. This is somewhat borderline,
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.
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.
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:
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.
I had a better chance of a getting a ticket to Kraftwek, whose Museum Of Modern Art concerts had 1.5 tickets available for every 100 callers. Or, in plain English, I had about as good a chance of spending the night with Scarlett Johanssen as Fiona Apple
honestly, a lot of ‘small’ local bands (Lady Danville, Shadow Shadow Shade, The Belle Brigade, The Fling, Vanaprasta and others) are too good to be only paid 500 bucks.
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.
Really? We want to screw over George Clinton? To What end? Jigga and Jeezy owe him a fortune, why don’t the cheap bastards give him the 50K. This is infuriating. How can Clinton not raise a lousy 50K? After his music has been used for decades.
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
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.
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
St Holdings is a record distributor and 234 of their labels have pulled off Spotifty. The numbers are staggering but before I give them to you, a couple of caveats.
Bruce Springsteen spending less than $5,000 on tax for his 200 acres of farmland. A piece of property a quarter the size of Central park and he pays $5K in taxes? I don’t care what his pathetic excuse is, this is outrageous