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What’s up everybody?
Here’s the lowdown from this week’s big showdown:

Album Sales Week of 4/21/09:

Rick Ross “Deeper Than Rap” – 158,027
In case you still think these numbers are good (which they are relative to the current state of hip-hop record sales), check out what Officer Ricky’s fans think…

Asher Roth “Asleep In The Bread Aisle” – 61,987

Grouch & Eligh “Say G&E” – 2,865 (42% digital)

Mr. Lif “I Heard it Today” – 1,110 (50/50 Physical Digital)

In other industry/related news this week:

Ryko distribution is going to be folded into ADA (via HypeBot) and plenty of jobs will be lost in the process…

Torrent sites / trackers shutting down?
More fallout from the Pirate Bay verdict… interesting to see that sites are actually shutting down voluntarily/out of fear (especially since piratebay still seems to be active).  I guess the real question is how many sites are popping up in the absence of these older/Swedish ones?

Condé Naste closes Portfolio
Even in what is probably the most interesting time to be reporting on “Business” news, Condé Naste is closing their Business magazine.  Of the 25 top newspapers in the country, only the Wall Street Journal posted an increase in circulation, so one would think that this is a good time to be in the business of Business News?  I guess not…

DVDs to increase storage space x100?
Will this help save the dying DVD industry?  probably not… more likely we’ll just see bootleggers on Fulton Mall selling DVDs with 100 movies on them for $10

Buzznet slashing staff at idolator and stereogum (via HypeBot)

Clear Channel lays off 590
In case you thought radio was doing well…

Transworld posts sales #s (Via billboard.biz)
In case you have your head in the ground and still think that the music retail game is doing ok…  At Transworld, music accounted for 46% of sales in 2006, 39.1% in 2007 and 35.4% in 2008. The company’s unit CD sales slid 28% in 2008, a deeper drop than the overall market decrease of 20%.

So… as usual, until next time, hit me up with questions, comments etc.

Peace.

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/ncg1 ncg

    lol i guess humiliation is effective… man haters is real quite now, rick ross put out a hot album,, again lol i mean the guy can rap and he be on some real s— ” ill shovel s—, ill c.o. so we can bow our heads and pray over the meat loaf.”.. it suck that people are so incline to hate, if you dont like it it might not be for you, but uh peace and love, and yea

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/SHIALABOUF THE BUFF STUFF

    what about Jamie foxx album that he has out now how is that doing? and good for asher roth floppin hes garbabe