Album Sales Week of 5/5 + Industry News

Written by Big Wig

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009 at 12:34 pm
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Hey Everybody, and welcome to another week of album sales and industry news…

Ciara “Fantasy Ride” - 81,225
Rapper Big Pooh “Delightful Bars” – 188 (This album did an early digital release, and racked up 820 digital scans to bring this to a total of 1,165)
DJ Paul “Scale-A-Ton” – 3,956
Skull Gang “Skull Gang” – 4,240 (less than 10% digital)
Sadat X “Brand New Bein’” – 166
Phil The Agony “Think Green” – 196
Joe Crack & Pistol Pete Present… “K.A.R.” – 256
Next Day Air “Next Day Air Soundtrack”26 UNITS (This hurts… the soundtrack features Trick Daddy, Raekwon, Kurupt, Glasses Malone, Spider Loc & others.  From my experience, that’s not cheap to put together… we’ll see if Box Office #s can offset this fiasco – no Lupe)

Checking back in…
Asher Roth “Asleep in the Bread Aisle” – 102,000+ (44% digital)…  1st of all, let’s remember that the vast majority of digital sales here are probably accounted for by the 1st week iTunes exclusive price of $7.99.  2nd of all, let’s remember when people were actually thinking that the kid Ash would sell as much as Eminem…

What IS Em gonna sell?   What’s Cam gonna sell?  Who’s gonna sell more?  This should be an interesting couple of weeks coming up.

News:

Apple Bans BitTorrent App
Seems to be the trend these days of people/companies/governments running scared away from BitTorrent…

NYTimes… The album (+2 Urban Outfitters Bonus tracks, + iTunes exclusive Bonus tracks, + New Era Hat + Lithograph + + + …)
An interesting piece about the “bonus material” that now comes standard with most releases.  Most interesting perhaps is this figure from the article: “Since 2000, album sales have declined 45 percent, according to Nielsen SoundScan.”  Yup.

Ticketmaster posts a 78% drop in profits for Q1 2009
Oh man… 45% decline sound bad to you?  try 78%.  That’s rough.  If you read the article, you’ll see that the figures are mitigated a little bit by cost of merger, and other factors, but the declines come from fewer ticket sales, which is a bad sign.

Till next time…

Peace.


  • http://www.ihiphop.com/92787 lspeak

    Damn sadat x!!!!!!

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