Album Sales week of 8/11 + Industry News

 |  August 19, 2009
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Album Sales Week of 8/11

Slaughterhouse “Slaughterhouse” – 18,168 (26% digital)

Layzie Bone “Thug Twins” – 217

Thi’sl “Chronicles Of An X-Hustler” – 631 (100% digital)

Showbread “The Fear Of God” – 1,583 (23% digital)

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Industry News:

Is Live music finally feeling the hurt?
Live Music, shows, touring, concerts etc. has been the one economic kingdom in the music industry that has still maintained profitability, for both artists, and corporations, venues, etc.  Now though, with tough times settled in, this world is beginning to show the first cracks in it’s wall.
Digital Music Sales to eclipse Physical in US in 2010
I guess it makes sense, if Physical releases are supposed to be  dead by 2013, that by next year, physical will be even with digital in terms of revenue/market share.  It’s just kind of surprising in the hip-hop world, where digital sales are rarely over 25% of an album’s total sales.
MySpace close to buying iLike for $20 million
iLike is the largest music provider on facebook, and now myspace is positioning to buy them… hmmn.  This could be a very interesting showdown

E1 Entertainment signs deal with Amalgam digital
E1 ent., formerly KOCH, has signed a deal with Amalgam Digital to release new albums from Saigon and Joe Budden, as well as catalog titles, which will most likely include all of Budden’s previously digital only releases, as well as Saigon’s

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/FOREVAMUSIQ CATCH22

    Damn those numbers for Slaghterhouse is garbage

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/FOREVAMUSIQ CATCH22

    They could have at least did 20k in the first week