Understanding: The Ravaging Impact of Download Sales 2004-2014

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When something dies down, there are two ways to feel about it – Rest In Peace or Good Riddance. The choice is easy while speaking about the music industry-killer from iTunes, legal downloads. They downgraded way more physical sales than they were worth by themselves. It raised many questions, such as how many copies would Rihanna‘s Good Girl Gone Bad or Katy Perry‘s Teenage Dream have sold Continue reading “Understanding: The Ravaging Impact of Download Sales 2004-2014”

Understanding: why Ed Sheeran did better than Adele in the UK

Record Breaker

Many things have been said about Ed Sheeran destroying UK charts. Mostly wrong things though. This is what happens when a pretty technical subject like Charts & Sales suddenly appears on news impacting a larger public, which is necessarily way less educated on the matter. Chartmasters.org goal is precisely to erase those misconceptions and give a real meaning to figures. Today, we will do just that by studying Ed Sheeran album Divide UK first week results with a specific point of view – the one over Adele shoulders Continue reading “Understanding: why Ed Sheeran did better than Adele in the UK”

Understanding: Worldwide Estimations Information

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Yesterday within’ Frozen study I referred to the Black Friday as the opening of the Holiday season. From the other side of the mirror, it is also the final curtain call of the release schedule fever after three months full of major artists new albums releases.

That busy season started as every year in late August with simultaneous releases from Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand, Britney Spears and Continue reading “Understanding: Worldwide Estimations Information”

Understanding: Music Clubs #2 – The Eagles, Mariah Carey

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Here we go again! After establishing the main specificities of Music Clubs and presenting a couple of examples, it is time to go deeper Continue reading “Understanding: Music Clubs #2 – The Eagles, Mariah Carey”

Understanding: Music Clubs #1 – Janet Jackson, Celine Dion

Columbia House

A few weeks ago, I presented you the first article of Understanding series explaining in details Japanese Album Sales. Today we will be reviewing a second sector which remains very poorly Continue reading “Understanding: Music Clubs #1 – Janet Jackson, Celine Dion”

Understanding: Japanese Album Sales

As the snow falls... / Kinkaku( The Golden Pavilion) - Rokuonji-Temple

There’s still plenty of work to be done on France Album Sales and CSPC Analysis categories. This being said, it is now time to introduce a new Master Series, the Continue reading “Understanding: Japanese Album Sales”