Understanding: The Impact of Streaming versus the Music Industry

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Streaming is organically increasing. When I first wrote The Music Industry, an infinite journey way back in early 2014 I concluded the study with the chapter titled The Future, which determined how the industry would be by 2020. One section in that article covered Streaming vs Downloads, the War is open. In fact, for most people it was still unclear that streaming was going to take over from downloads – let alone physical sales. Half-way between 2014 and 2020, there is no doubt anymore about streaming dominating the industry. Plenty of questions remain though. Continue reading “Understanding: The Impact of Streaming versus the Music Industry”

Streaming World: Back To 2012

Stonehenge - Prehistoric monument in England

Not all elements can face the test of time the same way. Some will get erased within’ seconds, others will last forever. This samelogic perfectly applies to our favorite music tunes. As a music industry watcher, one of the most appreciated functionality of streaming is that we can check results of pretty much every single track from all artists, enabling in-depth analysis of various categories.

This includes analyzing which hits from certain periods remained the most relevant nowadays and which ones got Continue reading “Streaming World: Back To 2012”

CSPC: Macklemore (& Ryan Lewis) Popularity Analysis

Macklemore on Chase Jarvis Live

Macklemore  is special. How many artists can claim multiple Hot 100 #1 hits while building their entire career by themselves? Actually, he is the one. After a dozen  years trying to step up into the music business his album

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CSPC: Rihanna Popularity Analysis

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The ultimate hit machine. Since she began her career in 2005 the Barbarian superstar Rihanna has been stacking hit records the same way Cristiano Ronaldo stacks goals. Breaking records for more than 10 years in a row isn’t a Continue reading “CSPC: Rihanna Popularity Analysis”

CSPC: Renaud Popularity Analysis

Mon oeil, ou corrida, non merci!!

Nobody would seriously expect a 65 year old singer to register the best selling album of the year with fresh new material in any given relevant market. However, the French singer Renaud did just that in 2016 in his native country. Even ferocious competition from Céline Dion Continue reading “CSPC: Renaud Popularity Analysis”

CSPC: Queen Popularity Analysis

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Bohemian Rhapsody, Don’t Stop Me Now, Under Pressure, I Want to Break Free, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, Another One Bites the Dust, etc. the list of songs by Queen speaks for itself. The Freddie Mercury-led band from London, UK, shook Continue reading “CSPC: Queen Popularity Analysis”

CSPC: Data Collector

It has been 19 months since I introduced to you the Commensurate Sales to Popularity Concept, nicknamed CSPC, in March 2016. During this timeframe I, with the precious help of Hernan Lopez and Anthony Blanchard, studied 69 artists, 639 albums plus countless singles and stand-alone tracks worth a gigantic 6,5 billion Continue reading “CSPC: Data Collector”

CSPC: Bruno Mars Popularity Analysis

Bruno Mars

With only 3 albums, none of which ever made the Top 3 inside the annual list of global top sellers as published by the IFPI, one wouldn’t expect wonders by Bruno Mars‘ records sales. However, that expectation would be very Continue reading “CSPC: Bruno Mars Popularity Analysis”

CSPC: P!nk Popularity Analysis

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One decade ago she needed to scream to the world that she wasn’t dead. Right now, she is more alive than ever. P!nk is back in great fashion with her 7th album, Beautiful Trauma. The song What About Us seems to continue her string of Continue reading “CSPC: P!nk Popularity Analysis”

Flashback Chart – P!nk’s I’m Not Dead debuts at #7 in France

More than a year and a half ago, I introduced this blog by mentioning that our role was going to include three main Continue reading “Flashback Chart – P!nk’s I’m Not Dead debuts at #7 in France”