Official Global Top Sellers of 2004 – with Sales

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The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) has been providing a delightful annual ranking of top album sellers since 2001. Despite them having been leakedfor some years, actual sales figures weren’t included. What if I was to say, I have my hands on the sales figures for 2004’s Top 20?  Continue reading “Official Global Top Sellers of 2004 – with Sales”

CSPC: Avril Lavigne Popularity Analysis

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In 2002 Avril Lavigne took the music scene by storm with her debut album Let Go. Unlike the remaining teen pop stars, her sound involved rock elements which didn’t stop her from becoming one of the main Continue reading “CSPC: Avril Lavigne Popularity Analysis”

CSPC: NSYNC Popularity Analysis

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At the turn of the millennium three teen acts were huge in the US, the Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears and NSYNC. The latter is the only one we haven’t study so far. It took 15 years and Adele to break their Continue reading “CSPC: NSYNC Popularity Analysis”

CSPC: Selena Gomez Popularity Analysis

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American singer Selena Gomez is perhaps the most representative star of the diva movement currently taking place. In recent years, the role of Instagram has been crucial in guiding the pop music scene. While the industry was at its worst, record companies decided to bet on artists who can bring revenue on their record sales but also on their images. The most followed individual on Instagram is none other than Continue reading “CSPC: Selena Gomez Popularity Analysis”

Understanding: The Impact of Streaming versus yourself

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I know you wonder what you are doing here. If you will change your behavior, that’s most likely not me who’s going to tell you that. Well, I still will. Choices do not need to be conscious to happen. Streaming creates different dynamics, a different way to live music experiences. When deciding which artist you go after, your choice may not be the same if you are on a retailer or logged intoSpotify.

In fact, there wasn’t only one reason to buy an album. Not all purchases had the same purpose Continue reading “Understanding: The Impact of Streaming versus yourself”

Understanding: The Impact of Streaming versus your Fave Artist (& his label)

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Living species always need to adapt to their context in order to survive. For businesses, the situation is no different. As streaming is fully changing the music industry, its actors, both the labels as well as the artists need to update their way of building their careers in order to stay relevant. Which adjustments do they need to do? Can all artists react positively or are some of them poised to fallinto obscurity?

As we pointed out inside the first part of this set of 3 articles, the Media which links the music industry to the general public, is fast transitioning from Continue reading “Understanding: The Impact of Streaming versus your Fave Artist (& his label)”

Streaming World: Back To 2012

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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: 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”

CSPC: Taylor Swift Popularity Analysis

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With only five weeks to go before the release of the massively anticipated album Reputation, the new effort from the American country star turned global pop phenomenon, Taylor Swift. During her last 1989 era, she was the flagship of Continue reading “CSPC: Taylor Swift Popularity Analysis”

CSPC: Michael Jackson Popularity Analysis

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After two weeks of teasing with related, making of-like articles, the wait is finally over. It’s time to shine our light on the King of Pop. Iconic, massive, legendary, Continue reading “CSPC: Michael Jackson Popularity Analysis”