Norway – Year-End Album Chart 1996 – with Sales

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Batch 2! After providing the Year End list with sales for the year 1995 in Norway, here comes 1996’s top sellers. For the second year in a row, Celine Dion Continue reading “Norway – Year-End Album Chart 1996 – with Sales”

Data Collector – Most successful artists per decade

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Since the summer of 2016 dozens of artists have been analyzed using the CSPC method. Some of them destroyed the competition during a short time thanks to only one album, while others have proven longevity through the years. In the end Continue reading “Data Collector – Most successful artists per decade”

Norway – Year-End Album Chart 1995 – with Sales

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For more than two years now I have been explaining to you the mechanics of the music industry. We can’t analyse without Continue reading “Norway – Year-End Album Chart 1995 – with Sales”

CSPC: Johnny Hallyday Popularity Analysis

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The French Elvis. That is how Johnny Hallyday has been described by media sources all over the World after his passing on December 5. This comparison falls short of highlighting how hugely popular the French singer has been in his native country as not even Elvis Presley‘s catalog is Continue reading “CSPC: Johnny Hallyday 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)”

CSPC: Renaud Popularity Analysis

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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: 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”

CSPC: Cher Popularity Analysis

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We are used to being reminded how Britney Spears was still a child when Madonna was already topping the charts. In August 1965, when the Queen of Pop was going to turn 7 years old, Cher was leading the US Hot 100 ahead of Satisfaction by the Rolling Stones and until being topped by the BeatlesYesterday. I Got You Babe, her duet with former husband Sonny Bono was the third  Continue reading “CSPC: Cher Popularity Analysis”