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”
40 years ago the success of the Eagles‘ fifth album titled Hotel California was so massive that the industry was looking for new words to define it. Along with Stevie Wonder‘s Songs In The Key of Life, Fleetwood Mac‘s Rumours and Frampton Comes Alive!, it sold over Continue reading “CSPC: Eagles Popularity Analysis”
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”
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)”
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”
It’s time for a little Thriller. Michael Jackson‘s Thriller. Among the big mysteries of charts and sales the most fundamental one is the true understanding of certifications. What better to Continue reading “Understanding: RIAA / Label audits – The case of Michael Jackson”
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”
Saying Michael Jackson sold bucket loads everywhere will surprise nobody. Along with the Beatles he is quite likely the only such act with no weak market even in relative terms. Despite Continue reading “France Album Sales: Michael Jackson”
Among all classic rock bands, U2 has a pretty unique position for several reasons. Unlike most other bands that welcomed various members during their career, their Continue reading “France Album Sales: U2”
Here comes a new piece of the Commensurate Sales to Popularity Concept! After focusing on several female superstars, I’ll be switching gears to a cult Rock band now, Guns N’ Roses.
Considering the huge Continue reading “CSPC: Guns N’ Roses Popularity Analysis”