Data collector – Biggest CSPC Albums of the 2010s

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A few days ago, articles about Ariana Grande and Selena Gomez have been published. They are some of the most followed singers of the current decade, so we have decided to add in the Data Collector the list of the most succesfull albums of 2010’s. Do their albums rank among biggest of this decade? Continue reading “Data collector – Biggest CSPC Albums of the 2010s”

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)”

Understanding: The Impact of Streaming versus the Music Industry

No Gravitation

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”

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: Sam Smith Popularity Analysis

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After nearly two years of boring release schedules, the fourth quarter of 2017 appears to be a very promising one. A lot of solid acts are releasing new albums at the moment, but the ones everyone are waiting for are Eminem and Taylor Swift. The one who may emerge as the dark horse to dominate this Christmas season is none other than Sam Smith. At 25, the British singer faces a difficult task Continue reading “CSPC: Sam Smith 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: Britney Spears Popularity Analysis (new)

Britney Spears

Nearly one year ago we were pending results of the Glory album. We wondered if it would be able to positively reverse the ongoing trend of Britney Spears‘ career. Although the answer appears to be Continue reading “CSPC: Britney Spears Popularity Analysis (new)”

CSPC: Pink Floyd Popularity Analysis

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Since 1973, one part of the Moon has been shaking the entire World. The British band Pink Floyd are the ones responsible for this event, and nearly half a century later they are still producing new music as Is This the Life We Really Want?, the first studio album by founding member Roger Waters in Continue reading “CSPC: Pink Floyd Popularity Analysis”

CSPC: One Direction Popularity Analysis

One-Direction

Michael Jackson, George Michael, Robbie Williams, Justin Timberlake… the tradition of a former young boy-band singer morphing into a massive pop star has a long history. Given their immense popularity during this decade, eyes are now focused on former One Direction Continue reading “CSPC: One Direction Popularity Analysis”