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: 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: 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: 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: 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”

Understanding: The true sales of Michael Jackson’s Thriller

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In 1983, long before the Night King, Michael Jackson was the one terrorizing the World… and he did it in incredible fashion. In its March 17, 1984, edition, Billboard printed an article telling us that Michael Jackson‘s cult album Thriller had become the greatest selling album of all time ahead of the soundtrack for Saturday Night Fever. This fact remains as true today as it was then. Who’s gonna bet on its sales figures though? Some say Continue reading “Understanding: The true sales of Michael Jackson’s Thriller”

Understanding: RIAA / Label audits – The case of Michael Jackson

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It’s time for a little ThrillerMichael 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”

CSPC: Madonna Popularity Analysis

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The Queen of Pop. Madonna is widely recognized as the biggest female star of all-time. As you know if you have been following Chartmasters.org for long, we created the Commensurate Sales to Popularity Concept in order to validate or not those Continue reading “CSPC: Madonna Popularity Analysis”

Understanding: The Ravaging Impact of Download Sales 2004-2014

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When something dies down, there are two ways to feel about it – Rest In Peace or Good Riddance. The choice is easy while speaking about the music industry-killer from iTunes, legal downloads. They downgraded way more physical sales than they were worth by themselves. It raised many questions, such as how many copies would Rihanna‘s Good Girl Gone Bad or Katy Perry‘s Teenage Dream have sold Continue reading “Understanding: The Ravaging Impact of Download Sales 2004-2014”