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”
Exactly one year ago I posted the fifth CSPC article. The artist studied was the cult rock band Nirvana. Some 25 years after the hype around Nevermind, their popularity is still soaring. At current pace, this album is looking to become the very best selling catalog record on Earth. How Continue reading “CSPC: Nirvana Popularity Analysis”
The years that end in a 7 are synonymous of anniversaries. No, I’m not talking about the Beatles’ cult Sgt Pepper’s which is turning 50 soon, and getting a much talked about reissue. Today we will be speaking about one of the biggest pop bands of all-time that came to prominence 40 years ago in the middle of the disco bonanza, the Continue reading “CSPC: Bee Gees Popularity Analysis”
After almost one decade of growing popularity, Noir Désir broke over the main audience with Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: 666.667 Club by Noir Désir (1996)”
Yesterday within’ Frozen study I referred to the Black Friday as the opening of the Holiday season. From the other side of the mirror, it is also the final curtain call of the release schedule fever after three months full of major artists new albums releases.
That busy season started as every year in late August with simultaneous releases from Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand, Britney Spears and Continue reading “Understanding: Worldwide Estimations Information”
In music culture, there is very few categories of artists that encapsulate them all. You have classical acts, vocal acts, teen acts, entertainers and then singer-songwriters. This act type category will dictate the way an artist sells way more than its music genre. Then you have Bon Jovi, a Continue reading “CSPC: Bon Jovi Popularity Analysis”
It has been seven months since I introduced to you the Commensurate Sales to Popularity Concept, nicknamed CSPC. With Maroon 5 analysis posting, we are up to 25 such in-depth artist studies. It is time for those acts to clash Continue reading “CSPC: Up To Date Rankings & Summary”
Pulitzer Prize, US Presidential Medal of Freedom, French Légion D’Honneur, Spanish Principe de Asturias… only the Nobel Prize was missing to the immaculate collection of awards received by Bob Dylan. I don’t even Continue reading “CSPC: Bob Dylan Popularity Analysis”
A lot of things can be said about Billy Joel to start our new CSPC analysis. We can start by saying that his last proper studio album, not counting his Continue reading “CSPC: Billy Joel Popularity Analysis”
U2 are without any doubt one of the biggest groups of all time after almost 4 decades together. They are a great study case as they have been pretty much the greatest selling band ever since they formed.