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: Elton John Popularity Analysis

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It’s not necessary to believe that the freshly announced Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour is the last Elton John will ever do. After all, it’s a basic marketing trick. Michael Jackson, Cher and John himself announced on numerous occassions a final tour yet ended up going back on the road. What we can believe though is that the British pop star has enjoyed an incredibly successful Continue reading “CSPC: Elton John Popularity Analysis”

CSPC: Kendrick Lamar Popularity Analysis

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For the second time in a row an album by Kendrick Lamar swept all four Grammy Awards in the Rap categories. He also left the party with the Best Music Video for his smash song Humble, extending his resume to 12 awards at Continue reading “CSPC: Kendrick Lamar 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: 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: 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”

CSPC: Black Eyed Peas Popularity Analysis

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After two studio albums that didn’t find success other than in the underground sphere of American urban music, the Black Eyed Peas added Fergie to their line-up. With her addition, they recorded four more albums, dropping sizable hits such as Where Is The Love?, Shut Up, I Gotta Feeling and Continue reading “CSPC: Black Eyed Peas Popularity Analysis”