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: Bruno Mars Popularity Analysis

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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”

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: Bruce Springsteen Popularity Analysis

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Among the most beloved male singers of all-time, we have one King, one Prince, one King of Pop, one Voice and then The Boss. Elvis Presley, Prince, Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra and Bruce Springsteen, the one we are studying today. This elite group of American icons have been the brightest stars of the music industry from the 1940s into Continue reading “CSPC: Bruce Springsteen Popularity Analysis”

Bonus Gift: The truth about Britney Spears’ album sales – Part 3

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Teen pop is big all over the Americas and Asia. Europe has been a tougher place for artists belonging to this category. Has Britney Spears‘ star power been enough to break those boundaries and make it big in a continent encouraging Continue reading “Bonus Gift: The truth about Britney Spears’ album sales – Part 3”

CSPC: Wham! & George Michael Popularity Analysis

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UPDATE: Please note all figures have been updated as of May 6, 2017.

November 10 1984. US Billboard Hot 100. David Bowie hit Blue Jean was spending its last week inside the Top 10 at #8. It remains the very last time the British singer visited the top tier as a solo act. Higher on the charts at #3, Prince anthem song Purple Rain was going strong, while the album of the same name was on its 15th – out of 24 – week at #1. Still within’ that Hot 100 Top 10, George Michael in his teen group Wham! were Continue reading “CSPC: Wham! & George Michael Popularity Analysis”

CSPC: Bob Dylan Popularity Analysis

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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”

France Album Sales: Prince

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During the last few months we lost various popular musicians including Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver), Lemmy (Motörhead), David Bowie, Glenn Frey (The Eagles), Paul Kantner (Jefferson Airplane), Maurice White (Earth, Wind & Fire).

I followed closely the news and the impact of Continue reading “France Album Sales: Prince”

France best selling albums ever:
Bad by Michael Jackson (1987)

During the three years since the end of Thriller promotional campaign Medias were looking for the artist that would be able to dislodge Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Bad by Michael Jackson (1987)”

France best selling albums ever:
Serious Hits… Live by Phil Collins (1990)

Never ending talks about divas or Michael Jackson vs Elvis Presley stories often overshadow the success of some other artists. Phil Collins is one of them. We tend to forget that during the 80s his albums easily outsold those of Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Serious Hits… Live by Phil Collins (1990)”