CSPC: Sam Smith Popularity Analysis

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Full Length related record Sales

It sounds fairly logical to add together weighted sales of one era – studio album, physical singles, downloads, streams – to get the full picture of an album’s popularity. For older releases though, they also generate sales of various live, music videos and compilation albums.

All those packaging-only records do not create value, they exploit the value originating from the parent studio album of each of its tracks instead. Inevitably, when such compilations are issued, this downgrades catalog sales of the original LP. Thus, to perfectly gauge the worth of these releases, we need to re-assign sales proportionally to its contribution of all the compilations which feature its songs. The following table explains this method.

Remaining Long Format

How to understand this table? The EP Nirvana sold 25,000 units. The second statistics column means all versions of all the songs included on this package add for 1,461,000 equivalent album sales from streams of all types.

The second part on the right of the table shows how many equivalent streams are coming from each original album, plus the share it represents on the overall package. Thus, streaming figures tell us songs from the In the Lonely Hour album are responsible for 98% of Nirvana track list attractiveness. This means it generated 24,000 of its 25,000 album sales.

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update its sales pls


I don’t think “its” is right, it’s “their” and yes Sam should be updated

Last edited 11 months ago by obro

It’s ridiculous, them taking so long.. but Capitol/Universal UK has stated Sam has sold 30M records


“their” do better next time


MJD, what would be Sam’s figures looking like now?


Hey MJD… did TGAG really do 10M SPS?

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