CSPC: Oasis Popularity Analysis

Oasis

Streaming Sales

Streaming is made up of two families – audio and video. Our CSPC methodology now includes both to better reflect the real popularity of each track. The main source of data for each avenue is respectively Spotify and YouTube. As detailed in the Fixing Log article, Spotify represents 132 million of the 212 million users of streaming platforms, while YouTube is pretty much the only video platform generating some revenue for the industry. Below is the equivalence set on the aforementioned article:

Audio Stream – 1500 plays equal 1 album unit
Video Stream – 11,750 views equal 1 album unit

Equivalent Albums Sales (EAS) = 212/132 * Spotify streams / 1500 + YouTube views / 11750

Streaming Part 1

Definitely Maybe has a consistent and great streaming record. All its tracks are over 2 million streams on Spotify and five of them crack 10 million. Youtube views are similar, bringing the overall equivalent album sales to 161,000 units.

If numbers of Definitely Maybe are very good, those of (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? are on a different level. Its main driving force is Wonderwall. This track has outstanding numbers with nearly 350 million streams on YouTube and even more on Spotify where it is quite simply the biggest pre-2000 of all time, easily topping the likes of Nirvana‘s Smells Like Teen Spirit, Journey‘s Don’t Stop Believin‘ and Michael Jackson‘s Billie Jean.

Don’t Look Back in Anger is a massive runner up too with 118 million streams on Spotify while Champagne Supernova comes third at 78 million. Four more songs are inside the 13-23 million range while all album tracks top 2,5 million. Its comprehensive total is 762,000 equivalent album sales from streams, a tremendous result.

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Clockingbell

Hello, I might misunderstand this, but the daily increase (LD) of Definitely Maybe is lower than the Spotify increase. Isn’t that physically impossible?

Clockingbell

Hello, could you explain why the total Spotify numbers of definitely maybe is higher than the total auto update? That should also include video streams, so I expected the total auto update to be higher. Thanks in advance!

Clockingbell

Hi there! In your receipt database I found an item about Dig Out Your Soul for a shipment of 70k in Italy by YE 2008 (12 weeks after its release). In this article it’s only at 65k. Did the album stay on the shelves that much?

Freek

Hi Chartmasters!
Do you think Morning Glory has already overtaken 21 as the best selling studio album of all time in the UK? The difference was about 110k in 2017 and MG is placed higher on the UK albums chart almost every week since then, I’m not sure how much pure sales that means, though.

Freek

Hi again! I’m sure you have other things on your mind and this probably isn’t the major issue in the music bizz these days, but it is a relevant thing to know if it’s a close race. I would say it’s actually fun too. Morning Glory has sold somewhere in the range of 40-60k in vinyls since dec 17 and probably some cd’s as well. Now I don’t know Adele’s sales, but MG probably hasn’t caught up with 21. Might it happen soon? A vinyl re-issue is set for october, so that might help. If the new Adele album is… Read more »

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