CSPC: Oasis Popularity Analysis

Oasis

Full Length related record Sales – Part 1

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.

How to understand this table? If you check for example the Stop the Clocks line, those figures mean it sold 2,710,000 units worldwide. The second statistics column means all versions of all the songs included on this package add for 929,000 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 Definitely Maybe album are responsible for 14% of the Stop the Clocks track list attractiveness. This means it generated 376,000 of its 2,710,000 album sales and so forth for the other records.

The first three packages are specific as they merge together singles or outtakes. The first set that exploited Oasis‘ catalog is the live album Familiar to Millions from 2000. A huge 76% of its appeal comes from songs of Morning Glory? The same pattern appears for their best of albums, Stop the Clocks and Time Flies.

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Clockingbell

Hello, Oasis’ total CSPC and streams are down by 3 million. Why is that?

Clockingbell

Thanks! Appreciate your speed and professionalism.

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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