CSPC: Phil Collins Popularity Analysis

Phil Collins

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.

How to understand this table? If you check this example of Serious Hits… Live! those figures mean it sold 15,300,000 units worldwide. The second statistics column means all versions of all the songs included on this package add for 730,450 equivalent album sales from streams of all types.

The second part at the right of the table shows how many streams are coming from each original album plus the share it represents on the overall package streams. Thus, streaming figures tell us Face Value songs are responsible for 27% of the Serious Hits… Live! tracklist attractiveness, which means it generated 4,069,000 of its 15,300,000 album sales. We will now apply this concept to all compilations, live albums, music videos and EPs.

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Winston68

I think it’s would be a very good idea to do the same work for Peter Gabriel and, first, for Genesis…
We’ read here that Phil Collins and Paul McCartney are the only artists who are above the 100 million sales for their work with their solo career AND for their main band. For Macca, the work has been done, and well done, IMO.
But for Phil Collins, we just have a part of the picture… Hope for Genesis CSCP in the next future… Fingers crossed !

Fanofpop

Genesis is top 10 on the requests list. You can vote for them here.
https://chartmasters.org/cspc-voting-use-your-voice/

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