CSPC: Arctic Monkeys Popularity Analysis

Arctic Monkeys - 28/01/2012, Palau Sant Jordi (Barcelona)

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, these figures mean At the Apollo sold 100,000 units worldwide. Then, the second statistics column means streams of all the songs included on this package add for 956,783 EAS.

The second part at the right of the table shows how many streams are coming from each original album as well as the share they represent. Thus, streaming figures tell us Favourite Worst Nightmare songs are responsible for 53% of the At the Apollo tracklist attractiveness. In other words, it generated 53,000 of its 100,000 album sales. Eventually, we apply this methodology to all compilations.

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james

Kinda sad how their worst album is the 2nd best selling.. Well, guess it’s just how pop industry works

Rixky

Please can we have Tool or Smashing Pumpkins or Marilyn Manson that sold a lot more than AM?

RLAAMJR.

I don’t know them but I recognized their biggest track. Ill check on the rest time.

But im actually wondering why Arctic Monkeys and not other music artists that are more requested. Im not complaining though.

Innocent_Eyes

Arctic Monkeys have just released their new album.

Love the new design btw 🙂

Nathan

This is cool………but why not focus on the biggest acs of all time as a priority?

Al

Great article! But I don’t understand how their sales stand at 65,000 in Spain while AM sold 110,000 copies there alone, I’m pretty sure the latter is the one that’s wrong 😉

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