Tuning of the CSPC formula

Tuning the 12-string

Ever since introducing the Commensurate Sales to Popularity Concept over 6 years ago, adjustments have been made to continue to be relevant with a market constantly changing.

As actors’ shares evolve and platforms become regulated, with Chinese sellers being a prime example along with YouTube, it requires our ratios for equivalent album sales to be aligned. In the same way, the overwhelming presence of features in today’s music industry must be addressed.

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Collections madness #1: France

Beatles Altaya LP collection

What if I tell you that there are 3 billion album sales lost in the nature? Sales that have been ignored by both charts and certifications.

These sales bring millions of units to many artists. How is this possible, and who benefits the most from them?

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YouTube Most Streamed Artists of 2021

YouTube 2021 most streamed artists cover

Drake, Adele, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, BTS, Olivia Rodrigo… these have been some of the biggest artists of the year, but who are YouTube most streamed artists of 2021?

While YouTube doesn’t bring in as much money to the music industry as say Spotify or Apple Music, is it a major player nonetheless, and especially in certain markets.

A very diverse platform, artists from all around the world feature among the most streamed stars of the year 2021. Today, we will review them.

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Spotify’s All Time Top Album Debuts

As you can expect, the likes Drake and Ariana Grande recorded several of the top album debuts on Spotify, but many more are performing incredibly well.

In fact, so far as many as 72 releases have broken the 100 million mark during their first week. Do you think your favorite artist is among them?

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5 major changes at ChartMasters

Improvement

During the last few days and weeks, we added several great new enhancements to the ChartMasters.org ecosystem.

You possibly noticed some of them, others most likely not as they were added today. Which one of these 5 new additions will you like the most?

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BTS dominance is the only unflawed bit of IFPI annual list

BTS 2020 best sellers

As they have been doing since 2001, the IFPI published this week the top selling albums of the year. Unlike the previous edition, when they got the #1 wrong, this time they properly reported the global domination of Korean superstars BTS.

At the start, the list had some issues mainly due to missing albums. As years pass, its accuracy is getting worse and worse. We will review their 2020 top 10 to see that none of the albums has both its ranking and its sales figure correct.

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Brazil best sellers since 2003

Brazil best sellers: Ivete Sangalo
Ivete Sangalo

Several months ago, we launched our Receipts Database with the objective of putting together as many factual data figures as possible.

The database keeps growing. This week, we injected over 17,000 shipment codes from Brazil amounting to 162 million sales.

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