April 02, 2012
According to Billboard, MDNA had sales of 56,000– very low for a number 1 album debut. In contrast, Bruce Springsteen‘s Wrecking Ball hit number 1 two weeks ago with 74,000 copies. Here in the US, Billboard is reporting–just as I did last week–that Lionel Richie is ahead of Madonna in the race for number 1. Those final numbers won't be in until late Tuesday. But Richie is substantially ahead of Madonna on ITunes and amazon.com, the two chief sellers of music at this point.
The hell you say. Amazon and iTunes are now the main sellers of music? When did that crossover occur?
Posted by: benzeen at April 03, 2012 12:39 AM (R9i5E)
Be thankful. It could have been the seventies.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at April 03, 2012 03:12 AM (PiXy!)
Posted by: ubu at April 03, 2012 03:24 AM (GfCSm)
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at April 03, 2012 04:21 AM (5OBKC)
Don't know the date for sure.
Posted by: karrde at April 03, 2012 04:26 AM (Q1AmW)
There's also a reason why a shift to Live music is where the artists make their money. Records are just for promotion.
Posted by: sqa at April 03, 2012 05:13 AM (HclIG)
Posted by: Boviate at April 03, 2012 05:31 AM (63JPq)
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at April 03, 2012 06:52 AM (5OBKC)
Posted by: cxt217 at April 03, 2012 11:34 AM (P0CUo)
Not only can the convenience not be beaten, the selection is insane. Yesterday I decided for some reason that I wanted to hear the main theme to a 1968 film again. 19 million songs. "Huh, well maybe they've got mine, then," I thought. Not only did they have it, they had multiple versions of it.
Beat that with a stick, will ya? Or in a store. I can't recall the last time I even saw a shop that had CD's as a major component of the floor space.
Posted by: ubu at April 03, 2012 11:58 AM (GfCSm)
Posted by: Boviate at April 03, 2012 04:03 PM (63JPq)
Enclose all spoilers in spoiler tags:
[spoiler]your spoiler here[/spoiler]
Spoilers which are not properly tagged will be ruthlessly deleted on sight.
Also, I hate unsolicited suggestions and advice. (Even when you think you're being funny.)
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