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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Physical music sales where almost 57% of sales last week; Yet still reported as bygone product.



Yet! here we are in the dog days of August and looking at the National Sales report from Nielsen Soundscan that shows of the 3,753,000 units sold 2,150,000 where in physical format for the weekending 08/06.   Now this has happened without and huge releases coming out or a major event like a Jackson Family Tour meanwhile the major of the press in music, was about anything, but physical music.

For anyone thinking that last week was just a blip in the total of digital albums (or equivalent - whatever that really means) sold for the year being 63,205,0000 of the 137,165.000 or 44 percent of your marketplace. Here's the funny part . There's  really one business that can convince all of the new entrants and most of the existing ones to concentrate all of their efforts into the purple part of the pie, aka the smallest part and that's the New Record Business.

Now for those that like profits, it seems the Majors, Sony UNI WEA still concentrate on BOTH and that's why they make billions of dollars and the rest are fighting over pennies almost like being the crustless bread that no one really buys.  Speaking of BuyingThis it was this time last year when the bottom fell out on digital sales and I wonder if this is another signal that same trend will repeat.  Lastly, will this holiday's music catalogs be filled with physical music goodies? I hope so...























  Stupid quotes for the past...
“Keep up the artist awareness and don’t get caught in the common trap of signing both physical and digital distribution deals with the same company.” written by Selenna Nieva, Valleyarm

Why is this Stupid in the Next blog......

PS Come Sept Walmart will be sporting a lot of vinyl.  Read it here first.....