Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Look What's Selling

Below is a chart of the top 50 albums from 2 weeks ago in terms of sales. It's interesting to see what's selling at the moment. There are about 10 "legacy artists" like Brian Wilson, Jerry Lee Lewis, Cyndi Lauper and Sting, the Glee Cast has 4 albums in the top 25, and teen sensation Justin Bieber is bringing up the rear at #50.

The music is decidedly white-bread, middle-of-the-road and heavily leaning towards Pop, but it tells you a couple of things:

1) Although the charts have always had their share of legacy acts, there seems to be more of them than in the past. That confirms that the people that are buying are an older demographic.

2) If you're not on a major label or large indie, you're probably not on the chart.

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