Monday, January 13, 2014

The Best Way To Boost Your Album Sales

The Everly Brothers image from Bobby Owsinski's Music 3.0 blog
It's a sad commentary when the best way to boost you iTunes sales if you're already famous is to pass away. This is what happened to the Everly Brothers catalog after the passing of Phil Everly recently.

Everly Brothers albums were up a whopping 455% last week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and their individual songs were up 696%.

Now to put that into perspective, that meant that only 5,000 albums total were purchased!

The biggest seller being "The Very Best of the Everly Brothers," which moved 2,000 copies. It actually made #8 on the Country Catalog Albums chart with this number. Their top selling single was "All I Have To Do Is Dream," which was up by 490%, but that just meant 4,000 total downloads.

This is just another point that sales are not what they used to be, and probably won't be in the future.

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