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Re: Your Favorite Decade?
Aug 07, 2010, 05:12
Dog 3000 wrote:
zphage wrote:
Susan Boyle sold more records last year in the USA than Lady Gaga.

That really cracks me up!

zphage wrote:
Vinyl is making a comeback. 2.8 million albums sold as vinyl releases last year and 75% of those sales came from independent retailers.

Only a couple decades ago their were single albums that sold 10 million copies a year in the US alone. Sales are waaaaaay down. There are no more big hits like your "Frampton Comes Alive" or even "Whatever Blind Melon's Hit Album Was Called".

I think the "music artists" who make the big bucks these days are the ones who do endorsement & merchandising deals, "record sales" are just not a very important part of the picture. (Gaga probably still made more money than Susan Boyle.)

also 80% of Susan Boyle's sales were thru non traditional outlets: Walgreens, CVS, supermarkets, gas stations/stopnshop, etc., not music stores.
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