Overall Music Sales Up, Albums Down

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  • Utada Hikaru Shocked and Confused by her International Salesp
    Both of her English albums charted nowhere near as well as Fantôme. As for domestic sales, Utada Hikaru is on the top of iTunes, Oricon, and Recochoku. The most interesting part is the physical (Oricon) chart in particular. According to Oricon ...
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  • Bunbury Music Festival 2017 dates announced, ticket sales begin Oct. 14
    CINCINNATI — Bunbury Music Festival will return to Yeatman’s Cove and Sawyer Point for its sixth year June 2-4, 2017, event organizer PromoWest Productions announced Thursday. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 14 at ticketmaster.com ...
    09/29/2016 - 9:15 am | View Link
  • Battered U.S. music industry is reviving, thanks to streaming
    The U.S. industry is on pace to expand for the second straight year — the first time that’s happened since the CD sales peaked in 1998 and 1999. Retail spending on recorded music grew 8.1 percent to $3.4 billion in the first half of 2016, according to ...
    09/29/2016 - 8:49 am | View Link
  • The Vinyl Resurgence Ends, While On-Demand Music Reigns Supreme
    The RIAA released U.S. music industry sales figures for the first half of 2016 last week. Most of the attention on those figures focused on the dramatic increase in revenue from digital streaming services and the industry’s apparent return to overall ...
    09/29/2016 - 6:00 am | View Link
  • Drake releases 23-minute music video, and 'Views' returns to No. 1
    “Views” returned to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard albums chart for its 13 th nonconsecutive week, despite only managing the equivalent of 53,000 sales for the week. “Views” last held the No. 1 spot on the chart in late July. The album regained ...
    09/29/2016 - 5:35 am | View Link
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  • Why Dropping Music on Friday Is Pivotal (Hint: It’s Not Sales)
    For 25 years in the U.S., albums came out on Tuesday. Last year, in the face of piracy and declining sales, that changed to Friday. Did the move help?
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