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Indie Music Store CD Sales Chart and Vinyl Sales Chart (6-16-16)

Indie Music Store CD Sales Chart and Vinyl Sales Chart (6-16-16)

Band of Horses hold #1, a surprise Top 5 debut from Nahko and Medicine for the People (pictured), and a Top 10 debut from Garbage. Strong sales for The Kills, Tegan and Sara, and The Lumineers…

Indie Music Store CD Sales Chart and Vinyl Sales Chart (5-5-16)

Indie Music Store CD Sales Chart and Vinyl Sales Chart (5-5-16)

The Jayhawks (pictured) come away with a #1 debut at indie retail, followed by Prince and Sturgill Simpson. Notable sales from The Lumineers, Brian Eno, Santana, and Sam Beam w/Jesca Hoop…

Streaming Revenue Overtakes Sales, Suggests Promise for Subscription Model

Streaming Revenue Overtakes Sales, Suggests Promise for Subscription Model

The RIAA reports that the music industry grew ever so slightly in 2015, with streaming now accounting for the largest chunk of revenue. Is there light at the end of the tunnel? View the charts…

2015 Music Sales - Where Would We Be Without Adele?

2015 Music Sales – Where Would We Be Without Adele?

Nielsen data shows a great year for music consumption in 2015. But music consumption does not equal revenue, and it has us wondering where we’d be without Adele — check the numbers…

Indie Music Store CD Sales Chart and Vinyl Sales Chart: 8-20-15

Indie Music Store CD Sales Chart and Vinyl Sales Chart: 8-20-15

Strong debut from Grace Potter (pictured), and continued strong sales for Tame Impala, Frank Turner, Jason Isbell, Leon Bridges, and Alabama Shakes. See what the cool kids are buying…

Indie Music Store CD Sales Chart and Vinyl Sales Chart: 1-11-15

Indie Music Store CD Sales Chart and Vinyl Sales Chart: 1-11-15

Strong sales continue for Hozier, Alt-J, Arctic Monkeys, New Basement Tapes, Foos, War on Drugs, and more. Check out what the cool kids are buying…

Indie Music Store CD Sales Chart and Vinyl Sales Chart: 1-4-15

Indie Music Store CD Sales Chart and Vinyl Sales Chart: 1-4-15

The first sales charts of 2015 are in and show the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack as a major hit, Hozier (pictured) still going strong, as are Arctic Monkeys and The War on Drugs…

Indie Music Store CD Sales Chart and Vinyl Sales Chart: 10-12-14

Indie Music Store CD Sales Chart and Vinyl Sales Chart: 10-12-14

Weezer debuts at #1 at Mom & Pop retail, New Found Glory at #3, Jackson Browne at #6. Hozier’s album debuts in The Top 10 and Johnny Marr in The Top 22…

Linkage: Awesome Trent Reznor Quiz, Music Sales Are Not Good, Latest on Beats

Linkage: Awesome Trent Reznor Quiz, Music Sales Are Not Good, Latest on Beats

Vulture wants to know: Trent Reznor soundtrack or home appliance? Q3 music sales are in, or not. Rumors swirl about Apple’s Beats Music. Check the links…

Indie Music Store CD Sales Chart and Vinyl Sales Chart: 9-28-14

Indie Music Store CD Sales Chart and Vinyl Sales Chart: 9-28-14

Alt-J (pictured) debuts at #1, Tweedy at #3, Leonard Cohen at #4, Gary Clark, Jr. at #5. King Tuff, Joe Bonamassa, Perfume Genius, and Mellencamp all debut in The Top 22…

Media and Music Business Infographics: The Fun Way to Learn

Media and Music Business Infographics: The Fun Way to Learn

Three media and music business infographics tell us who is in charge, who’s buying music, and, if you’re in a band, who’s getting tail – and how much…

Indie Music Store CD Sales Chart and Vinyl Sales Chart: 9-21-14

Indie Music Store CD Sales Chart and Vinyl Sales Chart: 9-21-14

Chrissie Hynde gets a major bump that sends her all the way to #1, Ryan Adams at #2; Phish debuts at #6, and Paolo Nutini debuts at #22. Phish leads the pack in vinyl sales…

Indie Music Store CD Sales Chart and Vinyl Sales Chart: 8-31-14

Indie Music Store CD Sales Chart and Vinyl Sales Chart: 8-31-14

New Pornographers debut at #1 at Indie Retail; Shovels and Rope debut at #2, and J Mascis at #4. Spoon, Jack White, Clapton, and Petty all Top 10…

Retailers Ask Labels Not To Move Street Date To Friday; Predict Disaster

Retailers Ask Labels Not To Move Street Date To Friday; Predict Disaster

Labels looking to prevent piracy are moving toward a simultaneous global release date — but it may end up hurting physical sales even more, according to retailers…

Time Inc.'s Unique Employee Rating System Could Save The Product, Or Finish It Off

Time Inc.’s Unique Employee Rating System Could Save The Product, Or Finish It Off

The company now rates its writers on how beneficial they are to the advertiser relationship. Reminds us of similar mistakes that severely damaged the music and radio industries…

Awesome GIF Shows Changes in Music Industry Over 30 Years

Awesome GIF Shows Changes in Music Industry Over 30 Years

Watch the recorded music industry change from less than a handful of revenue streams to more than a dozen from 1983 to 2013 in this excellent GIF from Digital Music News…

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