Three years ago this month, we reminded everybody that Selling a Million Albums in a Week is a Big Deal after Taylor Swift released 1989 and sold 1.287 million. At that time only 18 other albums had hit that mark since Soundscan began tracking sales in 1991. Before Swift’s new album, Reputation, sold 1.216 million … Continue reading Taylor breaks a million for the fourth time
Let’s look at the music sales and streaming data from Nielsen Music over the past 20+ years.
While I anxiously await Nielsen’s year-end music sales report, I thought I’d share a few highlights of their recent recap of the state of the radio industry at the end of 2016: • “radio’s reach is larger than any other format [TV, PC, devices] and only continues to grow year-over-year” • “radio reaches 93% of … Continue reading Yes, People Still Listen to the Radio