CATEGORY: RETAIL & VINYL

Japanese Music Sales Dragging, But It Could Be Good News

While the US is well established as the largest music market in the world, number two, Japan, is perhaps less well known. Recently, the...



1 In 4 Albums Sold In US Last Week Were Taylor Swift’s Lover

Taylor Swift's Lover sold 679,000 copies in the week ending Aug. 29th, according to Nielson Soundscan and Billboard. That is 27% of the total...


5 Top Ways To Boost Music Merch Sales

While most musicians would rather spend time focused on honing their craft than they would perfecting their salesperson skills, revenue from merch has become...


Are Merch Sales More Important Than Song Streams?

While streaming is the new normal for music consumption, the income that many artists receive from it is far less than needed to sustain...


CIMS Executive Director Michael Bunnell To Retire 

Michael Bunnell, Executive Director of the Coalition of Independent Music Stores (CIMS) has announced that he will retire at the end of the year....


Albums Still Have Some Value According To Nielsen Music Mid-Year Stats [Bobby Owsinski]

Even a casual industry observers know that album sales haven't been what they used to be, although some new numbers out from a Nielsen...