CATEGORY: RETAIL & VINYL

What Is SoundScan and How Is It Used?

SoundScan, a tracking platform owned and operated by Nielsen, allows artists to get a close and detailed look at how their music's sales are...



Indie Record Store Black Friday Sales Up 13.8%, reports CIMS

Black Friday sales reports from the Coalition Of Independent Music Stores are in and they were universally positive, according to Michael Bunnell, CIMS Executive...


This North American Indie Record Store Chain Grew From 8 To 82 Stores In 2017

Much like the recorded music industry, record stores are making a comeback. While the gains are modest, some new stores are opening successfully with...


Taylor Swift Paddles Outside Streaming To Bridge Value Gap

In an effort to close the value gap, Taylor Swift has taken advantage of her industry position and utilized a variety of techniques in...


Streaming: The Music Industry’s Match.com

In the case of artist Bob Seger, retail and plays on AM/FM radio are not sufficient for fans, and streaming provides a better way...


LyricMerch Lets Fans Wear The Words From Their Favorite Songs

LyricMech is bringing song lyrics to merch on a massive scale. Remember those lines in songs that say it all, simply and perfectly? Now...


Taylor Swift’s "Reputation" Just Topped 1 Million In Sales

Taylor Swift's new album "Reputation" topped 1 million units on Tuesday morning, less than 5 days after it's release. More retail outlets are due...


Taylor Swift Using Dubious Trademark Registrations To Put An End To Sales Of Fan-Made Goods

In an effort to capture maximum Swift Dollars, the popular singer's legal team has been outdoing themselves by attempting to to copyright multiple key...


‘Tis The Season, But Are Holiday Albums Profitable?

With November well under way, the sleigh bells are already ringing out, and holiday classics will soon dominate the airwaves, but for all the...


Taylor Swift First Day Sales Top 717K, Tour Announcement Planned [UPDATED]

[UPDATED] First day sales for Taylor Swift's new album "Reputation" topped 717,000, according to data gathered by BuzzAngle Music. "She's got a shot at...