Music Sales

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2014

    Cirque du Soleil's THE IMMORTAL at American Airlines Center, 7/25/14

    THE IMMORTAL Cirque du Soleil American Airlines Center, Dallas Friday, July 25, 2014 Inside the American Airline Center a child of maybe five years stands next to the Cirque Du Soleil merch table wearing a replica of Michael Jackson's red leather jacket from the "Beat It" video. He's pointing out e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2014

    How Bob Marley Was Sold to the Suburbs

    By Chris Kornellis At the time of his death, in May 1981, Bob Marley was 36 years old, reggae's biggest star, and the father of at least eleven children. He was not, however, a big seller. For Dave Robinson, this presented an opportunity. Two years after Marley's passing, Chris Blackwell, the fou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2013

    When Will My Band Make It?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2013

    Does Free Streaming Help Album Sales? It Worked for Daft Punk, At Least.

    Last week, on Wednesday, May 29, Steve Knopper of Rolling detailed Daft Punk's domination of the Billboard album chart with the release of their eagerly-awaited Random Access Memories. The article moves into territory deeper than simple retail numbers, though. Knopper even dug into the num ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2012

    Old Records Are Outselling New Ones For the First Time

    by Chris Kornelis See also: All of the arguments about digital music, summarized In the two decades since Nielsen Soundscan started to keep track of U.S. album sales in 1991, the company has seen the industry fold in half, digital sales catch up to physical, and vinyl mount a resurgence. But unti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    All of the Arguments About Digital Music, Summarized

    Piracy is theft. Piracy isn't theft because nothing physical is being stolen. You are taking money out of the hands of artists. Artists were already being ripped off by labels. Artists can make the money back by touring. Kickstarter. Here is a bulleted list of numbers showing how much it costs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    The Ten Best-Selling Musical Soundtracks

    Hook 'em.‚ÄčToday marks a milestone of sorts: On July 8, 1958, the RIAA issued its very first gold record. The recipient of this gold record? The Oklahoma! soundtrack. Not as exciting as other music being produced at the time, but, hey, people liked it. And people bought it. Musical soundtracks we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    Eisley and Forever The Sickest Kids Both Release New Albums Today -- And One Of Them Has Already Cracked iTunes' Top 10...

    ‚Äč If only from a commercial standpoint, today figures to be one of the bigger local release dates of the years, thanks to new albums from Eisley and Forever the Sickest Kids, both of which have formally released new LPs today. And, well, that much you should already know, as we've been following t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Today In Music News: Glastonbury Put On Hold, Pink Floyd To Maybe Get Back Together and Gene Simmons Gets Hacked

    Your daily dose of national music news for Tuesday, October 19, 2010...If you were planning on heading to England to catch the Glastonbury Festival in 2012, save your miles... the fest's been canceled because of the lack of port-o-potties. Could Pink Floyd be getting back together for the kids?Look ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2008

    CD/DVD Pirates Taken Down In Cowtown

    The "Argh".I.A.A. strikes again! This NBC 5 report says the yesterday's bust on a CD and DVD pirating operation not too far from TCU in Fort Worth is apparently "the largest such pirating operation ever taken down in the U.S." Which, turns out, is fairly surprising... mostly 'cause the FWPD went i ... More >>

  • Music

    January 31, 2008

    Rapper's Caviar Dreams

    Are the latest boastful rappers billionaires or boobs?

  • Music

    January 10, 2008

    How Major Labels Vie for a Comeback

    It's finally dawned on record companies that they're screwed. But is it too late?

  • Music

    July 21, 2005

    Slim Thug

    Already Platinum (Geffen)

  • Music

    September 19, 2002

    Don't Know How

    On her way to the Top 10, Norah Jones had to decide what to do--and what not to do

  • Music

    February 4, 1999

    Nothing but static

    Broadcast Data Systems listens to the radio so you don't have to

  • News

    July 11, 1996

    Accidental Deaths

    Wars between the electronics giants are killing Dallas' independent music stores