I’m not gonna let the week escape me without taking care of GoJu Nation. Here are your album charts… Another bleak sales week team. As a barometer, remember that if the 20th album in the country is under fifteen thousand in units, then it’s a down week for sure. Longevity is the key with this chart listing. And your album will have to contain multiple gems to keep this generations attention. It’s worth mentioning that projects in other mediums also have a huge impact on sales. This movie ‘The Hunger Games‘ has officially launched a new franchise. Teenagers went to see this movie 2 & 3 times meaning their money went to popcorn, soda, junk and cinema not music. And when they did buy music it was the soundtrack to the movie. So don’t look at this in a vacuum GoJu Nation. Be aware that other outlets are out there gobbling up the disposable income. Now onto da actual charts.
Yes GoJu Nation we have da album charts… And yes GoJu Nation things overall from a sales perspective are still declining. The number 1 album in the country? Only 95k this week.. The number 20 album in the country? 12.2k this week…. It’s like a cemetery at night, all bones and no meat. I feel like a jerk proclaiming earlier this year that this chart may be experiencing a renaissance. At this rate I’ll be writing this charts obituary if this doesn’t change. I predict that at this pace in the next 3 to 5 yrs albums will fall the way of the vinyl album. They will still make them but only the cream of the crop will be available. Let’s see if we can find something positive to report this week.
Courtesy of TNW
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