Thursday, January 11, 2007

Top 40 Song Only Available by Download

According to a BBC News article, early reports show that Koopa could become the first unsigned group to make it into the UK top 40, thanks to a song of theirs that is currently only available by download. Their place on the chart would be due to new chart rules that count all single sales, not just singles released on physical media.

Further, their manager estimates that most sales are conducted by SMS, not online store. All I can say is: RIAA, Clear Channel, take note--the times they are a-changin'.

1 comment:

Julianne said...

In the US, Apple ranks fouth (behind Wal-Mart, Best Buy, and Target) among top music retailers, as reported by The Week Magazine, which got its information from the Associated Press. Out of those four, only Apple's music store operates soley online. I wonder what percentage of the other three's sales are online?