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who buys music singles these days


forest

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Google has just launched Google Music Store and when you're on youtube watching music videos you see links to buy the song in google play or itunes

Who does this who buys one song of itunes

I mean you can find mp3 search engines to find songs or there are online services to transfer youtube videos to mp3 tracks
So who is buying singles
 

Morgellons

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I don't know. How many copies of a single do you have to sell to get to No.1 in Ireland?
 

RahenyFG

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Singles no. Albums yes.
 

forest

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I can get albums
I have tried to copy whole albums from youtube but it is time consuming
But why singles
 

RahenyFG

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I buy the real thing. Mostly second hand CDs these days to save the money. It's better to have the physical thing and besides you can get viruses from various downloading sites plus copied CDs don't burn on iTunes.
 

Ribeye

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i don't understand,

"buy music"????

Like, with money????

what are you guys talking about??????
 

forest

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You need about 300-400 to get to top 30
 

Morgellons

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Depends on a number of factors.

Generally, the end of January and into early February is the easiest time to make the charts in Ireland, as sales are low after the Christmas season and the figures required to go top ten are in ratio to the overall sales across the period. This is frequently used as a ruse by management to get a hit for a new or struggling act. In fact, I've done the very same thing up here to get a top ten hit. Twice.

The method is simple.

Release the new track during the localities low-sales period, and give all the members of the performing act, along with a handful of trusted friends, a fixed budget to go to every major outlet in the city to buy up all your own singles within a period of days. The bar code is read and recorded to accumulate the sales. Then simply wait for it to chart, and then afterwards you simply sell on the copies of your own record which you bought yourself for cash at the gigs you play on the back of it.

I had two top ten hits over three years doing precisely that.

It only took sales of less than one hundred and fifty over three days for the first, and about two hundred odd for the second.

Once you're in the local charts, you then campaign heavily for rotation on local and national radio. Once you've got that going on, you hit the promoters for the national festivals and the agencies for the venues. The more copies of the purchased single you spread around, the more likely you'll get your airplay and live shows.

Timing a controversy of some description to coincide with events helps a lot. The more controversial the better.
Thanks for that, Mowl. Some good insights into music biz there. 150-200 copies isn't really much,eh?
 

Ribeye

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Not stealing it.
you don't need to steal, there's loads of really nice people on the internet who are happy to share it with ye, for free,

they're are loads of nice people on the internet, this guy is very nice indeed,



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