they have failed at the one responsibility they have.
multi-format popularity contests
which song and which album made the most money last week?
Since nothing is riding on the chart nobody cares
Just post the damn charts every Sunday afternoon, so the latest one (meant to be here yesterday and a no show) should read 1-19-19 – 1-24-19
there is still no end in sight
it has infected the two music websites they bought
If the charts were great, I’d forgive them everything. But they are terrible, they have no meaning. There are 300 Million plus people in the US, if 50,000 people bought your album that is less that 0.25% of the country. But still # 1 on Billboard
I have no doubt Nielsen will have no problem having the numbers ready by early Monday, Billboard can post their overview (and I can long hand) on Monday and the charts will be posted by Tuesday morning. What is so wrong with that, right? On Monday’s we get new release for the upcoming week, and old sales for the previous week
What is with this institutionalized lying? It is a little on the unseemly side, especially for a website whose job is to give a fair counting of sales. Perhaps, and I’m just saying here, it has something to do with their advertisers here? Why bite the hand that feeds you?
So my question is, will this dethrone Taylor Swift because she has removed her music from Spotify? Bakula thinks it’s simply impossible: ‘No amount of streaming in the world could keep Taylor from No. 1,’ he declared… this girl is definitively way too powerful for my taste.
In a nation of 317 Million people less than 4 million buy a record album on average, Around 1% of the population, according to Billboard. what does this mean? It means the album is no longer functioning as the music currency of choice.
“I’m not controversial at all, and whatever I’ve said I meant. Amongst all of the people around me, my views are not special. They are only controversial if your brain is stuck in 1957.”
Music writing is an instant mix of po-faced beat dissections and ass kissing and usually both, except, in an attempt to prove themselves above the fray, a major publication will dis a major work by a major performer (pace: Pitchfork).
“They’re all so tight together and it fits so well, and is clearly extremely rehearsed. It’s so polished and addicting, and the deeper register of Brendon’s voice takes over and when it hits the chorus, the three of them harmonizing is absolutely stunning”