Monday, September 06, 2010

The Sad State of American Pop Music

Oy Vey.  Did you know that the Itunes version of this:

has sold 91,000 copies?  That's what an article in the NY Times today tells us.

"..last week it was at No. 39 on the iTunes singles chart"

Ouch.  Only 38 songs could outsell this thing last week on Itunes?  WTF is the matter with you America?  I'm exempting myself from responsibility because I don't buy music on Itunes.

"And to top it off, the song was No. 89 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for the week of Aug. 20, ranked among singles by Katy Perry and Usher. The chart takes into account sales and radio play as well as online streaming.

“It’s not easy to get on that chart,” said Silvio Pietroluongo, director of charts at Billboard. “There are plenty of decent radio songs that don’t reach the sales chart.”"

In an effort to avoid vomiting on my keyboard, I'm just going to end this post right here...



Chaz said...

These guys are actually pretty sophisticated. Their auto-tune the news segments are comic gems. Good for them.

EconomicDisconnect said...

We need 'Alone Again Without You' by Dokken to fix this.

Cetamua said...

Once upon a time, we had Genesis, Gentle Giant, ELO, Uriah Heep, Duran Duran, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan...and so on and so forth.


scharfy said...

Apple keeps 19 cents on the dollar leaving about 80 cents to the label/artist per dollar.

The two white kids and the one black guy are 50/50 from what i have heard..

On 100k in sales thats 40k and 40k to the "artists"

Not bad for a news interview and some playing around on the auto-tune.

(I hope he cuts his sister in a bit)

Crazy world man