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Cheap Music Will No Longer Chart

Posted by: Jason Tate (11/17/11)
Billboard has announced that "sales of albums priced below $3.49 in their initial four weeks of release will be ineligible for inclusion on Billboard's album charts." Nor will the sales count toward Nielsen SoundScan's album sales totals.

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06:35 PM on 11/17/11
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wuuuuuuuuut.
06:36 PM on 11/17/11
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Too bad this didn't happen before lady gaga's last album. Selling a couple hundred thousand copies on amazon for 99 cent each is the only reason she sold over 1 million in a week.
06:37 PM on 11/17/11
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This will have quite a few effects on the industry as a whole. These discounted sales were one of the few reasons people weren't pirating music. Now, more than ever, it's important for a new system to be put into place to help judge a band's popularity (for tours, promotions, etc.). Now, for an album to "count" ... they're telling artists to effectively punish the biggest fans, who buy music the day of, by keeping the price high. I hope the response is to price albums at $3.50.

Stupid industry is stupid.
06:39 PM on 11/17/11
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This will have quite a few effects on the industry as a whole. These discounted sales were one of the few reasons people weren't pirating music. Now, more than ever, it's important for a new system to be put into place to help judge a band's popularity (for tours, promotions, etc.). Now, for an album to "count" ... they're telling artists to effectively punish the biggest fans, who buy music the day of, by keeping the price high. I hope the response is to price albums at $3.50.

Stupid industry is stupid.
$3.50's still cheap though.
06:40 PM on 11/17/11
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The industry just needs to go away.
06:41 PM on 11/17/11
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People still care about the Billboard 200?
06:41 PM on 11/17/11
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Too bad this didn't happen before lady gaga's last album. Selling a couple hundred thousand copies on amazon for 99 cent each is the only reason she sold over 1 million in a week.
I don't understand why people care about this at all.
06:41 PM on 11/17/11
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06:42 PM on 11/17/11
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People still care about the Billboard 200?
exactly
06:43 PM on 11/17/11
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This will have quite a few effects on the industry as a whole. These discounted sales were one of the few reasons people weren't pirating music. Now, more than ever, it's important for a new system to be put into place to help judge a band's popularity (for tours, promotions, etc.). Now, for an album to "count" ... they're telling artists to effectively punish the biggest fans, who buy music the day of, by keeping the price high. I hope the response is to price albums at $3.50.

Stupid industry is stupid.

Prrrreeetty much.....
06:44 PM on 11/17/11
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I only see negative outcomes to this, really. Pretty damn dumb.
06:51 PM on 11/17/11
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The music industry hasn't done anything positive in more than a decade.
06:52 PM on 11/17/11
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The industry just needs to go away.
One would wish but it's not so simple.
06:52 PM on 11/17/11
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whatever. 3.50 for an album is still cheap as fuck
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