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Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:36 pm

r&b wrote:
garyt wrote:
daylon wrote:The Beatles sold 953k in 2013.

Elvis outsold everyone apart from Eminem in 2013 on the top 10 bestselling artists of the S-Scan era.

SoundScan Era 1991 - 2013: Top Ten Selling Artists

Rank | Total Sales | Artist | 2013 Sales | 2012 Sales | 2011 Sales | 2010 Sales | 2009 Sales
  1 69,424,000 Garth Brooks - 807,000 - 56,000 - 48,000 - 150,000 - 220,000
  2 65,111,000 Beatles - 953,000 - 859,000 - 1,233,000 - 1,696,000 - 3,282,000
  3 54,209,000 Mariah Carey - 270,000- 327,000 - 427,000 - 797,000 - 819,000
  4 54,129,000 Metallica - 487,000 - 472,000 - 498,000 - 512,000 - 1,024,000
  5 52,129,000 Celine Dion - 370,000 - 267,000 - 330,000 - 229,000 - 362,000
  6 44,781,000 George Strait - 849,000 - 622,000 - 914,000 - 553,000 - 1,224,000
  7 44,469,000 Eminem - 2,518,000 - 784,000 - 1,523,000 - 4,317,000 - 2,166,000
  8 41,844,000 Tim McGraw - 851,000 - 824,000 - 773,000 - 719,000 - 1,086,000
  9 40,361,000 Alan Jackson - 731,000 - 770,000 - 585,000 - 828,000 - 927,000
10 38,508,000 Pink Floyd - 539,000 - 741,000 - 799,000 - 562,000 - 654,000

Source: UKMIX


Wow! have you got Elvis' S-Scan sales for the last 4 years too?
How could Elvis have sold 1.1million albums in 2013? If I remember rightly, he only had 2 Christmas albums chart, 1 at #40, Also Elvis at Stax at #190? Guess his huge catalogue must sell in dribs and drabs?


Exactly. There is so much to choose from his back catalog, that a few sales on many titles adds up to a lot of sales. Elvis is no longer a big retail artist seller with new releases, but more a compiler. A brand new release by him doesnt sell say what one by Bruce Springsteen does, but those sales along with his back catalog sales adds up to a lot of sales. And the many new titles keep coming, so he complies & compiles.

How many did Elvis sell in the 1991 to 2013 years? Not good he's not in the top ten.

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Mon Jul 14, 2014 2:27 pm

TheMaskedClown wrote:
r&b wrote:
garyt wrote:
daylon wrote:The Beatles sold 953k in 2013.

Elvis outsold everyone apart from Eminem in 2013 on the top 10 bestselling artists of the S-Scan era.

SoundScan Era 1991 - 2013: Top Ten Selling Artists

Rank | Total Sales | Artist | 2013 Sales | 2012 Sales | 2011 Sales | 2010 Sales | 2009 Sales
  1 69,424,000 Garth Brooks - 807,000 - 56,000 - 48,000 - 150,000 - 220,000
  2 65,111,000 Beatles - 953,000 - 859,000 - 1,233,000 - 1,696,000 - 3,282,000
  3 54,209,000 Mariah Carey - 270,000- 327,000 - 427,000 - 797,000 - 819,000
  4 54,129,000 Metallica - 487,000 - 472,000 - 498,000 - 512,000 - 1,024,000
  5 52,129,000 Celine Dion - 370,000 - 267,000 - 330,000 - 229,000 - 362,000
  6 44,781,000 George Strait - 849,000 - 622,000 - 914,000 - 553,000 - 1,224,000
  7 44,469,000 Eminem - 2,518,000 - 784,000 - 1,523,000 - 4,317,000 - 2,166,000
  8 41,844,000 Tim McGraw - 851,000 - 824,000 - 773,000 - 719,000 - 1,086,000
  9 40,361,000 Alan Jackson - 731,000 - 770,000 - 585,000 - 828,000 - 927,000
10 38,508,000 Pink Floyd - 539,000 - 741,000 - 799,000 - 562,000 - 654,000

Source: UKMIX


Wow! have you got Elvis' S-Scan sales for the last 4 years too?
How could Elvis have sold 1.1million albums in 2013? If I remember rightly, he only had 2 Christmas albums chart, 1 at #40, Also Elvis at Stax at #190? Guess his huge catalogue must sell in dribs and drabs?


Exactly. There is so much to choose from his back catalog, that a few sales on many titles adds up to a lot of sales. Elvis is no longer a big retail artist seller with new releases, but more a compiler. A brand new release by him doesnt sell say what one by Bruce Springsteen does, but those sales along with his back catalog sales adds up to a lot of sales. And the many new titles keep coming, so he complies & compiles.

How many did Elvis sell in the 1991 to 2013 years? Not good he's not in the top ten.


The others are NOT dead.

Brian

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Thu Jul 17, 2014 2:36 pm

'Heart And Soul' drops from 166 to 177 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart for w/e 26th July, 2014. It rises from 47 to 44 on the Catalog Album Chart.

'Elvis On Tour' drops from 17 to 33 on the Music Video Sales Chart.

Brian

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:01 pm

Brian Quinn wrote:
TheMaskedClown wrote:
r&b wrote:
garyt wrote:
daylon wrote:The Beatles sold 953k in 2013.

Elvis outsold everyone apart from Eminem in 2013 on the top 10 bestselling artists of the S-Scan era.

SoundScan Era 1991 - 2013: Top Ten Selling Artists

Rank | Total Sales | Artist | 2013 Sales | 2012 Sales | 2011 Sales | 2010 Sales | 2009 Sales
  1 69,424,000 Garth Brooks - 807,000 - 56,000 - 48,000 - 150,000 - 220,000
  2 65,111,000 Beatles - 953,000 - 859,000 - 1,233,000 - 1,696,000 - 3,282,000
  3 54,209,000 Mariah Carey - 270,000- 327,000 - 427,000 - 797,000 - 819,000
  4 54,129,000 Metallica - 487,000 - 472,000 - 498,000 - 512,000 - 1,024,000
  5 52,129,000 Celine Dion - 370,000 - 267,000 - 330,000 - 229,000 - 362,000
  6 44,781,000 George Strait - 849,000 - 622,000 - 914,000 - 553,000 - 1,224,000
  7 44,469,000 Eminem - 2,518,000 - 784,000 - 1,523,000 - 4,317,000 - 2,166,000
  8 41,844,000 Tim McGraw - 851,000 - 824,000 - 773,000 - 719,000 - 1,086,000
  9 40,361,000 Alan Jackson - 731,000 - 770,000 - 585,000 - 828,000 - 927,000
10 38,508,000 Pink Floyd - 539,000 - 741,000 - 799,000 - 562,000 - 654,000

Source: UKMIX


Wow! have you got Elvis' S-Scan sales for the last 4 years too?
How could Elvis have sold 1.1million albums in 2013? If I remember rightly, he only had 2 Christmas albums chart, 1 at #40, Also Elvis at Stax at #190? Guess his huge catalogue must sell in dribs and drabs?


Exactly. There is so much to choose from his back catalog, that a few sales on many titles adds up to a lot of sales. Elvis is no longer a big retail artist seller with new releases, but more a compiler. A brand new release by him doesnt sell say what one by Bruce Springsteen does, but those sales along with his back catalog sales adds up to a lot of sales. And the many new titles keep coming, so he complies & compiles.

How many did Elvis sell in the 1991 to 2013 years? Not good he's not in the top ten.


The others are NOT dead.

Brian


Very observant :smt002

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:28 pm

ECC83 wrote:
Brian Quinn wrote:
TheMaskedClown wrote:
r&b wrote:
garyt wrote:
daylon wrote:The Beatles sold 953k in 2013.

Elvis outsold everyone apart from Eminem in 2013 on the top 10 bestselling artists of the S-Scan era.

SoundScan Era 1991 - 2013: Top Ten Selling Artists

Rank | Total Sales | Artist | 2013 Sales | 2012 Sales | 2011 Sales | 2010 Sales | 2009 Sales
  1 69,424,000 Garth Brooks - 807,000 - 56,000 - 48,000 - 150,000 - 220,000
  2 65,111,000 Beatles - 953,000 - 859,000 - 1,233,000 - 1,696,000 - 3,282,000
  3 54,209,000 Mariah Carey - 270,000- 327,000 - 427,000 - 797,000 - 819,000
  4 54,129,000 Metallica - 487,000 - 472,000 - 498,000 - 512,000 - 1,024,000
  5 52,129,000 Celine Dion - 370,000 - 267,000 - 330,000 - 229,000 - 362,000
  6 44,781,000 George Strait - 849,000 - 622,000 - 914,000 - 553,000 - 1,224,000
  7 44,469,000 Eminem - 2,518,000 - 784,000 - 1,523,000 - 4,317,000 - 2,166,000
  8 41,844,000 Tim McGraw - 851,000 - 824,000 - 773,000 - 719,000 - 1,086,000
  9 40,361,000 Alan Jackson - 731,000 - 770,000 - 585,000 - 828,000 - 927,000
10 38,508,000 Pink Floyd - 539,000 - 741,000 - 799,000 - 562,000 - 654,000

Source: UKMIX


Wow! have you got Elvis' S-Scan sales for the last 4 years too?
How could Elvis have sold 1.1million albums in 2013? If I remember rightly, he only had 2 Christmas albums chart, 1 at #40, Also Elvis at Stax at #190? Guess his huge catalogue must sell in dribs and drabs?


Exactly. There is so much to choose from his back catalog, that a few sales on many titles adds up to a lot of sales. Elvis is no longer a big retail artist seller with new releases, but more a compiler. A brand new release by him doesnt sell say what one by Bruce Springsteen does, but those sales along with his back catalog sales adds up to a lot of sales. And the many new titles keep coming, so he complies & compiles.

How many did Elvis sell in the 1991 to 2013 years? Not good he's not in the top ten.


The others are NOT dead.

Brian


Very observant :smt002

The Beatles havent been together or recorded new music as a group since 1970. Id say thats quite dead.

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:37 pm

r&b wrote:
ECC83 wrote:
Brian Quinn wrote:
TheMaskedClown wrote:
r&b wrote:
garyt wrote:
daylon wrote:The Beatles sold 953k in 2013.

Elvis outsold everyone apart from Eminem in 2013 on the top 10 bestselling artists of the S-Scan era.

SoundScan Era 1991 - 2013: Top Ten Selling Artists

Rank | Total Sales | Artist | 2013 Sales | 2012 Sales | 2011 Sales | 2010 Sales | 2009 Sales
  1 69,424,000 Garth Brooks - 807,000 - 56,000 - 48,000 - 150,000 - 220,000
  2 65,111,000 Beatles - 953,000 - 859,000 - 1,233,000 - 1,696,000 - 3,282,000
  3 54,209,000 Mariah Carey - 270,000- 327,000 - 427,000 - 797,000 - 819,000
  4 54,129,000 Metallica - 487,000 - 472,000 - 498,000 - 512,000 - 1,024,000
  5 52,129,000 Celine Dion - 370,000 - 267,000 - 330,000 - 229,000 - 362,000
  6 44,781,000 George Strait - 849,000 - 622,000 - 914,000 - 553,000 - 1,224,000
  7 44,469,000 Eminem - 2,518,000 - 784,000 - 1,523,000 - 4,317,000 - 2,166,000
  8 41,844,000 Tim McGraw - 851,000 - 824,000 - 773,000 - 719,000 - 1,086,000
  9 40,361,000 Alan Jackson - 731,000 - 770,000 - 585,000 - 828,000 - 927,000
10 38,508,000 Pink Floyd - 539,000 - 741,000 - 799,000 - 562,000 - 654,000

Source: UKMIX


Wow! have you got Elvis' S-Scan sales for the last 4 years too?
How could Elvis have sold 1.1million albums in 2013? If I remember rightly, he only had 2 Christmas albums chart, 1 at #40, Also Elvis at Stax at #190? Guess his huge catalogue must sell in dribs and drabs?


Exactly. There is so much to choose from his back catalog, that a few sales on many titles adds up to a lot of sales. Elvis is no longer a big retail artist seller with new releases, but more a compiler. A brand new release by him doesnt sell say what one by Bruce Springsteen does, but those sales along with his back catalog sales adds up to a lot of sales. And the many new titles keep coming, so he complies & compiles.

How many did Elvis sell in the 1991 to 2013 years? Not good he's not in the top ten.


The others are NOT dead.

Brian


Very observant :smt002

The Beatles havent been together or recorded new music as a group since 1970. Id say thats quite dead.


Paul is still high profile and music aside that helps.

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:43 pm

What is the deal with Heart And Soul? Why has it been selling so well? I have it and like it, but still it is an old CD, been around since 1995.

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:51 pm

FredAistair wrote:
r&b wrote:
ECC83 wrote:
Brian Quinn wrote:
TheMaskedClown wrote:
r&b wrote:
garyt wrote:
daylon wrote:The Beatles sold 953k in 2013.

Elvis outsold everyone apart from Eminem in 2013 on the top 10 bestselling artists of the S-Scan era.

SoundScan Era 1991 - 2013: Top Ten Selling Artists

Rank | Total Sales | Artist | 2013 Sales | 2012 Sales | 2011 Sales | 2010 Sales | 2009 Sales
  1 69,424,000 Garth Brooks - 807,000 - 56,000 - 48,000 - 150,000 - 220,000
  2 65,111,000 Beatles - 953,000 - 859,000 - 1,233,000 - 1,696,000 - 3,282,000
  3 54,209,000 Mariah Carey - 270,000- 327,000 - 427,000 - 797,000 - 819,000
  4 54,129,000 Metallica - 487,000 - 472,000 - 498,000 - 512,000 - 1,024,000
  5 52,129,000 Celine Dion - 370,000 - 267,000 - 330,000 - 229,000 - 362,000
  6 44,781,000 George Strait - 849,000 - 622,000 - 914,000 - 553,000 - 1,224,000
  7 44,469,000 Eminem - 2,518,000 - 784,000 - 1,523,000 - 4,317,000 - 2,166,000
  8 41,844,000 Tim McGraw - 851,000 - 824,000 - 773,000 - 719,000 - 1,086,000
  9 40,361,000 Alan Jackson - 731,000 - 770,000 - 585,000 - 828,000 - 927,000
10 38,508,000 Pink Floyd - 539,000 - 741,000 - 799,000 - 562,000 - 654,000

Source: UKMIX


Wow! have you got Elvis' S-Scan sales for the last 4 years too?
How could Elvis have sold 1.1million albums in 2013? If I remember rightly, he only had 2 Christmas albums chart, 1 at #40, Also Elvis at Stax at #190? Guess his huge catalogue must sell in dribs and drabs?


Exactly. There is so much to choose from his back catalog, that a few sales on many titles adds up to a lot of sales. Elvis is no longer a big retail artist seller with new releases, but more a compiler. A brand new release by him doesnt sell say what one by Bruce Springsteen does, but those sales along with his back catalog sales adds up to a lot of sales. And the many new titles keep coming, so he complies & compiles.

How many did Elvis sell in the 1991 to 2013 years? Not good he's not in the top ten.


The others are NOT dead.

Brian


Very observant :smt002

The Beatles havent been together or recorded new music as a group since 1970. Id say thats quite dead.


Paul is still high profile and music aside that helps.


He is high profile, but he is passed it. His voice is not quite Beatles prime and Im not sure there are many people who go see him at 200.00 a seat that dont already have most or all of The Beatles music. How many young people is he converting at that price buying the music for the first time? On the other hand, Elvis has his own XM channel, Graceland promotes him, and so do the ETAs good or bad. Plus there is always a new release advertised one way or the other. I think that balances the scales.

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:08 pm

skatterbrane wrote:What is the deal with Heart And Soul? Why has it been selling so well? I have it and like it, but still it is an old CD, been around since 1995.


It's been priced at $5 at Walmart so I'm sure that has stimulated sales.
it's a great comp so a win-win for all involved.

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:22 am

r&b wrote:
FredAistair wrote:
r&b wrote:
ECC83 wrote:
Brian Quinn wrote:
TheMaskedClown wrote:
r&b wrote:
garyt wrote:
daylon wrote:The Beatles sold 953k in 2013.

Elvis outsold everyone apart from Eminem in 2013 on the top 10 bestselling artists of the S-Scan era.

SoundScan Era 1991 - 2013: Top Ten Selling Artists

Rank | Total Sales | Artist | 2013 Sales | 2012 Sales | 2011 Sales | 2010 Sales | 2009 Sales
  1 69,424,000 Garth Brooks - 807,000 - 56,000 - 48,000 - 150,000 - 220,000
  2 65,111,000 Beatles - 953,000 - 859,000 - 1,233,000 - 1,696,000 - 3,282,000
  3 54,209,000 Mariah Carey - 270,000- 327,000 - 427,000 - 797,000 - 819,000
  4 54,129,000 Metallica - 487,000 - 472,000 - 498,000 - 512,000 - 1,024,000
  5 52,129,000 Celine Dion - 370,000 - 267,000 - 330,000 - 229,000 - 362,000
  6 44,781,000 George Strait - 849,000 - 622,000 - 914,000 - 553,000 - 1,224,000
  7 44,469,000 Eminem - 2,518,000 - 784,000 - 1,523,000 - 4,317,000 - 2,166,000
  8 41,844,000 Tim McGraw - 851,000 - 824,000 - 773,000 - 719,000 - 1,086,000
  9 40,361,000 Alan Jackson - 731,000 - 770,000 - 585,000 - 828,000 - 927,000
10 38,508,000 Pink Floyd - 539,000 - 741,000 - 799,000 - 562,000 - 654,000

Source: UKMIX


Wow! have you got Elvis' S-Scan sales for the last 4 years too?
How could Elvis have sold 1.1million albums in 2013? If I remember rightly, he only had 2 Christmas albums chart, 1 at #40, Also Elvis at Stax at #190? Guess his huge catalogue must sell in dribs and drabs?


Exactly. There is so much to choose from his back catalog, that a few sales on many titles adds up to a lot of sales. Elvis is no longer a big retail artist seller with new releases, but more a compiler. A brand new release by him doesnt sell say what one by Bruce Springsteen does, but those sales along with his back catalog sales adds up to a lot of sales. And the many new titles keep coming, so he complies & compiles.

How many did Elvis sell in the 1991 to 2013 years? Not good he's not in the top ten.


The others are NOT dead.

Brian


Very observant :smt002

The Beatles havent been together or recorded new music as a group since 1970. Id say thats quite dead.


Paul is still high profile and music aside that helps.


He is high profile, but he is passed it. His voice is not quite Beatles prime and Im not sure there are many people who go see him at 200.00 a seat that dont already have most or all of The Beatles music. How many young people is he converting at that price buying the music for the first time? On the other hand, Elvis has his own XM channel, Graceland promotes him, and so do the ETAs good or bad. Plus there is always a new release advertised one way or the other. I think that balances the scales.



From what I can tell, most of the Beatles soundscan sales are from quite a while back, there has been no heavy Beatles sales in recent times despite significant promotion. Nor for most of the above artist listed live or dead, nor for MJ or Elvis for that matter.

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Thu Jul 24, 2014 3:17 pm

'Heart And Soul' drops from 177 to 184 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart for w/e 2nd August, 2014. It also drops from 44 to 46 on the Catalog Album Chart.

Brian

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Sat Jul 26, 2014 10:29 pm

New to the site but have followed this thread with great interest.

A question that I am sure the experts on here can answer, are sales from the official store at the Graceland Mall counted by Soundscan?
My understanding is that they are not which would explain to me the decent sales for many Elvis releases that never showed on the Billboard charts.
The last time I was at Graceland I had to queue for ages to get to the counter with many people in front & behind me purchasing many titles.

If 600,000 people visit there every year surely a significant minority of these visitors would be serious fans many of whom would use this visit to acquire product that they may not have access to at home.
I appreciate one can only speculate but there must be serious numbers of CD?Vinyl sales coming out of the stores around Graceland every year.

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:08 pm

hardheadedman wrote:New to the site but have followed this thread with great interest.

A question that I am sure the experts on here can answer, are sales from the official store at the Graceland Mall counted by Soundscan?
My understanding is that they are not which would explain to me the decent sales for many Elvis releases that never showed on the Billboard charts.
The last time I was at Graceland I had to queue for ages to get to the counter with many people in front & behind me purchasing many titles.

If 600,000 people visit there every year surely a significant minority of these visitors would be serious fans many of whom would use this visit to acquire product that they may not have access to at home.
I appreciate one can only speculate but there must be serious numbers of CD?Vinyl sales coming out of the stores around Graceland every year.


Personally - don't know.

But article researched by Tony Galvin in 2008 I believe soggested not at that time
http://www.elvisinfonet.com/spotlight_tonygalvin.html

However since then I recall a comment made by the Brian who knows something on another thread saying that they do.
Perhaps that may mean in recent years they are included but were not before.

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:48 pm

FredAistair wrote:
hardheadedman wrote:New to the site but have followed this thread with great interest.

A question that I am sure the experts on here can answer, are sales from the official store at the Graceland Mall counted by Soundscan?
My understanding is that they are not which would explain to me the decent sales for many Elvis releases that never showed on the Billboard charts.
The last time I was at Graceland I had to queue for ages to get to the counter with many people in front & behind me purchasing many titles.

If 600,000 people visit there every year surely a significant minority of these visitors would be serious fans many of whom would use this visit to acquire product that they may not have access to at home.
I appreciate one can only speculate but there must be serious numbers of CD?Vinyl sales coming out of the stores around Graceland every year.


Personally - don't know.

But article researched by Tony Galvin in 2008 I believe soggested not at that time
http://www.elvisinfonet.com/spotlight_tonygalvin.html

However since then I recall a comment made by the Brian who knows something on another thread saying that they do.
Perhaps that may mean in recent years they are included but were not before.


Hi Fred, appreciate the reply, to show you how small a world this is the article you mentioned by Tony Galvin was written by my Dad. He has a great interest in this subject but has been ill for quite some time and has not been able to post some of the data he had found so I'm hoping in the coming months to post as much information as we can, to throw some more light on this facinating subject.

The last time I was in the Graceland shop I asked about Soundscan and was met with a quizzical stare from the lady behind the counter which leads me to believe that the sales there are not being logged to SS. Totally circumstancial but I hope to put some meat on the bones of this shortly. Thank you again for the reply.

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Tue Jul 29, 2014 1:02 am

Personally - don't know.

But article researched by Tony Galvin in 2008 I believe soggested not at that time
http://www.elvisinfonet.com/spotlight_tonygalvin.html

However since then I recall a comment made by the Brian who knows something on another thread saying that they do.
Perhaps that may mean in recent years they are included but were not before.[/quote]

Hi Fred, appreciate the reply, to show you how small a world this is the article you mentioned by Tony Galvin was written by my Dad. He has a great interest in this subject but has been ill for quite some time and has not been able to post some of the data he had found so I'm hoping in the coming months to post as much information as we can, to throw some more light on this facinating subject.

The last time I was in the Graceland shop I asked about Soundscan and was met with a quizzical stare from the lady behind the counter which leads me to believe that the sales there are not being logged to SS. Totally circumstancial but I hope to put some meat on the bones of this shortly. Thank you again for the reply.[/quote]

Wow - wishing your father a speedy recovery and may he be blessed with good health

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:50 pm

The sales at Graceland are supplied to Soundscan. I checked with Scott Williams when he was Marketing Director at EPE and he stated that they were supplied once a week.

Brian

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:51 pm

Brian Quinn wrote:The sales at Graceland are supplied to Soundscan. I checked with Scott Williams when he was Marketing Director at EPE and he stated that they were supplied once a week.

Brian


Thank you for that information Brian, do you know when SS was first employed at the Graceland store, apologies for the questions?

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:21 pm

hardheadedman wrote:
Brian Quinn wrote:The sales at Graceland are supplied to Soundscan. I checked with Scott Williams when he was Marketing Director at EPE and he stated that they were supplied once a week.

Brian


Thank you for that information Brian, do you know when SS was first employed at the Graceland store, apologies for the questions?


Can't help you there unfortunately.

Brian

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:32 pm

'Heart And Soul' rises from 184 to 182 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart for w/e 9th August, 2014. It also rises from 46 to 39 on the Catalog Album Chart. By the end of March, 2014 it had sold 731,344 units according to Soundscan.

Brian
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Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Sat Aug 02, 2014 11:24 pm

I have a question about an Elvis series of licenced CD's that I would appreciate if any of the experts here have any knowledge of.

Cracker Barrel Country Store & Eatery have issued at this stage five licenced Elvis CD's,

American Legend Vol 1
American Legend Vol 2
American Music Legend Christmas Favorites
Classic Collection Gospel
Classic Collection Elvis Country

There are 643 Cracker Barrels in the US with a turnover according to their returns of $2.3 billion. They got into music sales in 2003/4 and seemingly have done very well . There was a feature on the company and their musical sales efforts in Billboard magazine (23/07/05) and the saless figures quoted were impressive. 400,000 units of the 'Legend' series had been sold to that date and that was with one Elvis CD as part of a multi artist (I believe 6 in total) series. They had partnered with Alison Krauss on a CD project that netted over 600,000 copies sold.

This June while I was in Florida I purchased the latest Classic Country (CB) release and was told after enquiring that I was purchaser number 56 of this title in the store this year which on the face of it could mean anywhere from low to high five figure sales for these titles on a yearly basis. I appreciate you have to factor in footfall,location etc etc but I was surprised by the potential sales figure.

It doesn't make sense to me that a company as big as Cracker Barrel would go to the bother of licencing an Elvis CD with the potential to sell a few thousand copies, why go to all the bother to make a few thousand bucks in a company with a turnover of $2.3billion. That has me thinking about all the other Elvis licenced product with all the potential lost sales?

Has anybody information on the sales of the above or is there any way of finding out?

Interested to hear your thoughts.

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Sun Aug 03, 2014 1:53 am

hardheadedman wrote:I have a question about an Elvis series of licenced CD's that I would appreciate if any of the experts here have any knowledge of.

Cracker Barrel Country Store & Eatery have issued at this stage five licenced Elvis CD's,

American Legend Vol 1
American Legend Vol 2
American Music Legend Christmas Favorites
Classic Collection Gospel
Classic Collection Elvis Country

There are 643 Cracker Barrels in the US with a turnover according to their returns of $2.3 billion. They got into music sales in 2003/4 and seemingly have done very well . There was a feature on the company and their musical sales efforts in Billboard magazine (23/07/05) and the saless figures quoted were impressive. 400,000 units of the 'Legend' series had been sold to that date and that was with one Elvis CD as part of a multi artist (I believe 6 in total) series. They had partnered with Alison Krauss on a CD project that netted over 600,000 copies sold.

This June while I was in Florida I purchased the latest Classic Country (CB) release and was told after enquiring that I was purchaser number 56 of this title in the store this year which on the face of it could mean anywhere from low to high five figure sales for these titles on a yearly basis. I appreciate you have to factor in footfall,location etc etc but I was surprised by the potential sales figure.

It doesn't make sense to me that a company as big as Cracker Barrel would go to the bother of licencing an Elvis CD with the potential to sell a few thousand copies, why go to all the bother to make a few thousand bucks in a company with a turnover of $2.3billion. That has me thinking about all the other Elvis licenced product with all the potential lost sales?

Has anybody information on the sales of the above or is there any way of finding out?

Interested to hear your thoughts.


Hi Heardheadedman,

First off please give your father (Tony) my best wishes following his illness and I hope he is recovering well. I have not heard from him for several years now and his illness explains this. Either you or he are welcome to send me a personal message via this site at any time.

Please go to the following and scroll down to Elvis' U.S.A. Album Sales for 2004, 2008 and 2011 which may be of some use to you regarding Cracker Barrel sales:

http://www.greasylake.org/the-circuit/i ... bum-sales/

Brian

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Sun Aug 03, 2014 5:05 am

hardheadedman wrote:Classic Collection Elvis Country


...any more info on this one above as I`m not aware of it?? thanks!

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Sun Aug 03, 2014 6:57 pm

sweetangeline wrote:
hardheadedman wrote:Classic Collection Elvis Country


...any more info on this one above as I`m not aware of it?? thanks!


Hi SweetAngeline, a great name and a great song 8)
Havn't quite worked out how to downsize but I am printing front & back covers below ;
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Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Sun Aug 03, 2014 7:08 pm

Brian Quinn wrote:
hardheadedman wrote:I have a question about an Elvis series of licenced CD's that I would appreciate if any of the experts here have any knowledge of.

Cracker Barrel Country Store & Eatery have issued at this stage five licenced Elvis CD's,

American Legend Vol 1
American Legend Vol 2
American Music Legend Christmas Favorites
Classic Collection Gospel
Classic Collection Elvis Country

There are 643 Cracker Barrels in the US with a turnover according to their returns of $2.3 billion. They got into music sales in 2003/4 and seemingly have done very well . There was a feature on the company and their musical sales efforts in Billboard magazine (23/07/05) and the saless figures quoted were impressive. 400,000 units of the 'Legend' series had been sold to that date and that was with one Elvis CD as part of a multi artist (I believe 6 in total) series. They had partnered with Alison Krauss on a CD project that netted over 600,000 copies sold.

This June while I was in Florida I purchased the latest Classic Country (CB) release and was told after enquiring that I was purchaser number 56 of this title in the store this year which on the face of it could mean anywhere from low to high five figure sales for these titles on a yearly basis. I appreciate you have to factor in footfall,location etc etc but I was surprised by the potential sales figure.

It doesn't make sense to me that a company as big as Cracker Barrel would go to the bother of licencing an Elvis CD with the potential to sell a few thousand copies, why go to all the bother to make a few thousand bucks in a company with a turnover of $2.3billion. That has me thinking about all the other Elvis licenced product with all the potential lost sales?

Has anybody information on the sales of the above or is there any way of finding out?

Interested to hear your thoughts.


Hi Heardheadedman,

First off please give your father (Tony) my best wishes following his illness and I hope he is recovering well. I have not heard from him for several years now and his illness explains this. Either you or he are welcome to send me a personal message via this site at any time.

Please go to the following and scroll down to Elvis' U.S.A. Album Sales for 2004, 2008 and 2011 which may be of some use to you regarding Cracker Barrel sales:

http://www.greasylake.org/the-circuit/i ... bum-sales/

Brian


Thank you Brian for your help will contact by pm

Re: SoundScan (US) sales-figures

Sun Aug 03, 2014 7:14 pm

hardheadedman wrote:
sweetangeline wrote:
hardheadedman wrote:Classic Collection Elvis Country


...any more info on this one above as I`m not aware of it?? thanks!


Hi SweetAngeline, a great name and a great song 8)
Havn't quite worked out how to downsize but I am printing front & back covers below ;
Image
Image


sent you a pm, thanks!!