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Old 02-03-2009, 02:23 PM   #76
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Wow there are some really terrible bands in there. And some great ones.
We all know Nickelback suck but they're huge so I thought I'd include them
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Old 02-03-2009, 02:33 PM   #77
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I would like someone could explain to me why stealing music is considered more appropiate than stealing other things, I mean I can understand stealing food if you can't afford it, but if you can't afford music you can always have it on the radio for free, it isn't necessary to have every published album and I really think any person in a Western country can afford an album a month.
Because music isn't a physical good. It has virtually zero marginal cost. It is classified as copyright infringement instead. If I download a song, I am not depriving anybody of it (though they may lose the revenue from it) and there is an infinite "amount" of music.

This is why traditional economic analysis (focusing on scarce resources) cannot be directly applied to the digital world.

Another thing to remember is that the music labels have treated consumers badly in the eyes of many and this is their "karma". Their continued focus on 1 download = 1 lost sale, is an example of their stupidity.

That said, I hate the way downloading (illegal and legal) has turned music into a commodity to be consumed in a throw-away fashion rather than an investment.
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Old 02-03-2009, 03:30 PM   #78
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Slight update on those sales and a few more interesting ones from Big rock bands and also the internet's favourites

Coldplay - 6.97 million (Best selling 2008 release)
AC/DC - 5.28 million
Metallica - 3.77 million
Kings of Leon - 2.39 million
Nickelback - 2.27 million
Radiohead - 1.87 million
Guns N Roses - 1.82 million
The Killers - 1.78 million
R.E.M. - 1.26 million
Oasis - 1.12 million
Snow Patrol - 0.78 million
Vampire Weekend - 0.75 million
Weezer - 0.67 million
The Verve - 0.58 million
Fleet Foxes - 0.46 million
Sigur Rós - 0.42 million
Kaiser Chiefs - 0.27 million
The Cure - 0.26 million
Razorlight - 0.18 million


I can't believe Fleet Foxes outsold Sigur Rós
Where did you get that info? I always like to know those things and this seems to be really accurate.
Oh, and btw, Kid Rock sold almost 2 million copies in 2008 on the strenght of only one hit single. (I like him, don't bash me.)
Linkin Park, due to a solid fanbase sold 5-6 millions last year. (This one I don't like )
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Where did you get that info? I always like to know those things and this seems to be really accurate.
Oh, and btw, Kid Rock sold almost 2 million copies in 2008 on the strenght of only one hit single. (I like him, don't bash me.)
Linkin Park, due to a solid fanbase sold 5-6 millions last year. (This one I don't like )
World Wide Albums

The guy uses data from the mediatraffic chart and when an album drops out uses whatever data he has to estimate its sales. It's not 100% but it's the closest you'll get online.
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