tagged w/ Vinyl Singles
"The Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales rundown is the oddest and most anachronistic of Billboard's charts, tracking sales of commercial singles—physical product, not downloads—in the urban market. In past years, the chart closely mirrored the regular Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs countdown, packed with hits by major label superstars like 50 Cent, Mariah Carey, and, yes, Beyoncé. But as sales of CD singles have dwindled (most major labels have ceased production of CD singles altogether), the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales chart has become a sales log, primarily, of 12-inch maxi-singles—good old-fashioned vinyl records.
As such, it is a chart dominated by unsigned regional artists, who favor a sweat-and-shoe-leather predigital model of promotion, marketing their records to club DJs. The sales figures involved are probably minuscule. In other words, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales is the most indie chart imaginable, a record not of commercial success, exactly, but of bootstrapping, song-plugging effort. Fourteen-year-old Lauren Ashley may or may not follow in the footsteps of fellow Houstonian Beyoncé. But last week, the 12-inch of Ashley's "Ambulance" outsold "Halo." Does Ashley have a fast-talking uncle, peddling these records out of the back of the van? If so, he done good.""The Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales rundown is the oddest and most... more
Meade Skelton's new single available on 7" v inyl (45 rpm) or CD- featuring "My Loudoun County Home" and "Moved By The Spirit". Available through Plan 9 Music, Red Barn Entertainment, and Direct from Ebay!Meade Skelton's new single available on 7" v inyl (45 rpm) or CD- featuring... more
Seventies disco crew, Boney M have reportedly had a rather cheeky sales scam uncovered in a recent documentary.
They sold their classic 1978 hit 'Rivers of Babylon' and 'Brown Girl in the Ring' as a respective A & B sided single, but literally a few months later switched the A side for the B side and vice versa and then re-released it.
What's worse than buying Boney M? Getting scammed into buying the same Boney M songs to two different occasions...Seventies disco crew, Boney M have reportedly had a rather cheeky sales scam uncovered... more
The first time we've seen new NFG songs on vinyl in a long long time!!
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http://mickieszoo.blogspot.com/2008/01/bridge-nine-records-partners-with-new.htmlThe first time we've seen new NFG songs on vinyl in a long long time!! check... more
An XLR8R walk through this week?s must-have 12s.