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Postby madamimadam » Tue Mar 31, 2015 2:09 pm

FOR REAL GUIDELINES, I'LL WAIT FOR ADAM AND HIS TEAM TO TELL US WHAT WE CAN DO TO HELP... MAYBE WE WON'T NEED TO AND IT WILL HAVE ITS OWN MOMENTUM CARRIED ON BY THE MASSES!!!


List of articles about the importance of streaming...



Daily Double - Apple Rethinks Its Chart Policy (February 2015) http://hitsdailydouble.com/news&id=294823

The Atlantic - The Shazam Effect (December 2014) http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archiv...-effect/382237/

The Record - Commerce Vs. Consumption: A Revolutionary Rethink Of Billboard's Album Chart (November 2014) http://www.npr.org/blogs/therecord/2014/11...rds-album-chart

Billboard - Billboard 200 Makeover: Album Chart to Incorporate Streams & Track Sales (November 2014) http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/...-digital-tracks

Billboard - Roundtable: Five Execs Examine Radio's Uncertain Future in the Streaming Age (January 2015) http://www.billboard.com/articles/6436526/...-michael-martin

Billboard - Why Can't Modern Girl Groups Land a Radio Hit? (March 2015) http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/649...direction=false

New York Post - Warner Music revenue flows merrily up the Stream (December 2014) http://nypost.com/2014/12/12/time-warner-r...-up-the-stream/

Business Insider - How Shazam spotted a No. 1 Billboard song before it was even a hit (March 2015) http://www.businessinsider.com/shazam-char...-trainor-2015-3

Nielsen - On-Demand Streaming Up 54%, With 164 Billion Streams in 2014 Vinyl LP Sales Increase 52% - now comprise over 6% of physical album sales Radio Remains Top Source for Music Discovery (January 2015) http://www.nielsen.com/us/en/press-room/20...sic-report.html

Arts Beat - Big Sean Opens at No. 1 (March 2015) http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/...esarts&_r=0

"Big Sean’s new album, “Dark Sky Paradise” (G.O. O.D./Def Jam), opened at the top of Billboard’s latest chart, with 139,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen Music. By album sales alone, “Dark Sky” barely beat the next-best seller, Kid Rock’s “First Kiss” (Warner Bros.), which opened at No. 2 with 137,000 copies sold. But recent changes to Billboard’s chart rules widened Big Sean’s lead.

First, “Dark Sky” was far more popular on streaming services like Spotify, with songs getting 17 million plays in the United States; “First Kiss,” on the other hand, had only 580,000 streams. Billboard’s rankings also reflect how many individual tracks have been downloaded from an album, and Big Sean had the advantage there, too, with 218,000 tracks, versus just 85,000 for Kid Rock.

In Billboard’s new rules,
1,500 streams or 10 track downloads are each equivalent to the sale of one complete album. So by that formula, “Dark Sky Paradise” ended up with 173,000 “album equivalent units” and “First Kiss” had 146,000."




Level-headed advice about Era 3...


Fan Guide / Tips http://requestadamlambert.com/fan-guide-tips/

Streaming Matters http://requestadamlambert.com/streaming-matters/

Wait Until New Single to Shazam Adam’s Music, Really Stream http://requestadamlambert.com/2015/03/15/w...ngle-to-stream/ (this one got Shoshana's seal of approval)

Shazam Essentials http://requestadamlambert.com/2015/03/18/shazam-essentials/

Shazam the Song! http://requestadamlambert.com/shazam-the-song/

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#2

Postby Love2Lurk » Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:28 pm

Here we go again.....LOL :laugh:

There is a discussion going on....on twitter.....

Some will not pre order......waiting for the sales to count....the first week  :thinks:

What shall we do......What shall we do ????  :thinks:  :faint:  :thinks:
It is what it is !!! It ain't that deep !!!!

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Postby 3ku1 » Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:01 pm

Love2Lurk:8926 wrote:Here we go again.....LOL :laugh:

There is a discussion going on....on twitter.....

Some will not pre order......waiting for the sales to count....the first week  :thinks:

What shall we do......What shall we do ????  :thinks:  :faint:  :thinks:


Quite simple.  Dont preorder off itunes.  Because it clears all toh tracks purchased.  Just buy the GT track.  Then stream on Spotify.  The streams of Toh album on week of release well be more important though.

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Postby madamimadam » Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:04 pm

"However, in the new configuration, all pre-orders are wiped clean as the clock strikes midnight on the day of the release. Consequently, that title's chart position is determined by what new sales activity takes place on the first day of its release, not all the activity it had generated through pre-orders. This move cuts down chances of landing the No. 1 spot, as the new release will have to get there solely through new purchases on the day of release.

Major label executives say they understand why Apple made the move it did, but that it will take some getting used to. "This is a big move, because everyone in the industry pays attention to the iTunes storefront more than any other store or service," says one major label executive. "No one looks at the Amazon, Google or Spotify music pages the way they pay attention to iTunes."


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Postby nica575 » Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:07 pm

madamimadam:8938 wrote:
"However, in the new configuration, all pre-orders are wiped clean as the clock strikes midnight on the day of the release. Consequently, that title's chart position is determined by what new sales activity takes place on the first day of its release, not all the activity it had generated through pre-orders. This move cuts down chances of landing the No. 1 spot, as the new release will have to get there solely through new purchases on the day of release.

Major label executives say they understand why Apple made the move it did, but that it will take some getting used to. "This is a big move, because everyone in the industry pays attention to the iTunes storefront more than any other store or service," says one major label executive. "No one looks at the Amazon, Google or Spotify music pages the way they pay attention to iTunes."


Source: Billboard http://www.billboard.com/articles/busin ... ns-changes


My plan has crystalized to this:

on 4/21:

1) buy GT on iTunes
2) buy GT on Amazon
3) start streaming on Spotify
4) tweet with "#nowplaying #GhostTown @adamlambert" included as many times as feasable
5) click on all reviews/mentions
6) tweet/share from the article sites
7) retweet relevant tweets adding the text mentioned in 4) if needed...

what else?

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Postby madamimadam » Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:08 pm

nica575:8939 wrote:
madamimadam:8938 wrote:
"However, in the new configuration, all pre-orders are wiped clean as the clock strikes midnight on the day of the release. Consequently, that title's chart position is determined by what new sales activity takes place on the first day of its release, not all the activity it had generated through pre-orders. This move cuts down chances of landing the No. 1 spot, as the new release will have to get there solely through new purchases on the day of release.

Major label executives say they understand why Apple made the move it did, but that it will take some getting used to. "This is a big move, because everyone in the industry pays attention to the iTunes storefront more than any other store or service," says one major label executive. "No one looks at the Amazon, Google or Spotify music pages the way they pay attention to iTunes."


Source: Billboard http://www.billboard.com/articles/busin ... ns-changes


My plan has crystalized to this:

on 4/21:

1) buy GT on iTunes
2) buy GT on Amazon
3) start streaming on Spotify
4) tweet with "#nowplaying #GhostTown @adamlambert" included as many times as feasable
5) click on all reviews/mentions
6) tweet/share from the article sites
7) retweet relevant tweets adding the text mentioned in 4) if needed...

what else?


And that, my friends, is the ideal plan!!!!!

Brava!!! I bow before thee!!!!

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Postby Love2Lurk » Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:15 pm

nica575:8939 wrote:
madamimadam:8938 wrote:
"However, in the new configuration, all pre-orders are wiped clean as the clock strikes midnight on the day of the release. Consequently, that title's chart position is determined by what new sales activity takes place on the first day of its release, not all the activity it had generated through pre-orders. This move cuts down chances of landing the No. 1 spot, as the new release will have to get there solely through new purchases on the day of release.

Major label executives say they understand why Apple made the move it did, but that it will take some getting used to. "This is a big move, because everyone in the industry pays attention to the iTunes storefront more than any other store or service," says one major label executive. "No one looks at the Amazon, Google or Spotify music pages the way they pay attention to iTunes."


Source: Billboard http://www.billboard.com/articles/busin ... ns-changes


My plan has crystalized to this:

on 4/21:

1) buy GT on iTunes
2) buy GT on Amazon
3) start streaming on Spotify
4) tweet with "#nowplaying #GhostTown @adamlambert" included as many times as feasable
5) click on all reviews/mentions
6) tweet/share from the article sites
7) retweet relevant tweets adding the text mentioned in 4) if needed...

what else?


Yes ...exactly !!!  :thumbsup:
It is what it is !!! It ain't that deep !!!!

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Postby bebeg » Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:18 pm

Love2Lurk:8926 wrote:Here we go again.....LOL :laugh:

There is a discussion going on....on twitter.....

Some will not pre order......waiting for the sales to count....the first week  :thinks:

What shall we do......What shall we do ????  :thinks:  :faint:  :thinks:


I have never pre-ordered music.  Never understood the point.  Unless it's some limited special deal, it's not as though they'll run out.  I just wait until the day the album goes on sale and buy it.

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Postby donnamb » Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:29 pm

Well, if you want a physical cd to show as soon as possible, I would pre-order.  Hopefully an order through adamofficial would do that?  I'm almost never anywhere near a brick and mortar store to march in and buy something.

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Postby madamimadam » Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:35 pm

donnamb:8944 wrote:Well, if you want a physical cd to show as soon as possible, I would pre-order.  Hopefully an order through adamofficial would do that?  I'm almost never anywhere near a brick and mortar store to march in and buy something.


We're talking about the single...
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Postby bebeg » Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:39 pm

donnamb:8944 wrote:Well, if you want a physical cd to show as soon as possible, I would pre-order.  Hopefully an order through adamofficial would do that?  I'm almost never anywhere near a brick and mortar store to march in and buy something.


Well now I feel stupid.  I said I never pre-ordered thinking of iTunes but of course, I pre-ordered Adam's albums on adamofficial.  Since Trespassing was the last physical album I actually bought, it's been so long I completely forgot how and where I ordered it.  Ooops!   :laugh:

Still don't get pre-ordering on iTunes.

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Postby bebeg » Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:40 pm

madamimadam:8946 wrote:
donnamb:8944 wrote:Well, if you want a physical cd to show as soon as possible, I would pre-order.  Hopefully an order through adamofficial would do that?  I'm almost never anywhere near a brick and mortar store to march in and buy something.


We're talking about the single...


will the single be available for pre-order.  I thought the pre-order information was for the album.

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Postby Love2Lurk » Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:42 pm

bebeg:8942 wrote:
Love2Lurk:8926 wrote:Here we go again.....LOL :laugh:

There is a discussion going on....on twitter.....

Some will not pre order......waiting for the sales to count....the first week  :thinks:

What shall we do......What shall we do ????  :thinks:  :faint:  :thinks:


I have never pre-ordered music.  Never understood the point.  Unless it's some limited special deal, it's not as though they'll run out.  I just wait until the day the album goes on sale and buy it.


Makes sense...Bebeg .....

Seems there was one time....we all pre ordered ....then we were sorry we did  :sad:

I will probably buy the single on iTunes April 21......then the album on iTunes....when it becomes avail .....

Also.....buying a few hard copies....here & there !!!     :thumbsup:
It is what it is !!! It ain't that deep !!!!

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Postby 3ku1 » Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:44 pm

No dont pre order the single lol. Just purchase off Itunes when its available.

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Postby madamimadam » Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:49 pm

bebeg:8948 wrote:
madamimadam:8946 wrote:
donnamb:8944 wrote:Well, if you want a physical cd to show as soon as possible, I would pre-order.  Hopefully an order through adamofficial would do that?  I'm almost never anywhere near a brick and mortar store to march in and buy something.


We're talking about the single...


will the single be available for pre-order.  I thought the pre-order information was for the album.


No, the single... We'll talk about the album when the time comes!

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Postby bebeg » Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:50 pm

3ku1:8950 wrote:No dont pre order the single lol. Just purchase off Itunes when its available.


Can you actually pre-order singles?  I don't recall ever seeing that.

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Postby marlock276 » Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:54 pm

nica575:8939 wrote:
madamimadam:8938 wrote:
"However, in the new configuration, all pre-orders are wiped clean as the clock strikes midnight on the day of the release. Consequently, that title's chart position is determined by what new sales activity takes place on the first day of its release, not all the activity it had generated through pre-orders. This move cuts down chances of landing the No. 1 spot, as the new release will have to get there solely through new purchases on the day of release.

Major label executives say they understand why Apple made the move it did, but that it will take some getting used to. "This is a big move, because everyone in the industry pays attention to the iTunes storefront more than any other store or service," says one major label executive. "No one looks at the Amazon, Google or Spotify music pages the way they pay attention to iTunes."


Source: Billboard http://www.billboard.com/articles/busin ... ns-changes


My plan has crystalized to this:

on 4/21:

1) buy GT on iTunes
2) buy GT on Amazon
3) start streaming on Spotify
4) tweet with "#nowplaying #GhostTown @adamlambert" included as many times as feasable
5) click on all reviews/mentions
6) tweet/share from the article sites
7) retweet relevant tweets adding the text mentioned in 4) if needed...

what else?
GREAT list! I would add Shazam at least a week.


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