Author Archive: David M Ross

Journalist, entrepreneur, tech-a-phile, MusicRow magazine founder, lives in
Nashville, TN. Twitter him @davidmross or read his non-music industry musings at Secrets Of The List

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Sales Trilogy Part Two: Catalog Is Cool, Again

Sales Trilogy: Part Two will put the year’s achievements in perspective across genres, by artist, by sales format and by market share.

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Sales Trilogy Part 1: 2011 Country Sales Mostly Flat

Another country sales year is now in the record books and it was a sixteenth-note type finish. Not as close as this year’s Republican presidential Iowa Caucus (8 votes), but hopefully more memorable. […]

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Klout Creates New Class Of Brand Promoters

If you are a frequent social networker, chances are you already know your Klout score […]

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One Sales Week To Go

The song we’re a’ singing has changed from “Jingle Bells” to “Auld Lang Syne” which means there is only one week left in the Nielsen SoundScan year. Yes, soon we’ll be talking about 2011 in past tense. But WAIT! We’re not there yet! First, let’s see what happened last week during country music’s biggest single sales week of 2011. […]

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Pandora Tussles Traditional Radio Over Ad Revenue

As recently as three years ago there was little or no mention of Pandora at the annual country radio broadcasters event in Nashville, CRS. Now a public company, Pandora is very much on radio’s radar […]

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Country Stars Unlikely To Mimic Comic Sales Model

Comedian Louis C.K. recently earned over $1 million selling a DRM-free comedy special, direct-to-fans from his website for $5 […]

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Garner’s Beyond The Hits To Help Others

What has 20 tracks from 20 hit artists, is now available on iTunes and will help support St. Jude Children’s ResearchHospital, the ACM’s Lifting Lives and the CMA’s Keep the Music Playing charities? If you guessed the first project from syndicated radio personality Blair Garner, then give yourself a gold star. Garner, award-winning host of […]

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Subjekt TNT HeadPhones Offer Sonic Surprise

Earphones, headphones and over-the-ear phones have become an essential accessory in today’s digital life. But each device has its own personality and therefore no one style is the absolute best for everyone. […]

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Galante Adds Sales Perspective To 2011 Performance

Industry veteran Joe Galante checked in with some astute comments regarding this morning’s sales article which attributed lagging 2011 country album sales to a weak release schedule. […]

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Weak Release Schedule Blamed For Lagging Sales

The 2011 albums race is almost over, with scarcely two weeks remaining to be tallied. Are we going to fall behind last year? “Most assuredly.” The question is simply, “By how much?” […]

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Digitally Thinking: Albums Sales, Ringtones and stretchy silicon

Improve your iPad’s keyboard touch; ringtones remain register friendly; plus advance weekly album sales looking good…

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