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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Weekly Register: House Of Discs

If you follow country music sales numbers or are curious about the mysterious label head, Scott Espodungerton, don’t miss this edition of the Weekly Register […]

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Weekly Register: Gary Allan, Randy Houser Debuts

Top Current Country Album Sales swelled W/W by 22 percent with debuts from Gary Allan, Set You Free and Randy Houser […]

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Weekly Register: Chilly Sales Set To Warm Up

The correlation between Nashville’s frigid temps and the music sales charts can’t be escaped this week as both all genre and country fall about two percentage points […]

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Weekly Register: Post Holiday Slowdown

Week two of the new year offered few surprises for Music City sales and no debuts on […]

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Weekly Register: The Start Of A New Horse Race

The CDs are in their digital and physical bins and there’s the bell, “We’re Off!!” Yes, it’s the start of another horse race, er, music sales year and Weekly Register remains at your side […]

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2012 Music Sales Recap: Country’s Cup Runneth Over

Each year—after the holiday cheer—comes the industry accounting. Time to congratulate the hot sellers of 2012, spot the trends and balance things like digital vs. physical, albums vs. tracks and performance by genre […]

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Weekly Register: Year End Edition—Country Rises 4.1%

Country album sales increased 4.1% this year, or by 1.77 million albums. Is that good? […]

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Weekly Register: It’s A Red Christmas!

As we prepare to delve into the mysteries behind the year’s biggest music sales week, let me […]

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Weekly Register: Holiday Harmony, Chart Divide and Pope Wins

Am I the only journalist offended by the SoundScan/Billboard decision to categorize and chart music tracks by style, rather than by artist? Will no one challenge this behavior or at least ask for a detailed explanation—managers, labels, etc.? […]

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Weekly Register: #FLAGALINE Rewrites The Rulebook

Industry sales execs are pretty much on autopilot now, or in holiday lingo we say, “their stockings are hung [buy] the chimney with care hoping the fans soon will be there…”

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Weekly Register: Vetting ‘The Voice’ Sales

Have these talent shows become more like soap operas than talent incubators? […]

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