Author Archive: David M Ross

Journalist, entrepreneur, tech-a-phile, MusicRow magazine founder, lives in
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Weekly Register: ‘Tornado’ Triumphs While YTD Sales Dip

Little Big Town’s Tornado easily blows onto the top spot of the country album charts this week with scans of almost 113k according to Nielsen Soundscan. Artistically, Tornado may be the vocal quartet’s very best work since its remarkable 2008 Equity Records outing, The Road To Here.

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Weekly Register: Country Fans Further Embrace The Digital Shift

The numbers show that the shift to tracks is more pronounced this year among country consumers than overall fans […]

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CCMA 2012: Saskatoon Highlights And Canadian Musical Memories

It was the Canadian Country Music Association’s 36th Anniversary and the organization chose Saskatoon to host its four-day celebration, Sept. 6-9 […]

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Weekly Register: If Track Prices Rise Will Consumers Support Them?

Taylor Swift’s recent record-setting debut week sales for her new single, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” has spurred discussion that tracks will become as important or more important than album […]

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Weekly Register: A Lynch Mob

Once in a while someone challenges the status quo. They ask “Why?” about something so much a part of the established routine that after reading their question, you realize you never even considered it a choice, it just seemed automatic and above reproach.

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Weekly Register: On Digital Chart Domination

The good news spread like wildfire last night as Nielsen SoundScan released official word that Taylor Swift’s latest single, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” sold 623,000 units […]

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Weekly Register: The TEA Wave

Isn’t it fun to watch the “human wave” seemingly glide around the perimeter of a stadium as excited fans toss their arms up creating an energy that moves across the crowd with such ease and grace? […]

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Weekly Register: ZBB Rides High As Universal Deal Suffers

As the sweltering summer heat swirls, rising like laser beams on a major country stadium tour stage, the temperature isn’t the only thing that’s hot […]

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Weekly Register: Is The Mighty MP3 Rebalancing Radio Power?

Country music’s marketing and sales universe is rapidly evolving. Fast-moving digital influences are sending shock waves across tried and true methods—sometimes causing surprises, and sometimes confirming ultimate truths. […]

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Weekly Register: Mid-Year Country Stats Shine

Sales from January to June are behind us, so it’s time to study. Six months does not make a year, and so we’re looking here for trends and big picture results […]

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Weekly Register: Predicting An Up Year For Country

Happy 4th of July sales fans and welcome to this week’s half-year 2012 edition of the Weekly Register. Yes, we have passed the halfway mark for 2012 which makes the moment ripe for comparison and prognostication […]

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