Monday Morning Mediabase Update: Mar 4-10

This week in the Monday Morning Mediabase report, there are three milestones from Idols and one from X-Factorers

Phil, the latest American Idol winner, follows up his very successful coronation single “Home” with what looks like a very successful “Gone, Gone, Gone”. “Home” continues to top the AC chart, although it has lost its bullet. The song has a 400+ spin lead on the second highest single, though. So, at the rate it’s losing spins, it will probably be there for several more weeks. Possibly more exciting is that GGG hit milestones on two formats this week. It went top 10 on AAA and top 20 on HAC. His appearance later this week on Idol could not have been more well-timed to capitalize on this and push the song to the next level.

The other Idol milestone this week is from Carly Rae Jepsen from the Canadian franchise. Her collaboration with Owl City went top 50 on CAC. Kind of surprising after all these months, but Owl City is a regular on that chart.

One Direction represents the UK X-Factor show this week. Their “Kiss You” moves into the top 50 on HAC.

In other news, the chart ninjas at Big Machine have been manipulating the top of the Country chart for weeks. With a surging Blake Shelton, this may spell the end of a long streak of number ones for Carrie Underwood. When Scott Borchetta was doing this with only Taylor Swift, it was just kind of annoying though kind of remarkable. Now that he is doing it with all sorts of artists, it’s just plain obnoxious. I wonder how he does it so consistently.

Carly Rae Jepsen (CI):
“Good Time” with Owl City: ^12 AC (12); ^49 CAC (56)
“Tonight I’m Getting Over You”: ^47 Pop (49)

Carrie Underwood:
“Two Black Cadillacs”: ^4 Country (3)

Cassadee Pope
“Over You”: 41 AC (39)

Cher Lloyd:
“With Ur Love” f/Juicy J: ^34 Pop (34)

Colton Dixon:
“You Are”: ^11 CAC (15)

Fantasia:
“Lose To Win”: ^11 UAC (11)

Kelly Clarkson:
“Catch My Breath”: 5 HAC (5); ^3 AC (4); 14 Pop (13)
“Don’t Rush” f/Vince Gill: ^28 Country (28)

Little Mix:
“Wings”: ^43 Pop (44)

Olly Murs (UK XF):
“Troublemaker” f Flo Rida: ^17 Pop (18); ^31 HAC (34)

One Direction (UK XF):
“Kiss You”: ^19 Pop (20); ^50 HAC (53)

Phillip Phillips:
“Gone, Gone, Gone”: ^8 AAA (12); ^20 HAC (22)
“Home”: 1 AC (1); ^36 ALT (38)

Stefano:
“Yes to Love”: ^49 Pop (47)

Vicci Martinez:
“Come Along” f. Cee Lo Green”: ^23 HAC (21); 36 AAA (28)

Note: Numbers indicate position on the chart while numbers in brackets indicate the position on the chart the

previous week. The “^” (aka “a bullet”) indicates that a song gained spins since last week

Adds listed on AllAccess:
March 11: Country: Tate Stevens “Power of a Love Song”
March 25: AAA: Josh Krajcik “Back Where We Belong”

This is the daily numbers thread for Monday. Stats collected on Monday morning.

  • windmills

    Kirsten: In other news, the chart ninjas at Big Machine have been manipulating the top of the Country chart for weeks. With a surging Blake Shelton, this may spell the end of a long streak of number ones for Carrie Underwood. When Scott Borchetta was doing this with only Taylor Swift, it was just kind of annoying though kind of remarkable. Now that he is doing it with all sorts of artists, it’s just plain obnoxious. I wonder how he does it so consistently.

    ITA that Scott Borchetta’s manipulations are really obnoxious but he has nothing to do with Blake’s surge. Big Machine was pushing Taylor and Tim McGraw. Blake is on Warner Nashville. They had an ad out for Blake’s song a couple weeks ago so I think there’s been somewhat of a push but also, Blake’s single is selling really well and radio has really embraced him as a big, big star. 

    The real problem is the Big Machine push for Taylor and the Capitol Nashville push for Dierks Bentley kept their songs alive a few weeks longer than they should’ve, which meant they were eating up spins and AIs that would’ve helped Two Black Cadillacs distance itself from Blake’s song. There was also a 1 week push by Arista Nashville for Carrie’s labelmate Brad Paisley to get a Mediabase #1 that slowed down 2BC. Like I said weeks ago, the result of those pushes is to convert Two Black Cadillacs from a 2 week #1 to a song that’ll need a big push to eke out a week at #1 somewhere, because Arista Nashville has traditionally not pushed Carrie’s singles until the week they’re likely to peak.

    Little Big Town’s Tornado was also looking like it may have been screwed over by the Big Machine push for Taylor and, ironically, the push for their labelmate Dierks Bentley’s Tip It On Back to make t5. Tornado like Two Black Cadillacs had been looking like it would sail to #1 before the pushes for those other songs. Somehow Capitol Nashville was able to make a Mediabase #1 happen last week with a big push. I don’t know whether Tornado was able to make #1 Billboard. I lean to thinking not but I’m really not sure. *Note: the reason I differentiate between the Tornado push and the other pushes is Tornado is a song that was supposed to be #1 and in fact did make #1 on the relatively unmanipulated Billboard Indicator chart. 

    Last Friday, a guy named DeeJay Silver tweeted out that his 1st official single was an edit of Carrie’s 2BC that’s apparently accented by Dolly Parton’s Jolene. I haven’t heard it yet but this is a guy who’s signed to Sony Nashville. So, odds are this is something that’s being released to promote 2BC and maybe help with airplay this week. The question is whether 2BC is going to get a big push this week or if they’ll try to wait out Blake who will likely have a multi week #1. I read a tweet about a Carrie interview airing on CMT Radio this weekend so I lean to thinking we should expect a push this week. If we start hearing about Carrie radio interviews this week then that’ll be even more of an indication. 

    As far as Carrie’s long streak of number ones, it was broken by Mama’s Song, the 4th single from Play On, which is the only official Carrie single so far that didn’t peak at #1 on either Mediabase or Billboard. Mama’s Song peaked at #2. At the end of the day what’ll happen with 2BC will happen. It’s acted like a #1 in every other way whether or not it gets there on either chart, and it’s done a good job of keeping Blown Away album sales going, not to mention attracting a lot of critical acclaim for Carrie.

  • LongKissGoodnight

    11/03/2013

    AAA
    12 8 PHILLIP PHILLIPS Gone, Gone, Gone 351 295 56 1.45
    -1 Spins
    -10 Bullet
    +0.045 AI

    HAC
    22 20 PHILLIP PHILLIPS Gone, Gone, Gone 1335 1000 335 7.403
    +43 Spins
    +3 Bullet
    +0.445 AI

    i-tunes
    #45. Phillip Phillips – Home
    #94. Phillip Phillips – Gone, Gone, Gone  

    #48. Phillip Phillips – The World from the Side of the Moon (Deluxe)
    #220. Phillip Phillips – The World from the Side of the Moon

  • http://twitter.com/faustokarlaire Fausto Karlaire

    nice! TWFSM is gaining positions again

  • Kirsten

    ITA that Scott Borchetta’s manipulations are really obnoxious but he has
    nothing to do with Blake’s surge. Big Machine was pushing Taylor and
    Tim McGraw.

    Sorry, I did not mean to imply that Blake is with Scott. Just that because the top of the chart was blocked by Scott’s gang when Carrie might have naturally been peaking and now that Blake has surged past Carrie, there might be no window for her. I suspect Blake will have number one for a few weeks followed by Hunter Hayes.

    It will all depend if Carrie’s label puts on a major push soon (and Blake’s song decides it needs a little rest).

  • windmills

    Kirsten: Sorry, I did not mean to imply that Blake is with Scott. Just that because the top of the chart was blocked by Scott’s gang when Carrie might have naturally been peaking and now that Blake has surged past Carrie, there might be no window for her. I suspect Blake will have number one for a few weeks followed by Hunter Hayes.
    It will all depend if Carrie’s label puts on a major push soon (and Blake’s song decides it needs a little rest).

    Oh OK, sorry I misunderstood. We’re on the same page. 
    Based on the usual length of Carrie’s chart runs and the fact that 2BC hit #1 on the Billboard Indicator chart last week I think this week is probably 2BC’s natural peak week. Sure enough, I just saw a tweet from an Arista Nashville promo person about this being the week they’re looking to get 2BC to #1. So, there you go. 
    As far as Hunter, Somebody’s Heartbreak actually hadn’t been acting like a #1 for a while and probably should be blocked by Lee Brice’s I Drive Your Truck. But he’s on the same label as Blake and they’ve been very active lately trying to keep Hunter ahead so I think you’re right about them looking to get Somebody’s Heartbreak to #1. 

  • springboard2

    Mediabase Published Charts.
     
    LW    TW    ARTIST    TITLE    TWS    LWS    MOVE    AUD
    AAA:
     12     8    PHILLIP PHILLIPS    Gone, Gone, Gone    351    295    56    1.45
     28     36    VICCI MARTINEZ    Come Along f/CeeLo Green    101    148    -47    0.356
    AC:
     1     1    PHILLIP PHILLIPS    Home    2091    2129    -38    16.297
     4     3    KELLY CLARKSON    Catch My Breath    1581    1461    120    12.25
     12     12    OWL CITY & CARLY RAE JEPSEN    Good Time    610    602    8    3.116
     39     41    CASSADEE POPE    Over You    24    24    0    0
    Alt:
     38     36    PHILLIP PHILLIPS    Home    210    183    27    0.743
    Country:
     3     4    CARRIE UNDERWOOD    Two Black Cadillacs    6328    6124    204    49.908
     28     28    KELLY CLARKSON    Don’t Rush f/Vince Gill    1567    1503    64    11.342
    HAC:
     5     5    KELLY CLARKSON    Catch My Breath    4177    4194    -17    32.437
     22     20    PHILLIP PHILLIPS    Gone, Gone, Gone    1335    1000    335    7.403
     21     23    VICCI MARTINEZ    Come Along f/CeeLo Green    1094    1030    64    4.547
     34     31    OLLY MURS    Troublemaker f/Flo Rida    559    416    143    1.847
     53     50    ONE DIRECTION    Kiss You    120    83    37    0.408
    POP:
     13     14    KELLY CLARKSON    Catch My Breath    6638    6818    -180    43.705
     18     17    OLLY MURS    Troublemaker f/Flo Rida    4983    4800    183    33.244
     20     19    ONE DIRECTION    Kiss You    4467    4430    37    21.984
     34     34    CHER LLOYD    With Ur Love f/Juicy J    1564    1409    155    8.458
     49     47    CARLY RAE JEPSEN    Tonight I’m Getting Over You    590    425    165    1.867
     47     49    STEFANO    Yes To Love    472    455    17    0.867
    Urban AC:
     11     11    FANTASIA    Lose To Win    842    805    37    6.407
    Canada-AlternativeRock:
     39     43    PHILLIP PHILLIPS    Home    52    52    0    0.158
    Canada-Country:
     5     4    CARRIE UNDERWOOD    Two Black Cadillacs    812    793    19    2.524
    Canada-Hot AC:
     11     15    KELLY CLARKSON    Catch My Breath    669    740    -71    1.864
     14     17    PHILLIP PHILLIPS    Home    651    715    -64    2.439
     20     20    OLLY MURS    Troublemaker f/Flo Rida    582    560    22    2.486
     36     37    ONE DIRECTION    Kiss You    244    237    7    0.947
    Canada-Main AC:
     1     1    PHILLIP PHILLIPS    Home    382    400    -18    3.113
     6     7    KELLY CLARKSON    Catch My Breath    291    286    5    1.864
    Canada-Top 40:
     13     13    OLLY MURS    Troublemaker f/Flo Rida    914    914    0    4.239
     26     29    ONE DIRECTION    Kiss You    434    435    -1    1.7
     33     33    KELLY CLARKSON    Catch My Breath    348    333    15    1.562
    Christian AC:
     15     11    COLTON DIXON    You Are    685    651    34    2.929
     56     49    OWL CITY & CARLY RAE JEPSEN    Good Time    47    35    12    0.142
    Spanish Contemporary:
     44     42    OLLY MURS    Troublemaker f/Flo Rida    124    100    24    2.859

  • springboard2

    Mediabase – Monday update:
     
    AAA:
    12  8  PHILLIP PHILLIPS  Gone, Gone, Gone  351  295  56  1.45
    -1  Spins
    -10  Bullet
    +0.045  AI
    28  36  VICCI MARTINEZ  Come Along f/CeeLo Green  101  148  -47  0.356
    -6  Spins
    -3  Bullet
    -0.012  AI
    AC:
    1  1  PHILLIP PHILLIPS  Home  2091  2129  -38  16.297
    -9  Spins
    -32  Bullet
    -0.075  AI
    4  3  KELLY CLARKSON  Catch My Breath  1581  1461  120  12.25
    +29  Spins
    +83  Bullet
    +0.041  AI
    12  12  OWL CITY & CARLY RAE JEPSEN  Good Time  610  602  8  3.116
    -30  Spins
    -4  Bullet
    -0.103  AI
    39  41  CASSADEE POPE  Over You  24  24  0  0
    0  Spins
    0  Bullet
    0  AI
    Alt:
    38  36  PHILLIP PHILLIPS  Home  210  183  27  0.743
    +5  Spins
    +2  Bullet
    +0.018  AI
    Country:
    3  4  CARRIE UNDERWOOD  Two Black Cadillacs  6328  6124  204  49.908
    +65  Spins
    -20  Bullet
    +0.609  AI
    28  28  KELLY CLARKSON  Don’t Rush f/Vince Gill  1567  1503  64  11.342
    +9  Spins
    -62  Bullet
    +0.352  AI
    HAC:
    5  5  KELLY CLARKSON  Catch My Breath  4177  4194  -17  32.437
    -19  Spins
    -11  Bullet
    -0.108  AI
    22  20  PHILLIP PHILLIPS  Gone, Gone, Gone  1335  1000  335  7.403
    +42  Spins
    +2  Bullet
    +0.444  AI
    21  23  VICCI MARTINEZ  Come Along f/CeeLo Green  1094  1030  64  4.547
    +5  Spins
    +1  Bullet
    -0.047  AI
    34  31  OLLY MURS  Troublemaker f/Flo Rida  559  416  143  1.847
    +5  Spins
    -15  Bullet
    +0.061  AI
    53  50  ONE DIRECTION  Kiss You  120  83  37  0.408
    +1  Spins
    -1  Bullet
    +0.01  AI
    POP:
    13  14  KELLY CLARKSON  Catch My Breath  6638  6818  -180  43.705
    -146  Spins
    -148  Bullet
    -0.557  AI
    18  17  OLLY MURS  Troublemaker f/Flo Rida  4983  4800  183  33.244
    -26  Spins
    -10  Bullet
    -0.048  AI
    20  19  ONE DIRECTION  Kiss You  4467  4430  37  21.984
    -61  Spins
    -158  Bullet
    -0.171  AI
    34  34  CHER LLOYD  With Ur Love f/Juicy J  1564  1409  155  8.458
    +8  Spins
    -17  Bullet
    +0.131  AI
    49  47  CARLY RAE JEPSEN  Tonight I’m Getting Over You  590  425  165  1.867
    +26  Spins
    +2  Bullet
    +0.205  AI
    47  49  STEFANO  Yes To Love  472  455  17  0.867
    -10  Spins
    -23  Bullet
    -0.004  AI
    Urban AC:
    11  11  FANTASIA  Lose To Win  842  805  37  6.407
    +1  Spins
    +6  Bullet
    +0.035  AI
    Canada-AlternativeRock:
    39  43  PHILLIP PHILLIPS  Home  52  52  0  0.158
    +4  Spins
    +7  Bullet
    +0.013  AI
    Canada-Country:
    5  4  CARRIE UNDERWOOD  Two Black Cadillacs  812  793  19  2.524
    -5  Spins
    -5  Bullet
    -0.02  AI
    Canada-Hot AC:
    11  15  KELLY CLARKSON  Catch My Breath  669  740  -71  1.864
    -3  Spins
    +8  Bullet
    -0.019  AI
    14  17  PHILLIP PHILLIPS  Home  651  715  -64  2.439
    -14  Spins
    0  Bullet
    -0.058  AI
    20  20  OLLY MURS  Troublemaker f/Flo Rida  582  560  22  2.486
    -2  Spins
    -7  Bullet
    0  AI
    36  37  ONE DIRECTION  Kiss You  244  237  7  0.947
    -4  Spins
    -8  Bullet
    -0.058  AI
    Canada-Main AC:
    1  1  PHILLIP PHILLIPS  Home  382  400  -18  3.113
    -6  Spins
    -7  Bullet
    -0.169  AI
    6  7  KELLY CLARKSON  Catch My Breath  291  286  5  1.864
    -2  Spins
    -8  Bullet
    -0.002  AI
    Canada-Top 40:
    13  13  OLLY MURS  Troublemaker f/Flo Rida  914  914  0  4.239
    -7  Spins
    -13  Bullet
    -0.024  AI
    26  29  ONE DIRECTION  Kiss You  434  435  -1  1.7
    -4  Spins
    -1  Bullet
    -0.019  AI
    33  33  KELLY CLARKSON  Catch My Breath  348  333  15  1.562
    +8  Spins
    +18  Bullet
    +0.046  AI
    Christian AC:
    15  11  COLTON DIXON  You Are  685  651  34  2.929
    -3  Spins
    -1  Bullet
    +0.043  AI
    56  49  OWL CITY & CARLY RAE JEPSEN  Good Time  47  35  12  0.142
    +5  Spins
    +13  Bullet
    +0.011  AI
    Spanish Contemporary:
    44  42  OLLY MURS  Troublemaker f/Flo Rida  124  100  24  2.859
    +7  Spins
    +5  Bullet
    +0.165  AI
     

  • springboard2

    3/11/2013 – Itunes Top 1500 Singles and Albums (from LivePopBars)
     
    Singles
    20. Olly Murs – Troublemaker (feat. Flo Rida)
    30. Kelly Clarkson – Catch My Breath
    45. Phillip Phillips – Home
    52. Carrie Underwood – Two Black Cadillacs
    56. One Direction – Kiss You
    63. One Direction – One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)
    85. Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
    88. Carrie Underwood – Blown Away
    94. Phillip Phillips – Gone, Gone, Gone
    117. One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
    130. Kelly Clarkson – Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)
    144. Cher Lloyd – With Ur Love
    156. Christina Aguilera – Just a Fool (with Blake Shelton)
    176. Kelly Clarkson – Don’t Rush (feat. Vince Gill)
    190. Cher Lloyd – Want U Back
    201. One Direction – Little Things
    207. Carrie Underwood – Good Girl
    237. Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen – Good Time
    248. One Direction – Live While We’re Young
    258. Vicci Martinez & Cee Lo Green – Come Along
    263. Cher Lloyd – Oath (feat. Becky G)
    308. One Direction – One Thing
    309. Christina Aguilera & Blake Shelton – Just a Fool
    341. One Direction – Kiss You
    360. One Direction – Rock Me
    390. Colton Dixon – Never Gone
    391. Colton Dixon – You Are
    406. Carrie Underwood – Before He Cheats
    428. Casey James – Crying On a Suitcase
    467. One Direction – She’s Not Afraid
    560. One Direction – Nobody Compares
    573. One Direction – Heart Attack
    607. One Direction – They Don’t Know About Us
    612. Cher Lloyd – Swagger Jagger
    651. Carly Rae Jepsen – Tonight I’m Getting Over You
    665. Kelly Clarkson – Dark Side
    666. Kelly Clarkson – Since U Been Gone
    667. Carrie Underwood – Jesus, Take the Wheel
    678. Mandisa & tobyMac – Good Morning (feat. TobyMac)
    679. Carrie Underwood – Cowboy Casanova
    710. Christina Aguilera – Your Body
    747. One Direction – Still the One
    863. Carly Rae Jepsen – This Kiss
    894. Kelly Clarkson – Mr. Know It All
    946. Fantasia – Lose To Win
    956. Carly Rae Jepsen – Sweetie
    968. Christina Aguilera – Beautiful
    1000. One Direction – Up All Night
    1014. One Direction – Loved You First
    1044. Carrie Underwood – Undo It
    1048. Christina Aguilera – Fighter
    1070. One Direction – Moments
    1073. One Direction – Little Things
    1078. Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
    1079. Carrie Underwood – All-American Girl
    1086. Olly Murs – Heart Skips a Beat (feat. Chiddy Bang)
    1138. One Direction – I Would
    1237. Carrie Underwood – How Great Thou Art
    1262. Kelly Clarkson – Breakaway
    1275. Kelly Clarkson – Because of You
    1307. Carrie Underwood – Temporary Home
    1369. Carly Rae Jepsen & Owl City – Good Time
    1405. Emblem3 – Sunset Blvd

     
    Albums
    48. Phillip Phillips – The World from the Side of the Moon (Deluxe)
    53. One Direction – Take Me Home (Yearbook Edition)
    59. Colton Dixon – A Messenger
    64. Carrie Underwood – Blown Away
    73. One Direction – Take Me Home
    83. Kelly Clarkson – Greatest Hits – Chapter One
    86. One Direction – Up All Night (Deluxe Version)
    151. Marcus Canty – This…Is Marcus Canty
    178. Cher Lloyd – Sticks & Stones
    223. Phillip Phillips – The World from the Side of the Moon
    297. Kelly Clarkson – Stronger (Deluxe Version)
    313. One Direction – Up All Night
    359. Scotty McCreery – Clear As Day
    361. Christina Aguilera – Lotus (Deluxe Version)
    521. Pentatonix – PTX, Vol. 1
    614. Olly Murs – Right Place Right Time (Deluxe Version)
    638. Chris Mann – Roads
    736. Carly Rae Jepsen – Kiss (Deluxe Version)
    775. Mandisa – What If We Were Real
    854. Carrie Underwood – Some Hearts
    871. Cassadee Pope – The Complete Season 3 Collection (The Voice Performance)
    910. Daughtry – Daughtry
    1019. Vicci Martinez – Vicci
    1031. Carrie Underwood – Carnival Ride
    1226. Carrie Underwood – Play On
    1236. Kelly Clarkson – Breakaway
    1311. Carly Rae Jepsen – Kiss
    1463. Daughtry – Break the Spell (Deluxe Version)
     

  • http://twitter.com/facenfield David Facenfield

    on UK iTunes Blake Lewis is now 33

  • HermeticallySealed

    Here’s hoping he has the same luck here in the US once the song gets some exposure.  I don’t think that IE commercial is even airing anywhere but online atm.

    On US Itunes
    277. Blake Lewis – Your Touch

  • springboard2

    Thank you,  David Facenfield and HermeticallySealed, I have updated the chart.

  • Chrissie H

    359. Scotty McCreery – Clear As Day

    You go Scotty. This ancient album is doing SO well. But for goodness sake – can we get some single release soon? – something- anything- whatever! Sorry- not the patient type.  I´m about to go nuts waiting.

  • dd999

    Scotty’s ‘Weekend Tour’ has had amazing reviews, lots of commenters say its the ‘best concert they’ve been to). Looking at I-tunes his album ‘Clear As Day’ has moved way up again on the charts. His opening song on tour called ‘Rock This Night’ is an awesome song and a great song to open with. Way to go, Scotty!

  • Chrissie H

    Precicely. His tour is going SO well. Tons of great reviews on each concert he´s done and the new songs have gotten such a great reception of the audience and gets the same great reception here in my coner of the world. So why on earth do they wait any longer to release a single. sigh- sigh- sigh 

  • windmills

    Clear As Day’s rise on the Itunes album chart is likely because it’s been sale priced to $7.99. Good timing to coincide with some of his tour dates though and better to see an album rise up the charts because of sale pricing than not.

  • girlygirltoo

    Congrats to Phillip for officially going Top 10 on AAA and Top 20 on HAC. That was fast!

  • Chrissie H

    “better to see an album rise up the charts because of sale pricing than not ”

    No doubt price reduction will always stimulate sales. But I see no reason to believe that his sales are “because of sale pricing ” because we have seen CAD climb up the charts every single time Scotty has performed regardless of price. That pattern has been since CAD´s release in 2011 and his concerts were not always combined with reduced pricing. 

  • girlygirltoo

    An album in the high 300s on the iTunes chart isn’t selling a bunch of copies, though. CAD has been on sale multiple times since it was originally released, and everytime it went on sale, it moved up the iTunes chart. I would agree that his concerts and other appearances help boost sales, but still think that the fact that it is on sale is probably more of a factor.

    It’s a credit to Scotty that his album is still selling steadily almost 18 months after it was released. It would appear to be a good sign for when he finally does release new music.

  • girlygirltoo

    Tate Stevens has 9 adds (8 US, 1 Canada) so far today for his single “Power of a Love Song”. Is today its official adds date? If so, what # of adds would be a good week for it?

  • windmills

    Chrissie H: No doubt price reduction will always stimulate sales. But I see no reason to believe that his sales are “because of sale pricing ” because we have seen CAD climb up the charts every single time Scotty has performed regardless of price. That pattern has been since CAD´s release in 2011 and his concerts were not always combined with reduced pricing.

    The reason to believe Scotty’s Itunes increase is likely due to sales pricing is that sale priced albums pretty much always rise up Itunes due to sale pricing. Like Florida-Georgia Line’s album, which has shot up into the Itunes t10 (going as high as #2 at a point last week) due to the markdown to $7.99.

    Nobody said Scotty’s concerts were irrelevant but realistically, based on the patterns we’ve seen for the many, many other acts who’ve seen sale pricing at Itunes, the primary driver for Scotty’s increase at Itunes is the sale price.

  • girlygirltoo

    Kirsten,

    Anoop tweeted this the other day. Maybe it should be added to the post for songs with upcoming adds dates?

    anoopdoggdesai
    #March 19th is the impact date for “Love War” at Top 40 radio! Mark it down and let your station know they should add the song in 2 wks!

  • http://twitter.com/facenfield David Facenfield

    given Blake Lewis is charting here on iTunes in UK, I decided to take a look at other countries in Europe and those were they speak English as main/2nd language… colour me bored… just to see what I could find…

    As you would expect lots of repetition across all countries… Taylor, RiRi, Macklemore, JT, Bruno, Pink, Harlem Shake etc… all riding high with multiple songs in most cases…

    From AI I could find Blake Lewis at 54 on iTunes Germany… guess that MS IE ad is not just for UK and US…

    P2′s Home was charting in South Africa at 34, NZ 39, Singapore 66, Philippines 144 and Brazil at 161…

    various Kelly C songs were also in the lower reaches of multiple countries… as expected 1D were everywhere with upwards of 4 or 5 songs in most nations iTunes top 200…

    but more interestingly (for me at least) in terms of UK XF…  not only was Olly Murs top 40 most everywhere… but James Arthur’s recent winner’s song Impossible was top 3 in NZ and Australia and also top 50-20 in several European countries (Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Sweden)… not aware that winners singles are normally released globally?

  • Chrissie H

    I don´t doubt that price is primary driver in most cases.  I just don´t see that recuction of price is THE main or only reason or at least not always. I don´t follow anybody else and can´t tell but in CAD´s case I´ve checked and seen many times that the album was climbing up the charts on Itunes and / or amazon after concerts even when not recuced at all.

  • Chrissie H

    “An album in the high 300s on the iTunes chart isn’t selling a bunch of copies, though. ”

    Very true. 300 is not selling many copies really. It just looks better than to see the album sitting at # 1200 or to have vanished off the chart. lol.  He has sold about 1000 a week since he started his tour and we know most of them are not sell from itunes but sold at concert merch table. Liking the “good sign”

  • windmills

    girlygirltoo: Tate Stevens has 9 adds (8 US, 1 Canada) so far today for his single “Power of a Love Song”. I see today is the official adds date. Country music people — what # of adds would be a good week for it?

    He’ll probably wind up with 10-15 which will put him in the same range as CaseyJ’s Let’s Don’t Call It A Night’s 1st week. LDCIAN went on to peak at #20 Mediabase/#21 Billboard but, 10-15 1st week adds definitely don’t guarantee that long a chart run. 

    It’s a really crowded week as far as high profile new songs/songs going for adds so from that point of view it would be difficult for Tate to get many new adds. We’ll have to see if RCA Nashville can keep getting a steady pace of adds for him in the coming weeks. With lots of new songs coming down the pike it will be tough. He has started visiting some radio stations so that’s a positive. 

    Chrissie H: I don´t doubt that price is primary driver in most cases.  I just don´t see that recuction of price is THE main or only reason or at least not always. I don´t follow anybody else and can´t tell but in CAD´s case I´ve checked and seen many times that the album was climbing up the charts on Itunes and / or amazon after concerts even when not recuced at all.

    Here are Clear As Day’s rankings on the Itunes album charts after recent Weekend Roadtrip dates:

    (Concerts 2/21, 2/22, 2/23)
    Clear As Day’s Itunes album ranking on Monday 2/25: #1189 (thanks springboard2)

    (Concerts 3/8, 3/9) – Clear As Day sale priced at Itunes to $7.99
    Clear As Day’s Itunes album ranking on Monday 3/11: #359

    Since nobody (including me) picked up the slack in reporting the Itunes all genre chart figures while springboard2 was away, I couldn’t find data from the 1st set of Weekend Roadtrip dates. But,  the available data speaks for itself as far as what the likely driver of CAD’s current Itunes increase was.

  • girlygirltoo

    Also, in general, the merch booth/table at a concert isn’t going to have a ton of cds available for sale, because it’s a pain in the butt to haul around thousands of cds when you are touring over the country (which is why a lot of artists sell download cards instead of physical cds). The size of the venue(s) comes into play when deciding how many cds to stock at the merch table/booth, as does the idea of whether the artist is the headliner or an opening act. I don’t know what size venues Scotty is playing right now, but I would guess his headlining shows are generally not at big places (my guess would be, in general, at venues with capacities of no more than 1500, though I could be way off on this). If they are stocking more than, say, 200-300 cds at the merch booth at any one show, I’d be surprised (if they run out at any show, chances are they have more cds in the bus (or whatever they travel in to the shows) that someone could then go get :)  )

  • Chrissie H

    My focus was on the whole periode since the release when I saw sales inspite of high prize – not always- just in between. I can see from your data – price theory seems to fit the last periode fine. Peace

  • jpfan2

    This is not about Scotty per se but don’t most people who got to someone’s show already own their album. Not everyone of course but most folk. I can see making money selling T shirts etc. and some music.. Unless it’s a concert with. lots of acts then I see selling lots of albums to new fans.

  • irockhard

    Depends whether the artist is the headliner or not. If yes then yes most of the concert goers will already own the album but the opening act still brings in potential new fans.

  • http://twitter.com/CanadianLady2 CanadianLady

    I’ve noticed that it’s around 1485 or so normally, and then usually goes up to the thousands or 900s after a couple of concerts, so you’re both right. Touring helps, but touring plus having it on sale really helps!

  • http://twitter.com/CanadianLady2 CanadianLady

    I think some of Scotty’s venues are definitely larger than 1500. I think there’s a range. And they had a really big truck plus 3 big buses in Niagara Falls. I have a picture. :)

  • Chrissie H

    Yes I´d think the majoity would. But then I know from my own life we´re not only going to our favs. We often follow friends to concerts by their choice and if we like the artist / music, we buy the music afterwards.  In Scotty´s case fx  we see every time many tweets from “new” fans who came out of curiosity or came along with friends and ended up buying CD at the merch

  • windmills

    CaseyJ’s ‘The Good Life’ has been officially sent to country radio as of this afternoon, and it goes for adds 4/1 as Columbia Nashville had advertised weeks ago. 

  • SaSa8

    Of course the sale price for CAD is a factor of increased sales but I’m sure the  headlining tour continues to boost sales also.  As long as Scotty continues to sell I am a happy fan.  Now – just waiting for the new single! 

  • standtotheright

    I just noticed that Lose to Win is the #2 track on Amazon’s “what we’re listening to now” editors’ mp3 downloads list (right behind Suit and Tie). Not price reduced, but that might spur some extra downloads.

  • http://twitter.com/LexieONeill Lexie O’Neill

    Just for the fun of it:)  We’re keeping track of venue sizes as well as dates for Scotty’s shows this year over at IDF…

    He only has 3 smaller than 1500, three in the 1500s, five up to 2K, five to 3K, three to 4K, three to 5K, and then there are the festivals…I was just curious since that came up.:)

  • girlygirltoo

    That’s interesting. I wouldn’t have thought he is established enough yet to be playing so many venues that are over 2K. Any information on how the shows have been selling?

  • jpfan2

    So far 14 adds for Tate. I don’t see any big markets but I don’t know if that matters like it does in Pop. Seems like a decent first day so far.

  • http://twitter.com/CanadianLady2 CanadianLady

    The one I was at one standing only and it was packed. I’m guessing 1500 up to 1700 which was their max.

  • LVD

    They have remixed The Good Life. I quite like the new remix, but it is a bit of a shame that the intro bass line isn’t there anymore. 

  • http://twitter.com/LexieONeill Lexie O’Neill

    We only know the sellouts for certain, or when we get inside information…

    1400 Sold Out; 1500 Sold Out; 1700 Close; 1883 Sold Out; 2100 Sold Out; 2250 Unknown, but reported to be packed; 2400 Unknown, but close; 4400 Opry Sold out (but Scotty not only artist); 9000 at last weekend’s Strawberry Festival (Scotty headliner his night)…

    Others are further out…

  • LongKissGoodnight

    Gone, Gone, Gone got 12 adds from HAC this week (2d most added after Pink who had 14 adds)
    + 1 AAA add.

  • Caro3278sweet

    He’ll probably wind up with 10-15 which will put him in the same range as CaseyJ’s Let’s Don’t Call It A Night’s 1st week. LDCIAN went on to peak at #20 Mediabase/#21 Billboard but, 10-15 1st week adds definitely don’t guarantee that long a chart run.

    Well, I wish Tate the best. 10-15 isn’t bad and if CaseyJ managed to take that start and go 9 months/t20, then why not Tate? Stranger things have happened.

  • Caro3278sweet

    They have remixed The Good Life. I quite like the new remix, but it is a bit of a shame that the intro bass line isn’t there anymore.

    Do tell. Hm. Where can I hear this?

    And darn. The intro bass was one of the best things about the song. 

    Sigh. Radio.

  • Caro3278sweet

    Little Big Town’s Tornado was also looking like it may have been screwed over by the Big Machine push for Taylor 

    That pisses me off. I LOVE that song. I like it even better than Pontoon.

  • LVD

    You can listen to it here:

    http://www.allaccess.com/country/future-releases

    It is just a few small changes.

  • girlygirltoo

    Gone Gone Gone has 15 monitored radio adds so far for this week

    Tate Stevens’ single, Power Of A Love Song got 14 adds (13 US, 1 Canada; I’m assuming it won’t get any tomorrow)

  • Lobilobi

    this is good
    go Phillip !

  • http://www.facebook.com/mary.hayden.7 Mary Hayden

    You and me both -

  • HermeticallySealed

    Way to go, Blake. (assuming it’s accurate)

    @BlakeLewis’s #YourTouch is also #16 for iTunes UK top songs! Go Blake Go!! http://fb.me/DBXsPAbR

  • Karen C

    Fantastic for Phillip and GGG. Hoe it does really well, and that they give him more singles too. I think Interscope is doing a really good job in establishing him.

  • babylockthemdoors

    Arista has finally sent a ‘power up’ ad for “Two Black Cadillacs.” I hope it gets to sneak a number one in either Mediabase and Billboard Airplay against Blake’s song. I don’t mind Carrie’s streak being broken. All streaks have to come to an end at the some point and this will not really affect Carrie’s stature in the country format. However, I believe that “Two Black Cadillacs” is an incredible song that just deserves to go to #1. “Mama’s Song” was a sweet but underwhelming tune. The fact that it went all the way to #2 peak was actually a bit baffling for me. It just showed what kind of superstar Carrie is in country radio.

    By the way, how come there is only a 1/2 page ad for TBC ‘power up’? Brad’s SCZ push had a one page if I remember correctly. I actually wonder how come Sony Nashville in general is less savvy with sending ads in Billboard and Mediabase weekly editions, unlike let’s say Warner and of course Big Machine. Is Sony Nashville running out of advertizing funds to match the aggressive moves of Big Machine and Warner?

  • LongKissGoodnight

    From Chart Highlights (offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday):

    Adult Contemporary
    *** No. 1 (8 weeks)*** “Home” Phillip Phillips

    Rock Airplay
    Debut No. 49 “Gone, Gone, Gone” Phillip Phillips

    The reigning “American Idol” champion debuts his second single, “Gone, Gone, Gone,” at No. 49 on Rock Airplay. His debut track, “Home,” meanwhile, leads Adult Contemporary for an eighth week (see above).

    Also…
    Pop Songs
    *** No. 1 (1 week)*** “Thrift Shop” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz

    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis become just the sixth rap act (billed as a lead) to rule Pop Songs with a first entry, as “Thrift Shop,” featuring Wanz, rises 3-1.

    Very happy for this guys, their follow up smash “Can’t Hold Us” is already breathing fire and getting nice updates from radio (as it should). Hopefully after two-three smashed the radio market night just might be ready for “Same Love”. Although I am not shore, as great as the song is it’s such a hard sell for radio where un-unobjectionable is one of the major virtues.

    Adult Pop Songs
    *** No. 1 (1 week)*** “Daylight” Maroon 5

    “Daylight” is probably my least favorite Maroon 5′s single (I am a fan of this band) however it did become an airplay smash, and according to Mediabase is currently sitting at #3 overall airplay with 150K worth of AI, it is already #1 on HAC and (unless it becomes another miracle of longevity) is likely to peak #3-2 on POP.

    For a single of this magnitude it’s sales are rather soft – 1.167m as of last week. It will comfortable pass 1,5m and eventually 2m, but that’s likely will be it.
    Mellow sales wise and forgettable sonically as it was I would not call “Daylight” an underperformer, it had done a very respectable job of promoting the album that had sailed past 1 million mark without a hitch and shows no signs of dwindling momentum.

    The front runners for the spot of next single seem to be “Lucky Strike” and “Love Somebody”, both songs have strong hooks and with Maroon’s ongoing popularity should have no trouble smashing. Though few month ago there already have been reports that “Love Somebody” is next in line I still hold a little bit of hope that they will decide to switch it up tempo-wise and go with my personal favorite – “Lucky Strike”.

    BTW “Payphone” had toped the 5 million mark in digital sales last week.
    “Moves Like Jagger” is up to 5,975,000, and “One More Night” will be 4x Platinum in 2 weeks.