Billboard – 03/19/11

There are approximately 24, 376 Billboard Charts (give or take). The following is an Idol summary of a few of these charts. If I happen to miss your favourite “Hot 100 Songs to Get Booted Home With” chart, feel free to post a summary of that chart in the comments section.

Chris Median makes it onto the Hot 100 chart while Jlo/Pittbul and Kelly/Jason reach a new peak on both that chart. Jason and Kelly also reach a new peak on the Hot 100 Airplay chart. Carrie takes a brief break from the BB200. The Grand Magnolias, S10 contestant Paul’s band, makes it onto the Heatseakers chart.

I also thought this might be an interesting article for the number crunchers who don’t mind a few facts. It discusses how much it costs to produce and market an album, the proceeds from each unit moved and the break even points. Gwyneth $900K Deal (Billboard)

Cost of Producing a Superstar Country Album: $300K
Gwyneth Advance: $600K (recoupable)
Marketing and Promotion Expenses: $2M (three or four singles — which require videos and radio promotion — in addition to packaging (photo shoots, graphic design, etc.), new media, consumer advertising, TV advertising and the cost of doing television appearances)
Total Cost: $2.9M

Gross Margin Per CD: $4
Gross Margin/$1.29 Track: $0.60
Gross Margin/$0.99 Track: $0.40
Assume that Gwyneth sells two tracks for every album (and half the tracks are each price), album break even point: 465K albums and 930K Tracks.

This is the daily numbers’ thread. Don’t you forget about posting.

117 Crystal Bowersox “Farmer’s Daughter” (lw 118; peak: 28; wo 12) wo=weeks on
161 Fantasia “Back To Me” (lw 152; peak 2 ; wo 28)

Hot 100
5 Jennifer Lopez Featuring Pitbull “On The Floor” (lw 9; peak 5; wo 2)
34 Jason Aldean With Kelly Clarkson “Don’t You Wanna Stay” (lw 34; peak 35; wo 18)
83 Chris Medina “What Are Words” (NEW; peak 83; wo 1)

Hot 100 Airplay
24 Jason Aldean With Kelly Clarkson “Don’t You Wanna Stay” (24; peak 27; wo 9)

Heatseekers Album:
16 The Grand Magnolias “The Grand Magnolias” (NEW; peak 16; wo 1)

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