Today’s thread are brought to you by the numbers 33 50 and 280
Bea Miller’s (X-Factor US) debut numbers are in and she did much better with TEAs/SEAs than HDD predicted. They had her selling 25,504 albums and at 28,044 on the combined chart. According to BB, Bea’s “Not an Apology” ended up with 33K in combined and 24K in straight sales. That placed her at 7th on the BB200. I wonder why HDD was so off on her TEAs/SEAs all week. I suspect the SEAs were the issues since they too get reports from iTunes.
We often hear about how little money the labels pay the artists and that’s why they often end up broke. Methinks some of them might spend too much. 50 Cent is applying for bankruptcy protection because he just can’t pay all his bills. The poor guy only makes $185K per month from his royalties and investments. Somebody start a GoFundMe account for him. He is in jeopardy of not being able to pay $5K per month in gardening charges for his mansion. I’m not saying that the label’s don’t take more than their fair pound of flesh, but I can see whey people still want to be in the biz. People just need to heed what Mr Micawber advised about handling your finances. That and 50 cents will get you a cup of coffee.
“Uptown Funk” has tenuous ties to this blog. It did generate a lot of heat after its live performance on the Voice (I believe that was the first performance) and went on to top the Hot 100 for 14 consecutive weeks. Anyhow, somebody with a great deal of patience took the song and re-did it using 280 clips from the movies and it’s pretty cool.
This is the numbers thread. Bring all the ice cold numbers you can.