Music Sales

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2014

    Bob Marley: The Story of Selling Reggae's Biggest Star to "the White World"

    By Chris Kornelis At the time of his death, in May 1981, Bob Marley was 36 years old, reggae's biggest star, and the father of at least 11 children. He was not, however, a big seller. For Dave Robinson, this presented an opportunity. Two years after Marley's passing, Chris Blackwell, the founder ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    Miami Tops Amazon's Cities for Music Sales

    Oh, how times have changed. Miami used to drop mad loot on blow, an estimated $11 billion each year at the height of Magic City's cocaine days, according to some economists. "In 1979, there was a $7 billion [cash] surplus from the Miami banks," former IRS special agent Michael McDonald said in a ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011
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    February 18, 2010
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    April 9, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 19, 2008

    More Love For Flo Rida

    Well, now that Flo Rida's album is officially out, it'll be interesting to see how the album sells. His hit song, "Low" has been the number one song in the country for a long time, and despite the fact that we're paying attention to him because he's local, the entire music industry is looking at him ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2007

    Lupe Works His Way Toward Hip-Hop Redemption

    So, my money says that the whole Fiascogate won't help Lupe Fiasco sell records when his new album, The Cool, drops later this year. The MC was never really relevant to hip-hop's thug elite, and he's pretty much pissed off the backpacker crowd by dissing A Tribe Called Quest last month as well. That ... More >>

  • Music

    March 15, 2007

    For the Record

    WMC samples the vitality of vinyl

  • Music

    November 18, 2004