Thursday, August 02, 2012

Gordon in the morning: Pop acts sell more than indie acts shocker

Yes, it's an absolute shock. Not that One Direction sell lots more records than less popular bands, but that Gordon Smart thinks it's surprising enough to make a news story:

If you add up the album, DVD and single sales of all the best bands in the country they don’t come close to One D’s sales.

Arctic Monkeys, Mumford & Sons, Kasabian, Maccabees, Vaccines and Noel Gallagher’s combined sales still fall short of the wee rascals’ latest achievement.
I'm not quite sure why Gordon chosen to group that lot together to represent "all the best bands in the country".

I'm picturing Gordon, calculator in hand, adding in the sales from another band that he has listed on his "authentic band" post-it note, waiting for it to tip over the 13 million combined sales claimed by One Direction. Like some sort of numerical, Beatle-haircutted version of Buckaroo.


1 comment:

Robin Carmody said...

It would be far more worrying if those sorts of bands *were* outselling people for whom you can at least understand the perennial market, as they probably were back in 2006 or so.

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