The truth about US CD sales, Soundscan and the independent artist.

Although most of us are all too familiar with the plight of the major label CD sales business model, the truth is, CD sales remains a viable source of revenue for performing independent, DIY and unsigned artists.  That trend doesn’t appear to be slowing down iether.

Unfortunately, the majority of these sales go unreported to Soundscan, but we’ve put out a free report to not only shed light on this issue, but to assist independent artists with leveraging ALL their sales:

FREE report on Soundscan and the independent Artist

Enjoy and be sure to post your comments regarding this FREE report.

Top 3 Ways Independent Artists can Report (CD and Digital, including venue / live show) Sales to SoundScan

Billboard Charts

Report sales to Soundscan to get on the Billboard Charts

Get your  FREE report on the Top 3 ways for independent artistst to leverage Soundscan here.

Have you heard that the music industry has been in a constant decline or recession over the last few years?  Technically, that’s not true.

Did you know that although 2008 music industry album sales fell 14% based on Neilsen  SoundScan numbers, the music industry actually saw overall growth for the third consecutive year?  That’s true.  As a Dec. 31, 2008 Reuters article reported:

“Overall music sales, including albums, singles, music video and digital tracks, rose 10.5 percent to 1.5 billion units {in 2008}, after 14 percent growth in 2007 and a 19 percent jump in 2006.”

What’s also true is that more and more Independent artists are contributing to these SoundScan numbers and the best are reaping tremendous benefits:

  • Establishing a Nielsen SoundScan digital and physical CD sales history
  • Inclusion in the Billboard Magazine charts tally which can lead to national recognition
  • Proof of Sales for potential deals (label, distribution, management, legal, sponsorships, endorsement, etc.)

The question we answer in your FREE report is how you, an independent artist,  can report ALL of your sales (including venue / live show sales) to Soundscan as an independent artist.  Pick up a copy HERE.