I AM BABY GROOT
- Sep 19, 2018
- SL Rez
- Joined SLU
- Nov 2003
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Take Drake’s Scorpion, the biggest album in the U.S. market this year. In a clear bid to rack up as many streams possible (and break multiple records in the process), Scorpion is 25 tracks long. Yet, according to numbers I’ve obtained and crunched from Spotify-monitoring site Kworb, some 63 percent of global streams from Scorpion on Spotify since the album’s release in June have come from just three songs: “God’s Plan,” “In My Feelings” and “Nice for What.”
In fact, just six songs on the album (also including “Nonstop,” “Don’t Matter to Me” and “I’m Upset”) have claimed 82 percent of its total streams. The other 19 tracks get just 18 percent of the spoils between them — an average of less than 1 percent each.
The theaters near me have evolved, including bigger seats, dine in service, and more special events. That's how businesses survive.They update the model when everyone predicts they are dying.Money for the music industry is slowly but surely being directed into music streaming services. Hard if not impossible to calculate "album sales" there. Or in fact sales of any kind.
Anyway, the death of something is always being predicted. I'm still waiting for the movie theater's funeral.