U.S. Album Sales Drop Year-To-Year

Ellis, Michael
January 2002
Billboard;1/12/2002, Vol. 114 Issue 2, p4
Trade Publication
Reports that United States album sales declined in 2001 compared with 2000. Details of sales in 2000 and 2001, according to SoundScan; Comparison between sales of top-selling albums in 2000 and 2001; Details of sales of such albums as 'Hybrid Theory,' by Linkin Park and 'Celebrity,' by 'N Sync.


Related Articles

  • Follow the Money. Leach, Eric; Henslee, Bill // Electronic Musician;Nov2001, Vol. 17 Issue 11, p126 

    Evaluates the source and pursuit of money in a record deal. Cliches about money; Characterization of the ultimate embodiment of money-grubbing evil on record companies; Notions of musical parasitism.

  • Japan's Music Business, In Crisis, Seeks A Turnaround. McClure, Steve // Billboard;9/7/2002, Vol. 114 Issue 36, p53 

    Presents an update on the sound recording industry in Japan as of September 7, 2002. Decline in the sales of prerecorded music in Japan as of the first half of 2002; Comparison between the sales of domestic albums in Japan in the first half of 2001 and 2002; Reasons for the crisis associated...

  • BETWEEN THE BULLETS. Mayfield, Geoff // Billboard;12/23/2000, Vol. 112 Issue 52, p80 

    Presents news briefs related to the music industry as of December 23, 2000. Success of the album '1,' by the Beatles throughout the holiday season; Sales of albums during the Christmas season which are down from 1999; Increase in the sales of artists featured in the Billboard Music Awards; Others.

  • U.K., France, Australia Buck Worldwide Sales Decline. Masson, Gordon; Eliezer, Christie // Billboard;10/13/2001, Vol. 113 Issue 41, p10 

    Reports that sales of sound recordings in Great Britain, France and Australia, unlike other international markets, increased during the first half of 2001. Declines in markets in the United States, Japan and others; Comments from record company executives about the figures, as reported by the...

  • U.K. Music Sales Hit High. MASSON, GORDON // Billboard;08/26/2000, Vol. 112 Issue 35, p64 

    Presents music sales statistics reported by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) for the year ending June 2000. Growth of the British music market during the second quarter of 2000; Impact of increasing compact disc sales on cassette sales; Details of the British market's best-selling music...

  • European Acts Dominate First Half At Home. Legrand, Emmanuel // Billboard;8/25/2001, Vol. 113 Issue 34, p51 

    Reports that, according to repertoire-origin analysis, European acts claimed a clear majority share of the European popular music market share in 2000. Basis for the analysis; Market share of music by British and Irish acts, such as U2 and Dido; Results of an analysis by company, including the...

  • Scandinavia Sees Sales Revival. LOFTHUS, KAI R. // Billboard;05/27/2000, Vol. 112 Issue 22, p66 

    Reports on sales increases in the Scandinavian music market as of May 2000. Statistics of record sales in Sweden, Norway, and Finland from the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI); Factors affecting disappointing sales in Denmark; Fragmented interest in music among...

  • FRENCH SHIPMENTS DOWN. Pichevin, Aymeric // Billboard;11/24/2007, Vol. 119 Issue 47, p22 

    The article reports that France's recorded-music market dropped 20.5% in trade value during January-September 2007 compared with the first nine months of 2006. According to the labels body SNEP, the value of shipments fell to $651 million, which follows a 14% year-on-year shortfall registered...

  • Majors And Money. Garrity, Brian // Billboard;4/27/2002, Vol. 114 Issue 17, p26 

    Focuses on the impact of financial troubles at major record labels on their artist rosters and artist-directed imprint labels. Operations of the labels during a period of recession in the United States; Business failures of such artist-label ventures as Maverick and Grand Royal Records; Use of...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics