BuzzAngle Music reports Record Store Day results

April 22nd
In the first-ever release of daily data for Record Store Day, BuzzAngle Music’s data shows:  
  • A 646% growth in sales at independent record stores on Record Store Day (Saturday, April 19) in comparison to the previous Saturday (April 12)
  • A 1,855% increase in vinyl sales for the industry as a whole (a 1,062% growth in overall sales mix for vinyl) on Record Store Day in comparison to the previous Saturday
  • A 2,042% increase in vinyl sales at independent stores (a 187% growth in overall sales mix for vinyl, with over 74% of all titles sold being vinyl releases) on Record Store Day in comparison to the previous Saturday
  • Tame Impala’s live album and the Nirvana single top the BuzzAngle Music Charts of Record Store Day Releases; all top 25 albums and singles listed below.

The full release can be downloaded here.  Or can be read in its entirety below.

Top 25 Albums sold on Record Store Day at independent record stores

tracked by BuzzAngle Music (all RSD Exclusive Vinyl Releases):

   
Rank
Title  Artist
1 Live Tame Impala
2 Live at Hampton Coliseum The Grateful Dead
3 An Ideal For Living (1978) Joy Division
4 7 Skies H3 The Flaming Lips
5 Meltdown With The Ramones The Ramones
6 Loaded The Velvet Underground
7 Live 2012 Death Cab For Cutie
8 The 1969 Singles Creedence Clearwater Revival
9 Live With Joe Strummer The Pogues
10 Because the Internet Childish Gambino
11 Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik The OutKast
12 The Wizard of Oz: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Various
13 Life After Death The Notorious B.I.G.
14 Demolicious Green Day
15 Live at Eddie’s Attic The Civil Wars
16 Ultimate Alternative Wavers Built to Spill
17 Indie Cindy Pixies
18 Recover EP Chvrches
19 Sun Records Curated by Record Store Day (Volume 1) The Various Artists
20 Clear Lake Forest The Black Angels
21 Odessey and Oracle The Zombies
22 Live At Monterey The Jimi Hendrix Experience
23 With His Hot and Blue Guitar Johnny Cash
24 Weird Scenes Inside The Goldmine The Doors
25 Girls Talk Garbage

 

Top 25 Singles sold on Record Store Day at independent record stores

tracked by BuzzAngle Music (all RSD Exclusive Vinyl Releases):

   
Rank
Title  Artist
1 Pennyroyal Tea / I Hate Myself and Want To Die Nirvana
2 Side By Side Series: Just Like Heaven The Cure/Dinosaur Jr.
3 Side By Side Series: Gates Of Steel Live Devo/The Flaming Lips
4 American Beauty Bruce Springsteen
5 1984 Picture Disc David Bowie
6 Side By Side Series: 7 and 7 is Mystery Artists – Rush / Love
7 Ghostbusters Ray Parker, Jr.
8 Don’t Eat The Yellow Snow / Down In De Dew Frank Zappa
9 Learn To Obey Off!
10 Million Dollar Bill / Easy/Lucky/Free Conor Oberst/Dawes
11 Dragonfly / The Purple Dancer Fleetwood Mac
12 Side By Side Series: The Badge Poison Idea/Pantera
13 Forever Haim
14 You’ve Got Time Regina Spektor
15 I’m Less Here Mazzy Star
16 Hundreds of Ways / Fast Friends Conor Oberst
17 The Lake Nokomis Maxi Single Atmosphere
18 Holding On for Life Broken Bells
19 Take It Or Leave It b/w Jesse James Cage The Elephant
20 Say Goodbye To Hollywood b/w Baby Please Don’t Go Ronnie Spector & The E Street Band
21 Wait for Me b/w Don’t Matter (Live) Kings Of Leon
22 Illumination Theory Dream Theater
23 Supernova b.w. Pick Up a Gun Ray LaMontagne
24 Run, John Barleycorn, Run / Ether Madness Clutch & Lionize
25 Live From Criminal Records Frightened Rabbit
   

Border City Media Introduces BuzzAngle Music,

a New Music Analytics Service,

Tracks Record Store Day Sales Growth

Data From Record Store Day Finds 646% Growth In Sales

At Independent Record Stores From Previous Week

Tame Impala’s Live album and the Nirvana single Top the BuzzAngle Music

Charts of Record Store Day Releases

NEW YORK, New York— April 22, 2014 —Border City Media has introduced BuzzAngle Music,

a comprehensive new service that provides deep analytics of music consumption as it relates to

the music industry through web and mobile access. To showcase the technology’s capabilities,

BuzzAngle Music was introduced to music retail in time to track last Saturday’s Record Store

Day sales.

With full support from the Independent Music Store Coalitions (CIMS, DRS, AIMS) and the

Music Business Association, BuzzAngle Music’s work with Record Store Day (for which it is an

official sponsor) has provided greater visibility and advanced tools for physical and digital music

retail analysis for independent record stores and their unique mix of inventory and sales, giving

a voice to stores and data that have never been counted.

In the first-ever release of daily data for Record Store Day, BuzzAngle Music’s data shows:

  • A 646% growth in sales at independent record stores on Record Store Day (Saturday, April 19) in comparison to the previous Saturday (April 12)
  • A 1,855% increase in vinyl sales for the industry as a whole (a 1,062% growth in overall sales mix for vinyl) on Record Store Day in comparison to the previous Saturday
  • A 2,042% increase in vinyl sales at independent stores (a 187% growth in overall sales mix for vinyl, with over
  • 74% of all titles sold being vinyl releases) on Record Store Day in comparison to the previous Saturday
 

Tame Impala’s live album and the Nirvana single top the BuzzAngle Music Charts of

Record Store Day Releases; all top 25 albums and singles listed below.

This data was gathered through the proprietary software of StreetPulse, which has been

collecting daily sales information from Independent music stores for more than a decade. The

program also trialed Border City Media’s use of hand-held scanners, counting sales from a

dozen independent stores that had never reported before to any data pools.

“The goal of Border City Media and BuzzAngle Music is to bring complete accuracy to tracking

of music sales, and Record Store Day was the perfect opportunity to show the capabilities of our

analytics,” said Jim Lidestri, Founder and CEO of Border City Media. “Data that can only show

week-over-week activity and use estimates and extrapolations to size sales are not acceptable

in the current marketplace. It makes it particularly difficult to measure the true impact of Record

Store Day, particular in a year when Easter falls in the same week. With BuzzAngle Music’s

daily data, Border City Media can pinpoint exactly what happened and when it happened at the

independent record stores, revealing the true impact of this U.S. music retail event on the day it

occurred.”

“The resurgence of vinyl has brought along a great thing; the resurgence of the indie record

shop, and along with that I believe comes the responsibility to really be a part of the music

industry,” said Justin Johnson, owner of Darkside Records & Gallery, an independent record

store in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. “To be taken seriously as a whole sector, there needs to be hard

data to back up the good work we’re doing. The new reporting system from BuzzAngle Music is

by far the most indie-friendly reporting system out there. No weird complicated spreadsheets to

take away from your time, no antiquated password protected file transfer systems- just a simple

scan. It brings the importance to the forefront for everyone at the store, and that can only mean

better things for the industry as a whole.”

BuzzAngle Music –

www.buzzanglemusic.com, the first of a constellation of Border City Media

services that will also include BuzzAngle Movies and BuzzAngle Books, provides web and

mobile access that give a comprehensive view of music consumption through a series of reports

and dashboards, which include analytics on the sales, streaming and airplay activity of albums,

songs and artists. This can be further stratified by a multitude of filters, including a specific

day/timeframe or a specific geography. Distributor and Label Dashboards will show market

share by an individual or a combination of elements (sales, streaming, airplay, etc.) further

filtered by timeframe, genre and geography.

Border City Media was founded by Jim Lidestri, previously President and Chief Executive

Officer of Interliant, Inc., one of the industry’s first application service providers. Interliant

provided business applications on an Internet platform, with Jim leading the company from its

early stages to over $100M in annual revenues, an $80 million IPO, and a $175 million

convertible debt offering.