Hyperbot.com: Exclusive: BuzzAngle Music Preparing To Pose Serious Challenge To SoundScan’s “Fuzzy Math”

April 29th
A lot of folks in the music industry are somewhat underwhelmed by SoundScan’s approach to reporting sales especially indie shops and small labels who feel their contributions are underreported. You may have heard of BuzzAngle Music already due to recent reports of their Record Store Day sales data. I had the opportunity to talk with Border City Media Founder and…

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Spin: Nirvana Top Record Store Day 2014 Best-Sellers

April 24th
Earlier today we reported that a handful of independent music shops experienced their best sales day ever on Saturday, April 19 — the 2014 installment of Record Store Day. Now we know which of the holiday’s exclusive releases outsold the others, thanks to Nielsen SoundScan and Border City Media’s BuzzAngle Music. The top three albums were: Tame Impala’s Live Versions, Grateful…

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Billboard: Record Store Day Retailers Report Big Spikes, Best-Ever Sales

April 24th
….Meanwhile, even in stores where the day wasn’t the best ever, store owners and merchants said they were blown away by the day’s sales strength. “One of our biggest days in 40 years, top 10 for sure…I’m still shaking my head in disbelief,” Boo Boo Records Mike Smith wrote in an e-mail forwarded to Billboard. “RSD accounted for 45% of…

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HypeBot.com: Record Store Day 2014’s Outstanding Indie Shop Sales Revealed By New Stats Company

April 24th
BuzzAngle Music is a new analytics company. Earlier this week, while Hypebot was down from an almost week-long DDOS attack on Typepad, they announced the first daily stats from Record Store Day focused on indie record shops. One could say this brings indie record stores into the late 20th Century and is a reminder that just because the tech exists…

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