UK sales and shit/Def Leppard....
Posted by: Jack ()
Date: June 08, 2000 06:23AM

>>>. The two biggest selling UK acts over the last year in the US were DEF LEPPARD and BUSH. A fact that has barely been reported over here because these are acts are not 'cool' and it would not look good for the industry to have 'old' acts out selling the likes of OASIS or the CHEMICAL BROTHERS. Put simply the truth hurts.

Damn! I didn't know this......speaking of which, was Def Leppard's latest a success? I heard it went gold (500,000 units) in the US, but what about toal sales? Is that good enough? I think Slang sold something like 3 million, so I imagine Euphoria has to top that, what with the much-touted return to roots style....

>>I just want to know why sales of music in the US are so much higher (pro rata) than here in England. It's been mentioned that sales don't seem to be suffering in the US but as I mentioned in my last post UK sales are nothing like they were. Are chart CD's being sold in Wallmart etc. at discount prices over there?

I don't really know - what are the figures?? Maybe the way American society works, everyone's a consumerist animal (look at the post I wrote to Danzi way below for reference! LOL). Yes, the K-Marts, Targets, etc.. of the US sell CDs, mostly of the more popular bands......the selection goes nowhere near that of a Virgin or Tower......

Well, what can you do? My condolences to the retailers. But don't worry - in some form or another, everybody's fucked!

Cheers,

Jack.
Undead Specter of Ché Guevara.

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