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The impact of American television on Muse record sales part deux:

 

Just over 20 million viewers watched a contestant on a reality show on Fox TV on April 20 sing an abbreviated cover of "Uprising" which the judges praised. As a result, both the Muse single and album have re-entered the iTunes and Amazon.com charts for the past two days and are currently in the Top 20. Both may appear again on the respective Billboard sales charts next week 19 months after their debuts. The single has already sold a million copies/downloads in the USA but was never promoted at American Top 40 radio.

 

A similar sales impact occurred when the band performed "Uprising" on the GRAMMY awards on February 13 on CBS TV and accepted their Best Rock Album award. The television audience for that show was approx 28 million.

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The impact of American television on Muse record sales part deux:

 

Just over 20 million viewers watched a contestant on a reality show on Fox TV on April 20 sing an abbreviated cover of "Uprising" which the judges praised. As a result, both the Muse single and album have re-entered the iTunes and Amazon.com charts for the past two days and are currently in the Top 20. Both may appear again on the respective Billboard sales charts next week 19 months after their debuts. The single has already sold a million copies/downloads in the USA but was never promoted at American Top 40 radio.

 

A similar sales impact occurred when the band performed "Uprising" on the GRAMMY awards on February 13 on CBS TV and accepted their Best Rock Album award. The television audience for that show was approx 28 million.

 

Thank you for posting this. I was actually wondering if there would be much of an impact or not. Interesting!

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Thank you for posting this. I was actually wondering if there would be much of an impact or not. Interesting!

 

How American Idol, namely finalist James Durbin, impacted Muse sales in the USA last week by the numbers:

 

"Uprising" sold an amazing 50,000 downloads and re-entered the Billboard Hot Digital Songs chart at number 38. In fact, it was the best selling song in the rock genre last week ahead of sales of current singles by bands such as The Script and Mumford & Sons and MCR.

 

Meanwhile, their album The Resistance also re-entered the Billboard 200 chart at number 119 selling just under 5,000 copies, a near tripling of sales from the prior week. Total weeks spent on the album chart now stand at 67 with cumulative sales of just under 700k.

 

"Uprising" history on the Hot Digital Songs chart:

 

Debuted at #56 the first week of release in August 2009

 

Highest chart position was #19 reached in late September 2009 after Muse performed the song at the MTV VMAs in NYC.

 

Song re-entered the chart at #56 in February 2011 after the band performed it at the GRAMMY awards and the trio won their first GRAMMY

 

The only other time the song appeared in the Top 40 on this particular chart was back in late December 2009 when it climbed to #36 because of sales during the Christmas holiday season. The song has now spent 30 weeks on this chart and has been certified Platinum by the RIAA, the only song in Muse's repertoire having achieved this status.

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The top 5 Rock Digital Songs ranked by cumulative weeks spent on the latest August 27, 2011 Billboard chart launched in late 2009:

 

1. "Hey, Soul Sister" Train - 84 weeks

 

2. "Don't Stop Believin'" Journey - 83 weeks (tie)

 

"I'm Yours" Jason Mraz - 83 weeks (tie)

 

4. "Breakeven (Falling to Pieces)" The Script - 78 weeks

 

5. "Uprising" Muse - 67 weeks

 

This chart lists the top 50 selling single downloads each week in the rock genre.

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Bestselling downloaded MP3 songs (all genres) in the USA according to amazon.com as of June 2, 2011 ranked by number of days spent in the top 100 which is in parentheses.

 

1. "Hot N Cold" Katy Perry (951)

 

2. "Poker Face" Lady Gaga (853)

 

3. "Just Dance" Lady Gaga (811)

 

4. "I Gotta Feeling" The Black Eyed Peas (714)

 

5. "Hey, Soul Sister" Train (604)

 

6. "Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World" Israel 'IZ" Kamakawiwo'ole (539)

 

7. "Need You Now" Lady Antebellum (462)

 

8. "Uprising" Muse (439)

 

9. "Paparazzi" Lady Gaga (408)

 

10. "Baby" Justin Bieber (403)

 

11. "Dynamite" Taio Cruz (353)

 

12. "Animal" Neon Trees (331)

 

Most of the above songs including "Uprising" have been sold at 69 cents at Amazon for the past several weeks which have helped sales and extend their stay on the top 100 list. On the other hand, it will cost you $1.29 to purchase "Uprising" on iTunes. In fact, you could have purchased Lady Gaga's new album "Born This Way" at Amazon two days this week for only 99 cents, a loss leader strategy pursued by this online store. As a result, "Born This Way" will probably sell over one million copies this week, 1/3 of them sold by Amazon at the discounted price of 99 cents.The record company and the artist will not suffer. This move will cost Amazon several million dollars however. The two best selling albums in the USA so far in calendar year 2011 have been by UK artists Adele and Mumford & Sons. Lady Gaga will take over second spot from the latter this month.

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That's surprising, I wonder what the sales are going to be like in the US for the next album. I hope they get number. 1.

 

Although, I don't see the point in paying 69c for a song. The artist won't see a lot of money so it seems slightly pointless to me. idk

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That's surprising, I wonder what the sales are going to be like in the US for the next album. I hope they get number. 1.

 

Although, I don't see the point in paying 69c for a song. The artist won't see a lot of money so it seems slightly pointless to me. idk

 

Amazon is promoting its new cloud-based streaming service against its competitors at iTunes and Google and is using discounted prices for certain albums like Lady Gaga's and singles as a loss leader marketing tool. The split for iTunes digital single sales: 70/30 between record labels and Apple, with 12% of that 70% going to music publishers and about 15% to 20% of that going to artists. This means Muse may get about 13-18 cents for each song downloaded at Amazon @ 69 cents or iTunes @ $1.29 assuming an artist royalty rate of 15%-20%. Muse does not need to pay a 3% producer fee because they produced TR themselves.

 

The most popular Muse songs downloaded at amazon.com ranked by number of days in the retailers top 100 alternative rock list as of August 1, 2011:

 

1. "Uprising" (717)

 

2. "SMBH" (626)

 

3. "Starlight" (479)

 

4. "UD" (395)

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That's surprising, I wonder what the sales are going to be like in the US for the next album. I hope they get number. 1.

 

Although, I don't see the point in paying 69c for a song. The artist won't see a lot of money so it seems slightly pointless to me. idk

 

Most money in the music industry is being made in Tours now. Thankfully Muse is great live so they don't have to worry about download and record sales. Its all just publicity nowadays

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Billboard Rock Digital Songs chart (USA) dated July 23, 2011:

 

#36 "Starlight" Debut (likely due to the use of the song in a new movie trailer)

 

#47 "Uprising" Re-entry (66 weeks on chart)

 

Of the 50 songs appearing on the new rock singles sales chart, 18 are by foreign acts:

 

Coldplay (5); Muse (2); Adele (2); Mumford & Sons (2); Florence + The Machine (2); The Script (2); Keane (1); Seether (1); and The Naked and Famous (1)

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Billboard Rock Digital Songs chart (USA) dated July 30, 2011:

 

#22 "Starlight" (2 weeks on chart)

 

#48 "Uprising" (67 weeks on chart)

 

The Resistance also re-entered the iTunes Top 200 albums (USA) chart this past weekend likely due to LA Rising.

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Two years after the release of "Uprising" in the USA the song is still ranked in the top 30 downloaded alternative rock songs chart at both iTunes and amazon.com.

 

Update:

 

The most popular Muse songs downloaded at amazon.com ranked by number of days on its top 100 alternative rock songs list as of August 18, 2011:

 

1. "Uprising" (735)

 

2. "Supermassive Black Hole" (634)

 

3. "Starlight" (497)

 

4. "Undisclosed Desires" (458)

 

5. "Resistance" (438)

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"Uprising" download sales in the USA now total approx 1.8 million. The single may be certified double platinum in early 2012 if it continues to sell around 5-10k copies each week.

 

The Resistance has now sold just over 700,000 copies in the USA two years after its release. Black Holes and Revelations remains the band's top selling album in this country with an estimated 750k sold to date while Absolution is also very close to the 700k sales threshold. Origin of Symmetry and Showbiz have each sold approx 100k here.

 

OoS charted for only two weeks in February 2010 on the Billboard Pop Catalog Album Chart peaking at #19. It sold about 5,000 copies in the USA during those two weeks. On the Billboard 200 album chart it only got to #161 while in the UK it debuted at #3 on its official release 10 years ago and has been certified Platinum (300k plus copies sold).

 

To see the impact of the band's performance of OoS at the Reading and Leeds 2011 festivals on the UK Top 40 Rock Albums click on the link below:

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/chart/rockalbums

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"Uprising" download sales in the USA now total approx 1.8 million. The Muse single will likely be certified double platinum in early 2012. It is selling around 5-10k copies each week.

 

The Resistance has now sold just over 700,000 copies in the USA two years after its release. Black Holes and Revelations remains the band's top selling album in this country with an estimated 750k sold to date while Absolution is also very close to the 700k sales threshold. Origin of Symmetry and Showbiz have each sold approx 100k here.

 

OoS charted for only two weeks in February 2010 on the Billboard Pop Catalog Album Chart peaking at #19. It sold about 5,000 copies in the USA during those two weeks. On the Billboard 200 album chart it only got to #161 while in the UK it debuted at #3 on its official release 10 years ago and has been certified gold.

 

To see the impact of the band's performance of OoS at the Reading and Leeds 2011 festivals on the UK Top 40 Rock Albums click on the link below:

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/chart/rockalbums

 

wow, those numbers for Uprising are amazing... any idea how it compares to their other big singles (Like SMBH or Starlight) - do any of the other songs even approach it?

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wow, those numbers for Uprising are amazing... any idea how it compares to their other big singles (Like SMBH or Starlight) - do any of the other songs even approach it?

 

Starlight has sold well over a half million downloads followed by SMBH, UD and Resistance. SMBH also appeared on the Twilight soundtrack which has sold around 2.8 million copies in the USA.

 

Hit singles by pop acts such as Adele, LMFAO, Black Eyes Peas, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Lady Antebellum and Train have sold 5-8 million downloads each. By way of comparison, Foster the People's first single has sold over 4 million copies to date but it has received Top 40 pop radio airplay unlike Uprising which was played mostly by rock stations.

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Chart news for "Survival" in the USA:

 

#39 Rock Songs - Debut & Greatest Gainer Alternative Songs with 165 spins up from 0 a week ago (Billboard)

 

#44 Alternative Songs - Debut with 136 spins at 34 radio stations (Mediabase)

 

#47 iTunes - Peak Position

 

Please note this song is apparently not the official first single from The 2nd Law which will be promoted to radio in early August. Also, the chart positions above reflect only about 3-4 days of radio airplay and download sales in the USA after BBC Radio 1 premiered it mid-week.

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Chart news for "Survival" in the USA:

 

#39 Rock Songs - Debut and Greatest Gainer Alternative Songs (Billboard)

 

#44 Alternative Songs - Debut with 136 spins at 34 radio stations (Mediabase)

 

#58 iTunes - Peak Position

 

Please note this song is apparently not the official first single from The 2nd Law which will be promoted to radio in early August. Also, the chart positions above reflect only about 3-4 days of radio airplay and download sales in the USA after BBC Radio 1 premiered it mid-week.

 

Thank you :D Anyway, it entered in Rock Songs chart :)

I remembered the peak position in the US iTunes was #56 (not that big difference though ;) )

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Thank you :D Anyway, it entered in Rock Songs chart :)

I remembered the peak position in the US iTunes was #56 (not that big difference though ;) )

 

Apparently the peak position was at #47.

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Thanks for the chart updates,muse s'amuse! I love this type of trivia, keep it coming :)

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Thanks for the chart updates,muse s'amuse! I love this type of trivia, keep it coming :)

 

In the first four days of release and with minuscule airplay, Survival sold approx 16,000 digital downloads in the USA mostly on iTunes placing it it the Top 20 on both the Billboard Rock and Alternative Digital Songs charts. It sold a few thousand less than Burn It Down and about the same number as Viva la Vida and Pumped Up Kicks.

 

IMHO the best covers of Survival on YouTube:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=H7K1Z2MWHJU&feature=endscreen

 

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In the first four days of release and with minuscule airplay, Survival sold approx 16,000 digital downloads in the USA mostly on iTunes placing it it the Top 20 on both the Billboard Rock and Alternative Digital Songs charts. It sold a few thousand less than Burn It Down and about the same number as Viva la Vida and Pumped Up Kicks.

 

IMHO the best covers of Survival on YouTube:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=H7K1Z2MWHJU&feature=endscreen

 

 

Thank you for info :)

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Who could have imagined...

 

1962-2012

 

Communications satellite Telstar was launched into orbit 50 years ago yesterday, an event which inspired a British rock band to compose a song "Telstar" which topped the charts in both the UK and the USA. A guitarist in that band Tornados had a son who composed another song "Survival" with his band Muse. It has been chosen as the main official song of the 2012 Olympic Games which soon will be broadcast around the globe via satellite to an audience of 3-4 billion. It has also charted in both the UK and the USA. Remarkable.

 

Click on the link below and the embedded videos contained therein to relive the event as it happened a half century ago.

 

http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/07/10/12666250-50-years-after-telstar-how-space-age-spawned-communication-age?lite

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Survival facing resistance while Uprising proving its sustainability...

 

The Olympics single moved up slowly to #41 on the latest weekly Alternative chart compiled by Mediabase with 150 spins. On the similar Billboard chart compiled by Nielsen BDS it added a few more spins to 166 but the number of stations playing it actually went down. Several stations in California, notably world famous KROQ, one station in Tulsa, OK and satellite SiriusXM Alt Nation are apparently giving it significant radio foreplay. The climax for the first radio single will presumably take place sometime in August shortly after the impact/going for adds date set by the record label. Meanwhile, Uprising was given around 400 plays last week which would have ranked it as one of the forty most played songs at alternative radio. It is now classified as a recurrent however which means it can no longer appear on any chart. Survival download sales are increasing somewhat this week after a drop last week.

 

The competition will be fierce...

 

Not just for the athletes at the upcoming London 2012 Olympic Games but for some high profile rock bands at radio and retail in the coming weeks as well. The Killers, Green Day, No Doubt and Mumford & Sons will be looking for adds at radio along with Muse. It appears Runaways by the Killers will already debut in the Top 20 next week. The Lumineers and Alex Clare will also be looking to get their first hit to the top of the airplay chart.

 

The album release schedule in September/October will be extremely competitive too:

 

Sept 11 Dave Matthews Band, Bob Dylan, The xx

Sept 18 Carly Rae Jepsen, The Killers, Pink, Ne-Yo, Nelly Furtado, Michael Jackson

Sept 25 Green Day, No Doubt, Mumford & Sons

Oct 2 Muse, Blake Shelton, Papa Roach, Three Days Grace

 

Please note singles and albums released in September will be eligible to receive nominations for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards happening at the Los Angeles Staples Center in February 2013.

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Muse and Adele - Chart Longevity Records

 

These British acts finish in 2nd place in the race for No. 1 songs with the longest runs in Billboard chart history. Details below:

 

 

Weeks on Billboard Alternative Songs, Title, Artist, Country, Weeks at No. 1, Sales

 

57, "1901," Phoenix (FRA), one, >500k

 

53, "Uprising," Muse (GBR), seventeen, 2 million

 

52, "Animal," Neon Trees (USA), two, 2 million;

"Paralyzer," Finger Eleven (CAN), one, 2 million;

"Feel Good Drag," Anberlin (USA), one, <500k

 

Weeks on Billboard Hot 100, Title, Artist, Country, Weeks at No. 1, Sales

 

68, "Party Rock Anthem," LMFAO (USA), six, 7 million

 

65, "Rolling in the Deep," Adele (GBR), seven, 7 million

 

60, "Macarena," Los Del Rio (ESP), fourteen, 4 million

 

Please note among all titles the songs with the most chart weeks are "Savior" by Rise Against which spent 65 weeks on the Alternative Songs chart and peaked at #3 and "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz which spent 76 weeks on the Hot 100 chart and peaked at #6.

 

It is also worth mentioning that both Muse and Phoenix won Grammy Awards for the albums which featured their chart topping hits above, while Adele won multiple Grammy Awards for both the song and her album 21, which has sold an amazing 23 million copies worldwide as of July 2012.

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