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Anyone know how many downloads you need to get into the top 75/40 singles charts these days?
Any time i post something on here you always seem to reply first with something sarcastic,derogatory, aggressive or just useless.
I come from the school of Stanislavskian posting. You get out what you put in.
Bearing this in mind, perhaps you should consider that your threads are too pointless and banal to be worthy of sensible discourse - something ably backed up by this fine example of 'how long is a piece of string' redundancy.
P.S. My earlier post was wrong. To get to number 40 in the singles chart you have to sell precisely 176 records. But you get a bonus of 5 places if someone listens to it more than once. Don't ask me how they can find that out - this is big business we're talking about here...
'how long is a piece of string?' situation is it?
The charts are tallied every week and I imagine there's a reasonably consistent number of downloads needed to achieve a position in the top 40.
It's not unrealistic to ask for an approximate figure on a forum used by lots of people who work in the music industry and would have a solid idea of a number.
Imagine away. I guess you'll know exactly how many singles to sell now, won't you?
as i said before i was after an approximate figure, which i've got.
It's going to released 24th September, i was thinking probably a couple of thousand downloads needed, just wondering if anyone had any more precise figures?
Q) How many copies does a title have to sell to be a hit?
A) This obviously varies annually and from month-to-month. But, in a typical 2006 week...
Singles: A number 1 record has sold around 30,000 copies per week. Sales of around 13,000 have been sufficient to hit the top 10. A title selling over 2,500 copies would make the Top 40. These figures have approximately halved since 2002 - more at the no.1 position.
Albums: It often comes as a surprise to discover that, compared to singles, more than twice as many albums are sold in any given week. Average weekly sales figures for an album topping the main artist chart are approximately 100,000 (but there is huge variation). The number 10 album averages 23,500. A figure of 7,000 copies in a week should make the number 40 position.
thank you :)
Looks like a couple of thousand would do it...
#40 3228 (The Fray 'How To Save...')
* 45 x CD singles
* 3182 x digital tracks
* 1 x digital bundle
#75: 1518 (Moby 'Extreme Ways')
* 8 x CD singles
* 1508 x digital tracks
* 1 x digital bundle
* 1 x 12"
And because I have a feeling you'll ask...
Digital Singles Chart - Sales Thresholds
#1 - 22443
#5 - 13853
#10 - 8704
#20 - 5537
#30 - 3448
#40 - 2650
#50 - 1956
#75 - 1319
#100 - 918
#150 - 622
#200 - 498
(All data for the w/e 8th September)
I didn't realise how few CD singles are actually sold nowadays.
Top 10 based on CDs ONLY would be:
1. Sean Kingston 19'897 cd sales
2. Girls Aloud 9'202
3. James Blunt 7'081
4. Elvis 6'553
5. Rihanna 5'380
6. Plain White Ts 4'693
7. Kanye West 4'530
8. Timbaland 4'397
9. Robyn 4'320
10. Fergie 4'191
* Peter Bjorn & John sold ONE CD last week. They charted at number 38 on the combined singles chart.
* Fiddy Cent at #8 on downloads only.
* Just 540 sales (tangible or digital) will get you into the chart at #200
40 thousand sales will get you number 1 so you would need at lest a tousand to get the top 40 slot
it is possable for an unsigned band to do it like koppa managend to do it i am looking into it myself
#1 - 41787
#5 - 21612
#10 - 13202
#20 - 6778
#30 - 4653
#40 - 3228
#50 - 2209
#75 - 1518
#100 - 1089
#150 - 701
#200 - 540
You're REALLY not supposed to make those figures public. Your distributor will rip your nads off.
I'd like to find the 8 people who managed to find a copy of 'Extreme Ways' by Moby on CD anywhere. Wasn't that a single like, three years ago?
it's really pointless
singles charts mean and prove nothing
they can do more harm than good for a band
Those figures are scary, for a man like myself who refuses to buy digital singles. I feel like I'm going to be the only person in the world with physical copies of the singles I like at this rate.
I've never downloaded a single, it just seems dirty.