Jul 25, 2010 Music Industry
Anyone at all familiar with music and the music industry knows the Billboard Top 100 – this is the chart musicians have grown up hoping to top (The Whitehalls are no exception)!
The Billboard Top 100 charts & ranks artists based on how many albums they are selling via traditional outlets. This chart worked great in the past, but as record sales decline and alternative means of building brands (YouTube, Twitter, direct-to-fan, etc) are becoming more common it is telling the complete story less and less.
The Ultimate Chart (from an article by one of our faves Hypebot) is:
- a ranked list of the week’s most popular artists and songs
- integrating data from categories including:
* Song and Album Sales
* Radio Airplay
* Online Audio and Video Plays
the Ultimate Chart is the first and only chart that looks at all of the ways in which music is popular, online and off.
The real question will this change anything…
Probably not dramatically – anyone who becomes an internet sensation will soon be exploited by what is left of the music industry to sell physical units.
But it is a fact that there is more to becoming an artist these days than just selling CD’s, and as an artist you have more control (and work to do) than ever in creating your own destiny!
- The Whitehalls
It’s been awhile since our last post, but wanted to let everyone know we’re working hard on the next release from The Whitehalls – due out this fall!
We’re in the final stages of mixing and we can truly say this is our most ambitious & exciting release to date.
Also check out this awesome video for Skylines from Karmacoda:
Directed by Luis Otavio Feldens, Produced by John Vasicek
Skylines is the second single and video from the Karmacoda album Illuminate. The video, directed by San Francisco-based director and animator Luis Otavio Feldens features a stunning combination of digital still photography and high definition, full-motion video.