Author Archive: David M Ross

Journalist, entrepreneur, tech-a-phile, MusicRow magazine founder, lives in
Nashville, TN. Twitter him @davidmross or read his non-music industry musings at Secrets Of The List

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Weekly Register: SoundScan Discounts Jay Z Promotion; ‘The Voice’ Reigns

Essentially, Samsung customers would download a free artist-branded app and after engaging [...]
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Weekly Register: An Unstoppable Freight Train

Unlike most new label signees that arrive full of promise, but lite on tangible goods, Ms. Bradbery enters with [...]
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Weekly Register: Tickets n’ Touring Bar Goes Up; Rimes and Pope Debut

Touring has always been an active part of the country album sales formula [...]
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Weekly Register: FGL, Shelton and ‘The Voice’s’ Danielle Bradbery

Happening right underneath the glitz of FGL’s achievement there is another story playing out, based [...]
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Weekly Register: Strait Talk—Does On-Demand Drive Sales?

Congrats George…and is there a relationship between on-demand streaming and sales?

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Weekly Register: The Virtues Of Frugality

Problem: The music industry doesn’t have a reliable tool to measure artist success [...]
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Weekly Register: Pirate Flags and A Bottle Of Rum

Kenny Chesney, pulled into Nielsen SoundScan harbor this week with almost 153,000 debut album [...]
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Weekly Register: Fighting For Dashboard Control

Tate Stevens debuts. And the sad passing of Mr. George Jones is reflected in an outpouring of love on the country digital tracks chart [...]
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Weekly Register: Shared Streaming Challenges—Video And Music

Like the music industry, Netflix also has a piracy problem with its consumers [...]
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Google For Creators Pumps Nashville Digerati

Google stormed Nashville last week with a first of its kind presentation [...]

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Weekly Register: Country Sales Move Into The Wheelhouse

Country album sales and the Top current country album chart received an upward lift with album debuts from Brad Paisley (No. 1;100k; 40% digital) and Eric Church’s live set [...]
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Launching An Idea And Making It Populr

Nashville, with its traditional roots and Bible belt values seems an unlikely place to birth a technology/entrepreneurial hotbed [...]

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Weekly Register: ACM Awards Boost Country Sales

The Band Perry rose up to the No. 1 Top Current Country spot this week as the group’s ‘Pioneer’ debuted [...]
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Weekly Register: Shelton Surge And Q1 Countdown

On the country chart this week we are enjoying Top 10 debuts from Blake Shelton (No. 1; 199k, 39 percent digital), Alan Jackson (No. 2; 55k, 13 percent digital) [...]
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Weekly Register: Timberlake and Musgraves Thrill Fans

Justin Timberlake made registers ring, but he wasn’t the only story in this week’s SoundScan. Kacey Musgraves debuted at No. 1 on the Country album list [...]
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Weekly Register: Warming Temps Heat Sales

Music City marketers got a few rays of sales sunshine this week as warming temps starting making [...]
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Weekly Register: The Soundtrack For Spring Break

Luke Bryan’s “Spring Break…Here To Party” popped the debut keg floating on a sea of springtime suds, bikini clad sun worshippers and almost 150k [...]
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Weekly Register: Captain, New Releases Ahead!

As I peer through my journalistic telescope like a scraggly third mate lashed to the crow’s nest atop a windblown vessel, I’ve finally spied good news! [...]
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