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
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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, base
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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 o
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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 debut
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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’ de
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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 per
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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. Ka
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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 s
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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 a
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Weekly Register: Please Release Me…

As they used to say in record label executive class 101, you have to put out records if you are goin
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AIMP Panel: B2B Social Media Strategy, Tactics And Tales

Studying our AIMP.org audience today I notice a room full of publishers, songwriters and royalty accountants. So a fair question might be, “Why social media for me? I’m not selling laundry detergent or Starbucks coffee to consumers” [...]

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Weekly Register: Growth Needs New Releases

This week’s sales were buoyed by the Grammy Awards and Valentines Day. But after inspecting the we
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Weekly Register: House Of Discs

If you follow country music sales numbers or are curious about the mysterious label head, Scott Espo
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Weekly Register: Gary Allan, Randy Houser Debuts

Top Current Country Album Sales swelled W/W by 22 percent with debuts from Gary Allan, Set You Free
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Weekly Register: Chilly Sales Set To Warm Up

The correlation between Nashville’s frigid temps and the music sales charts can’t be escaped thi
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