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Charting for the week of Oct. 24, 2011

Top Downloads:

  1. Terri Clark – The One (EMI)
  2. Keith Urban – You Gonna Fly (EMI)
  3. Keshia Chanté – Edit, Cut & Delete (Universal)
  4. Kid Rock – Care (ft. Martina McBride, Angaleena Presley & T.I.) (Atlantic/Warner)
  5. Rodney Atkins – He’s Mine (Curb/Warner)
  6. Charlie Winston – Rockin’ In The Suburbs (Universal)
  7. Drake ft. Nicki Minaj – Make Me Proud (Universal)
  8. Far East Movement – Jello (ft. Rye Rye) (Universal)
  9. Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris – We Found Love (Universal)
  10. Duran Duran – Leave A Light On (Universal)

*Top Downloads are the most downloaded Singles in the given period

Most Active Indies

  1. Craig Moritz – With You (On Ramp/Pitbull Promo)
  2. Settlers Creek Band – This Town (Indie)
  3. Shane Young – Little Miss Lexus (Indie/L. Tutty Promo)
  4. Breathe Carolina – Blackout  (Fearless/DMD Promo)
  5. Glen Foster- The Spirit Of Christmas (Rescue Records)
  6. Michala Todd – Make It Work (Bent Penny/DMD Promo)
  7. Brooke Miller – Cannonball (SpinCount)
  8. MB – The 24th Night (Indie)
  9. Nicole Rayy – She Don’t Know That Much (Cherry Beach/A. Wilson Promo)
  10. Current Swell – Too Cold (Frontside Promo)

*Most Active Indies are the most streamed and downloaded Singles in the given period by artists not directly signed to any of the four "major" record labels.


The digital music revolution vs. the physical music capitulation

Do you remember when you needed to go to a music retail store in order to buy an album? Do you recall how ticked you would get if your favourite artist-album was sold off the shelves?  Well, as we know there is no way that it happens now because you can easily get it online. Actually, if you go to a retail music store is more because you don’t have anything else to do at the moment and want to kill the time – or because you have a crave for submerging yourself in some sort of music exploration or digging in whatever come across to you at the store.

The point is that physical music is expected to keep dropping while digital music trends – mostly distributed to promotional outlets by DMDS and sold through iTunes – will continue to rise. So, the argument of whether digital music right now is more trendy than physical is an argument that has been getting a lot of attention.  Whatever the situation, the fact is that digital music is quick and easy to be distributed, bought, and accessed from anywhere – a music revolution that got its big break thanks to different key creators/creations such as Yangaroo’s DMDS, Steve Jobs and the iPod.

We at Yangaroo see digital music growing but believe some recording artists and label records would still “struggle” as they fail to understand how to thrive in the digital world. However, we believe that there is still plenty of time to get on the board with digital music platforms and learn how to better take advantage of the digital tools and services available.

According to a recent blog from AltaVoz Distribution, “U.S. recording industry revenues for physical music in 2010 were $6.4 billion dollars, in comparison to $5.2 billion in U.S. digital revenue.  The worldwide statistics have a much wider gap.  For 2010, worldwide physical revenue brought in a staggering $22.2 billion dollars.  Worldwide digital music revenue only brought in $12.9 billion.  These numbers show that while digital music is popular and is a growing sector, physical music will always have a fan base.”

It means, digital music distribution is still not ruled by digital platforms but, eventually, we will get there! In the mean time, you have time to get prepared - and we are here to help you to take full best advantage of it!


Charting for the week of Oct. 17, 2011

Top Downloads:

  1. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Monarchy Of Roses (Warner)
  2. Tinie Tempah – Love Suicide (EMI)
  3. The Fray – Heartbeat (Sony)
  4. Jann Arden – Only The Lonely (Universal)
  5. Jully Black – Set It Off (Universal)
  6. The New Cities – The Hype (Sony)
  7. Blink 182 – After Midnight (Universal)
  8. Pitbull – International Love Ft. Chris Brown (Sony)
  9. Taio Cruz ft. Flo Rida – Hangover (Universal)
  10. Stacey Kent – Dreamer (EMI)

Most Active Indies:

  1. Justin Nozuka & RZA ft. Kobra Khan & James Black – Gone (Frontside Promo)
  2. Howie D and Neverest – Lie To Me (HowieDoIt/Fontanta N/DMD Promo)
  3. Tenille (ft. Special Guest John Landry) – Home Now (L. Tutty Promo)
  4. Samara Yung – Everyday Matters (SIM/B. Martineau Promo)
  5. D’Aoust Brothers – Closer To Home (Indie)
  6. Jackie Guy – Right Where I Wanna Be (Indie)
  7. Tim Mahoney – Hey Adam Levine (Indie)
  8. Genevieve Fisher – Why Don’t We Drive (Remo Di Cesare)
  9. Craig Smart – 123 (DMD Promo)
  10. Doc Walker – Do It Right (Open Road)
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Check it out: New T-Pain “5 O’Clock” ft. Wiz Khalifa & Lily Allen

One of the hot new videos delivered on DMDS for TV broadcast. Have a look:

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Charting for the Week of Oct. 10th, 2011

Top Downloads:

  1. These Kids Wear Crowns – Lifetime (EMI)
  2. Joe Jonas – Just In Love ft. Lil Wayne (Universal)
  3. Taio Cruz ft. Flo Rida – Hangover (Universal)
  4. Katy Perry – The One That Got Away (EMI)
  5. Luke Bryan – I Don’t Want This Night To End (EMI)
  6. Nicole Sherzinger – Don’t Hold Your Breath (Universal)
  7. Beyonce – Countdown (Sony)
  8. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Monarchy Of Roses (Warner)
  9. Steel Panther – 17 Girls In A Row (Universal)
  10. Paul Brandt – Together Again

Most Active Indies:

  1. Andrew Allen – I Want You (Indie/TandemTracks Promo)
  2. Doc Walker – Do It Right (Open Road)
  3. Jamie Warren – I Believe In You (TooHip)
  4. Hollerado – Good Day At The Races (Arts & Crafts/Royal Mountain)
  5. Bullrush – Mine (Indie)
  6. Angela Evans – Still Hope (Hope Café)
  7. Chad Brownlee – Love Me Or Leave Me (MDM/Dale Speaking Promo)
  8. James Keith Norman – Take Time (The Weekend Song) (Nenka)
  9. Aaron Lines - Sunday Afternoon (On Ramp/Stark Ravings Promo)
  10. Sean Hogan – Better Angels Prevail (Lakeland Heart)
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