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"Various Artists" label on iTunes going to impact sales?

Postby TotalEminemFanboy » Nov 23rd, '14, 19:11

Hey everyone, first off, let me begin by saying I'm sorry if this is in the wrong part of the forum (if it is, mods please move it for me, thanks!)

Now then, I've noticed something about SHADYXV that may be detrimental to sales - on iTunes, and presumably other online music selling websites, SHADYXV is marked as a production by "Various Artists." I feel as though the lack of a big name like Eminem being blatantly visible on the album may lead to lower sale counts. The average iTunes user probably sees this black album with a mask on it and have no clue who made the album since it's made by "Various Artists," and therefore doesn't even bother checking it out. The album cover doesn't even say "SHADYXV" on it, and I feel like this lack of self-promotion on the album itself, especially online, may lead to much lower sales than Shady Records deserves.

It's currently only #14 on iTunes, which is pretty pathetic for such an amazing album if you ask me. It would be WAY higher if it just said by "Eminem" even though I know it isn't just him...
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Re: "Various Artists" label on iTunes going to impact sales?

Postby Raul » Nov 23rd, '14, 19:13

Menzo wrote:Meh, probably not much at all, anyone who likes Eminem should be well aware of this.
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Re: "Various Artists" label on iTunes going to impact sales?

Postby bcooper21 » Nov 23rd, '14, 19:26

Nah anyone who is fan knows anyway.
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Re: "Various Artists" label on iTunes going to impact sales?

Postby Zarra » Nov 23rd, '14, 19:55

I don't think a person who would buy the album will not know about it.If you get what I mean... :D
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Re: "Various Artists" label on iTunes going to impact sales?

Postby Nick419 » Nov 23rd, '14, 20:09

Speaking of sales, considering this is a double album will that mean each album sold will count as two? I remember Outkast's album Speakerbox and the Love Below was treated that way.
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Re: "Various Artists" label on iTunes going to impact sales?

Postby Zarra » Nov 23rd, '14, 20:11

Nick419 wrote:Speaking of sales, considering this is a double album will that mean each album sold will count as two? I remember Outkast's album Speakerbox and the Love Below was treated that way.

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Re: "Various Artists" label on iTunes going to impact sales?

Postby Ciccio_Shady » Nov 23rd, '14, 20:12

i think that itunes is not a problem... on itunes you can preorder the album... yes... but it is a digital copy.
I bet that the people prefer to buy a physic copy, not a digital copy and so is not a problem for the Shady xv's sales
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Re: "Various Artists" label on iTunes going to impact sales?

Postby bcooper21 » Nov 23rd, '14, 20:53

Ciccio_Shady wrote:i think that itunes is not a problem... on itunes you can preorder the album... yes... but it is a digital copy.
I bet that the people prefer to buy a physic copy, not a digital copy and so is not a problem for the Shady xv's sales

Most people buy music from itunes or use torrents no physical copies are alot less common. No point for Physical copy all i do is put it on my iphone any way.
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Re: "Various Artists" label on iTunes going to impact sales?

Postby truthless » Nov 23rd, '14, 20:54

Zarra wrote:
Nick419 wrote:Speaking of sales, considering this is a double album will that mean each album sold will count as two? I remember Outkast's album Speakerbox and the Love Below was treated that way.

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Really? Thought was the case on it's certification with the RIAA.. But not with it's sales/total sales.
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Re: "Various Artists" label on iTunes going to impact sales?

Postby DetroitSkills » Nov 23rd, '14, 20:55

Raul wrote:
Menzo wrote:Meh, probably not much at all, anyone who likes Eminem should be well aware of this.

yea i got complimented on my shadyxv cover art shirt at a computer store n i smiled inside
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Re: "Various Artists" label on iTunes going to impact sales?

Postby truthless » Nov 23rd, '14, 21:22

Revolutionary wrote:You guys care about sales a lot smh

If Shady wanted more sales they would've chosen a different set of songs on the greatest hits disc.


Doesn't mean that it was going to sell more lol.
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Re: "Various Artists" label on iTunes going to impact sales?

Postby Ciccio_Shady » Nov 23rd, '14, 21:29

bcooper21 wrote:
Ciccio_Shady wrote:i think that itunes is not a problem... on itunes you can preorder the album... yes... but it is a digital copy.
I bet that the people prefer to buy a physic copy, not a digital copy and so is not a problem for the Shady xv's sales

Most people buy music from itunes or use torrents no physical copies are alot less common. No point for Physical copy all i do is put it on my iphone any way.


Yes, i agree, but in my opinion the all fan base will buy a physical copy, the people who buy music on itunes do it only 'cause want to listen the album, eminem has a big fan base, maybe the biggest nowadays, so shady xv in my opinion will sale a lot of copies, if won't do it is only because shady xv is not a eminem's solo album
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Re: "Various Artists" label on iTunes going to impact sales?

Postby UofLCard » Nov 23rd, '14, 21:38

This was marketed/made for Eminem's fanbase, and not the casual listener.
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Re: "Various Artists" label on iTunes going to impact sales?

Postby AJS2050 » Nov 24th, '14, 00:01

Yes it will cause a problem for sales. The name "Eminem" sells and this doesn't have that name on it. I can see it having a good few weeks of sales but in January it will drop off fast. Just like with Bad Meets Evil: Hell:The Sequel.
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Re: "Various Artists" label on iTunes going to impact sales?

Postby TheGentlePlayer » Nov 24th, '14, 00:44

#14 on Itunes. Never went higher than Big Krits album, and he sold like 40k first week
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