Seattle Office of Film + Music


SEATTLE’S MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS TOP BILLBOARD CHARTS
January 25, 2013, 3:20 pm
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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis continue their out-of-the-box success story, as “Thrift Shop,” featuring Wanz, tops the Billboard Hot 100 with a two-to-one rise in its sixteenth week. After the pair’s independently-released album The Heist blasted onto the Billboard 200 at number two, “Thrift Shop” thrives with the Hot 100’s top Digital Gainer Award for a second consecutive week. The track also topped the Digital Songs chart for a second time and it remains the number one track on Streaming Songs. Finally, it leads On-Demand Songs with 1.54 million on-demand streams for the third week in a row, and broke the category’s record (previously held by Gotye for “Somebody That I Used to Know”).

You can see the full Billboard article here.



TICKETMASTER PARTNERS WITH WALMART TO SELL TICKETS
August 4, 2011, 2:19 pm
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Billboard
A new business deal will allow Ticketmaster to sell concert tickets at hundreds of Walmart stores across the country. To herald the new partnership, Walmart customers will be able to purchase 4-pack ticket bundles for concerts by artists like Journey, Maroon 5, Train, Rascal Flatts, and more until August 15. Business analysis sees the move as Ticketmaster’s attempt to tap into Walmart’s broad customer base and utilize the potential for exclusive content deals and packages. Ticketmaster CEO Nathan Hubbard said, “Ticketmaster will continue to work closely with our clients to create exclusive high value offers for Walmart customers.”

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THE HEAD AND THE HEART LAND ON COVER OF BILLBOARD MAGAZINE
July 5, 2011, 2:15 pm
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Billboard
Momentum has continued to build for local band The Head and the Heart, who re-released their debut album on Sub Pop Records in April. The band was featured on the cover of the latest issue of Billboard Magazine, a leading source of weekly news regarding record sales as well as trends and innovations in the music industry. As part of a larger feature about 15 standout artists from the independent music world, Billboard talked to members of The Head and the Heart and others entrenched in Seattle’s music community about how and why the band had such success even before landing a deal with Sub Pop. The article is a reminder of the power word-of-mouth recommendations among music fans and the virtues of a tireless work ethic.



PEARL JAM ON TRACK TO TOP BILLBOARD 200
September 24, 2009, 10:56 am
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Billboard
Pearl Jam is on course to nab its first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart in 13 years. Industry prognosticators suggest the band’s new Backspacer, released on Sunday (Sept. 20), could sell anywhere between 175,000 to 200,000 copies by week’s end. That sales figure should easily place it ahead of the competition on next week’s Billboard 200 chart.



BILLBOARD RELEASES DIGITAL MARKETING REPORT
September 22, 2009, 1:58 pm
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Billboard
The emergence of new promotional vehicles for music has been a double-edged sword. There have never been more ways to get the word out about an artist, providing numerous (and in many cases, inexpensive) ways to attract fans attention. But it can also make the job of promoting an artist seem overwhelming. Marketing music is no longer limited to courting a few big names at radio stations and newspapers. Now it requires contacting videogame music supervisors, bloggers and Twitterers. And making sure acts don’t get lost in the static presents a daunting challenge. Billboard turned to 25 experts in music publicity, promotion and marketing and asked them to rank the best ways to promote music across different media and genres. The result is their second annual Maximum Exposure list of the 100 best ways to generate sales and buzz.