On our Chart Success posts, we highlight IHM artists whose project sales (including the reporting of live ones) are strong enough to chart on Billboard (unless otherwise noted). Here's the artists that made the cut this week...
First thing every Wednesday morning I check out the Soundscan charts, who did well, who didn't, who are all the artists on the New Artist charts selling, which are smart tour packages or possible support slots, which are new bands I haven't heard of, how my
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IndieHitMaker exists because artists cannot directly report their live show sales to SoundScan. Only record labels and distribution companies that pay the annual fees and fit the mandated requirements can qualify for this exclusive program. Since most independent and unsigned artists sell the majority of their CDs at live shows, without IndieHitMaker these sales would go unreported and unaccounted for in US SoundScan sales numbers making it next to impossible for industry executives, deal makers, and A&R to discover you. By simply reporting all your sales to SoundScan, you can significantly increase your awareness within the industry. Sell enough and everyone will know when you get on the Billboard Charts.