When searching for bands for my label, sales history is one of the first things I look at. Anyone can say they've sold 'X' amount of records, but Soundscan is pure proof, and we tend to rely on that as a resource. I would highly encourage any band not
Venue sales reporting was a component of State of Man charting in the top 40 on the Billboard’s Single Sales Charts for about eight consecutive weeks, even reaching a top 10 position. Had we not been able to report to SoundScan this would never have had
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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.