Will Page, the former chief economist for PRS For Music, has joined Spotify in a senior economics role, a source has confirmed to Billboard.biz. Page’s exact role at Spotify is not known, but he stands to be influential both inside and outside the company. His papers on topics ranging from cost disease to Radiohead’s pay-what-you-want album “In Rainbows” has had a hand in shaping both public opinion and public policy.
What a week for Mumford & Sons. The British band's sophomore release, "Babel", moved a whopping 600,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, marking the biggest debut sales week of the year. It easily scores the group its first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and the first for its label, Glassnote Records. (Even more stunning: "Babel" outsells the Nos. 2-8 albums on the Billboard 2
It's official: Mumford & Sons' "Babel" has earned the biggest debut of any album this year in the United States, selling 600,000 in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and becomes the British quartet's first number 1 on the Billboard 200.
It's official: Mumford & Sons' sophomore release, "Babel," has earned the biggest debut of any album this year in the United States. The set sold 600,000 in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and becomes the rock quartet's first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. It's also the first No. 1 for Glassnote Records. Click through for some amazing stats on the first week of "Babel."
In a step past the "pay what you want" model for album releases, Israei-based startup Conduit is allowing musicians to determine their own price for creating and distributing a mobile app and mobile site for their music.