Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
Recent Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Bob Seger earned the majority of his revenue in 2011 on the road, but the legendary artist made a significant leap into the digital music space by allowing some of the band's live and greatest-hits albums to be sold on iTunes. The September announcement of Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band's iTunes debut coincided with the group announcing dates for the second leg of its 2011 tour, which no doubt helped raise awareness of the trek. Grossing $25.4 million from 32 U.S. arena concerts and attracting more than 354,000 fans, Seger sold 70,000 albums digitally and 630,000 overall in 2011. His Ultimate Hits: Rock and Roll Never Forgets, released last November, sold 185,000 copies, but his biggest seller last year was a 1994 greatest-hits album (191,000). The latter is one of the top-selling hits sets of the Nielsen SoundScan era.