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Zayn Malik’s second album has a ‘more optimistic tone’ according to record label boss

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The former One Direction star recently released the first track from it, called ‘Still Got Time’

Zayn Malik‘s second album has a “more optimistic tone” according to the CEO of his record label. The former One Direction …Continue reading »

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Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, RCA Records CEO Peter Edge teased the new record saying it has a “more optimistic tone to it after coming through that more challenging time,” referring to Malik’s Keep Reading

Record Store Day 2017 caused a 200% sales increase for independent record stores

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RSD17 was the vinyl event’s most successful year in history.

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A staggering amount of vinyl was sold on Record Store Day 2017

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547,000 albums sold on vinyl in a week.

Nielsen Music has released data via Billboard from this year’s 10th anniversary Record Store Day event, which shows the annual celebration going from strength to strength.

For the week of Record Store Day (ending April 27), album sales at independent shops jumped 197% compared to the previous week, which is the largest weekly gain since Record Store Day began. And if you’re talking vinyl album sales, the numbers are even higher, up 484% with a staggering 409,000 albums on vinyl that week.

Take into account non-indie retailers and the figures are even higher, with a 213% increase in album sales on the previous week, with 547,000 sold – the biggest non-Christmas Keep Reading

David Bowie and The Smiths among Record Store Day 2017’s biggest-selling vinyl releases

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Bowie dominated both the singles and albums chart.

The top five biggest-selling vinyl singles and albums of Record Store Day 2017 have been revealed by the Official Charts Company, with David Bowie, The Smiths and Pink Floyd all featured on the list.

Based on data reported to Official Charts, David Bowie’s Cracked Actor LP – a previously unheard 1974 live recording – and his No Plan EP, which collects the late icon’s final three recordings, topped the albums and singles chart respectively.

The Smiths’ special RSD release, ‘The Boy With The Thorn In His Side’, which features the words “Trump will kill America” etched on its run-out groove, follows No Plan on the singles list, while Pink Floyd’s ‘Interstellar Overdrive’ is at No. 3. See the full list below.

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