Does anybody know how many downloads it will take to get in the top 40,30,20,10? Is there anywher you can see the sales of recent weeks. Just so we have a goal to set ourselves.
Yikes. After reading this website ( http://www.theofficialcharts.com/ )... it seems like it may be harder than we think! 133,000 downloads??
From the FAQ section:
Q4. How many singles and albums are sold each week?
A. Sales of singles and albums vary from year to year and from month to month. On average 1m singles and 3m albums are sold each week.
As a rough average of the past decade, a Number One record has sold approximately 133,000 copies per week. Sales of 25,000 have been sufficient to reach the Top 10 - particularly during early January when sales are traditionally lower.
I just checked this, it says last weeks number one sold 23,500 singles.
Ooh, that's much better news Albion! And surely by the time we start buying "Pigsty" at the end of the month, all the Leona Lewis fans will be finished downloading her song??? Nothing in the list of new releases for the 29th strike me as being particularly huge, but then again my finger isn't exactly on the beating pulse of pop music...
.. isn't it scary that she's managing to sell over 20,000 singles a week, this long after X Factor ended? I thought usually these competition winners would only garner enough interest for a one-week hit. Anyway, back on topic...
Is the Woolworths download the cheapest one out there?
I'm happy to go for Pigsty. But I'll go with whatever is chosen - eternal fence sitter as I am.
I only recognise about two of the names in the release list for the 29th.
Might I just comment as one of the probably many who didn't vote but is actually going to download the song 5 times, I love the idea of it being Pigsty too
Also, for anybody out there who has MySpace or similar things, post bulletins every 5 seconds like all of the "emo kids" and plug the song to death! :P
It's actually quite amazing feeling that we may get it a decent chart placing. My worry is that people just won't download it 5 times each.
Is it possible for people outside the UK to help? Are there UK download sites that will accept addresses & credit cards from people outside the UK?
Find a Brit, paypal them the money?
Sorry, is that offensive. Serious question. If it was, I apologise. I didn't know.
Just thirding the request for a website for non-UK fans - has anyone found one where people overseas can download the song?
"I have grown to love secrecy. It seems to be the one thing that can make modern life mysterious or marvellous to us. The commonest thing is delightful only if one hides it." - Oscar Wilde (The Picture of Dorian Gray)
It should be possible from here^, but will the download count for the english chart if bought from another country, with a foreign address on the credit card?
Official download sites according to BBC
We'll have to sift through the list to find out how it works.
7 Digital Media,
Big Noise Music,
The Music Engine Service,
“I can’t sing anymore, I’m too happy”
The only way people from overseas will be able to participate is if they send money to Brit's [via paypal] and get the Brit to download for them.
If you don't have a UK based billing address, then your download WILL NOT count towards the UK singles chart!
The one's I've highlighted in bold are potential competition based on people's music tastes from my school.29th Jan
Baby Pink Star Vs Bonnie Tyler – Total Eclipse Of The Heart
Bloc Party – The Prayer
Bowling For Soup - High School Never Ends
Camera Obscura - If Looks Could Kill
Captain Flashback – Crazy Horses
Cold War Kids – Hang Me Up To Dry
Coral Sea – Look At Her Face
Dan Sartain – Flight Of The Finch
Dartz! - Once Twice Again!
Fall Out Boy - This Ain't A Scene, It's An Arms Race
Findlay Brown – Come Home
Headrush – Livin’ In A Fantasy
Hot Club De Paris – Shipwreck (2x 7”)
Josh Groban – February Song
Kasabian – Me Plus One
Lady Sovereign – Love Me Or Hate Me
The Little Ones – Oh MJ!
Louise Setara – Wrong Again
Mark Morrison - Dance 4 Me
Mark Ronson – Toxic / God Put A Smile On Your Face (10”) [Limited]
Mika – Grace Kelly
Million Billion – Volcano Season
My Federation - Honey Bee
Nas feat Will.I.Am - Hip Hop Is Dead
Nate James – Funkdefining (EP)
Nick Lachey - What's Left Of Me
Noisettes – Sister Rosetta (Capture The Spirit)
Paperlung – Do What You Will
Pink Grease – Carlights
Pop Levi – Sugar Assault Me Now
Protokoll – Paradoxon
Public Domain feat Lucia Holm - I Feel Love
Roger Sanchez - Lost
Sarah Nixey – When I’m Here With You
Seth Lakeman – King And Country
Switches - Drama Queen
Whitewater – Stay
Ying Yang Twins feat Wyclef Jean - Dangerous
I think the biggest threats are Fall Out Boy and Kasabian.
In my opinion people have picked the wrong song for the job in hand. It will not have any impact on the charts without airplay, and Pigsty will not get the airing. It's too long for your average radio dj who thinks that the world cannot go 4 minutes without hearing the sound of their voice.
I've never payed to download a song, so my knowledge is limited here. Am I correct in assuming that any song (album, single, b-sides) are available? If so, there are some classic nuggets tucked away on Morrissey b-sides. We all love Lucky Lisp (which I imagine you can download from Bona Drag), an example of an A side in the waiting, if ever I saw one. I can see no reason why this would not get airplay, apart from it being Morrissey that is! Same goes for Hairdresser.
Whatever is chosen, I suspect that I will be dipping my toe into this download purchasing sometime soon?
Last edited by Brel; January 21, 2007 at 01:36 PM. Reason: jiggery pokery
Objectionable when Sober. Abominable when Drunk.
The thought of using PayPal gives me hives, but if there's some other way to set up a UK-based collection through online credit card payments, I'd do that.
Has this kind of effort been organised (and worked) before?