0News: Indie Labels Grab Record Market Share

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According to Billboard SoundScan mid-year numbers provided by A2IM, report, indie labels hit a record high with 34.4% of the overall market share based on master ownership (not distribution). That’s up from last year’s mid-year mark of 32.9%. Top selling independent label artists so far this year include:

 

(noted in album/TEA sales)

 

Mumford & Sons – 1.1M albums (Glassnote Records, combined album totals for all their releases)

 

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – 670k albums (Macklemore, LLC)\

 

The Lumineers – 660K albums (Dualtone Music Group)

 

Taylor Swift – 635K albums

 

Jason Aldean – 310K albums (Broken Bow)

 

Vampire Weekend – 275K albums (The Beggars Group)

 

Alabama Shakes – 250K albums (ATO Records)

 

Queens of the Stone Age – 150K albums (Matador Records)

 

[Al Lindstrom]

 

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