Nielsen SoundScan began tracking sales data for Nielsen since March 1, 1991 (jobs Friday).
"Soundscan is the official method of tracking sales of music and music video" -- What does this mean? Some public office has endorsed its use? Perhaps "de facto standard method" would make more sense... — Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 16:54, 4 January 2012 (UTC)
Where is this about?
There's no indication of where this system operates, till we suddenly read: Nielsen SoundScan also tracks sales data for singles and albums in Canada as well. I tentatively infer that what precedes this refers to the US. Can somebody knowledgable about this (not me!) rewrite less ambiguously? Thanks. -- Hoary 04:41, 18 September 2005 (UTC)
Accessing the data
is there any way to access this data like you can with RIAA gold/platinum stats? Dr. Trey 11:13, 21 March 2006 (UTC)
- I would also like to know this. ◄ИΞШSΜΛЯΞ► 03:14, 27 March 2006 (UTC)
- Yes this article says nothing referring to how this information is extracted from Nielsen. I'll put a stub at top of article, hopefully someone can find out this information. I am having problems locating this answer via google. Hackajar 08:14, 30 July 2006 (UTC)
Thousands or decimal separators?
The commas in the Top Selling Albums section are a bit ambiguous... A decimal would make more sense considering that it concerns American album sales only, but that's just my opinion. D'Agosta 21:01, 2 June 2007 (UTC)
Those below the 10th listing are fictional
There is no referencing to show where this data came from, and therefore the list is presenting figures as facts. Although it is a forum so cannot be referenced, the following shows a breakdown of sales per annum [] till 2007 and ties in closely to previous charts and press releases from Soundscan since 1999. Refer Best-selling albums in the United States since Nielsen SoundScan tracking began where you can see the albums shunted off the bottom. Therefore this data should be removed. At the moment I will add a dispute and citation required to the page, but unless references are added - it needs to go. 188.8.131.52 (talk) 21:45, 4 January 2008 (UTC)
any studies on how Soundscan changed the industry?
Anyone know if there are any studies or articles on how Soundscan actually transformed the industry, in terms of promotion and charts? It seems to have eliminated a major source of chart fraud, and "alternative music" such as Nirvana's Nevermind suspiciously exploded onto the charts precisely after the Billboard Hot 100 Soundscan transition. In fact I read something in a Nirvana book (by Azerrad, I think) about how promoters used Soundscan data to get "Teen Spirit" playlisted - they'd phone the stations, note that the station had already added (e.g.) Def Leppard, and then point out that Nevermind was blowing away Def Leppard in local sales. I would suspect someone somewhere must have done a fantastic study of the transformative impact of Soundscan on the industry, esp. promotion and charts. Any idea? AllGloryToTheHypnotoad (talk) 14:08, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
- Hey! Found some articles on the topic:
- AllGloryToTheHypnotoad (talk) 14:30, 12 September 2014 (UTC)