Talk:Nielsen SoundScan

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"jobs Friday[edit]

Nielsen SoundScan began tracking sales data for Nielsen since March 1, 1991 (jobs Friday).

What is "jobs Friday"? I couldn't find any mention of it anywhere else. Consider deleting. --140.247.0.72 (talk) 06:02, 26 March 2013 (UTC)

Those below the 10th listing are fictional[edit]

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 [http://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=22680] 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. 60.234.242.196 (talk) 21:45, 4 January 2008 (UTC)

Removed as 2008 data has came out (top 10 only) 60.234.242.196 (talk) 07:09, 9 January 2008 (UTC)

any studies on how Soundscan changed the industry?[edit]

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:
http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/record-numbers-how-soundscan-has-changed-the-landscape/Content?oid=887500
http://books.google.ca/books?id=BIp60FGwMK4C&pg=PT22&lpg=PT22&dq=soundscan+%22alternative+music%22&source=bl&ots=2WiE_hzOZw&sig=SuGHB3ODGGuVPwBVOLheRaOUr7o&hl=en&sa=X&ei=wwITVKXCGIKKyATbpoCQAQ&ved=0CBoQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=soundscan%20%22alternative%20music%22&f=false
AllGloryToTheHypnotoad (talk) 14:30, 12 September 2014 (UTC)


External link[edit]

The link "http://www.soundscan.com/" at the end of the article gives a 404 error and ends up on Nielsen's website. 134.214.198.186 (talk) 16:05, 3 November 2015 (UTC)