If a tree falls in the woods, does anybody hear it? If an independent artist sells the most albums of the week, does anybody report on it?
Apparently notâ€¦Tom MacDonald has actually sold (not streamed or TikTok’ed) the most units during the reporting week of March 4-March 11 of his new collaborative album The Brave with Adam Calhoun. It moved 48,000-plus physical copies (in three days), which Tom and partner and video director Nova Rockafeller personally sent out (complete with UPC codes). Digitally, it reached #1 on the iTunes Overall Top Albums Chart in the U.S. According toHeadline Planet, it “shot to #1 on the store’s all-genre sales chart,” leapfrogging even the Disney and Lin Manuel-Miranda juggernaut Encanto Soundtrack. It notably marked the first time Tom has released an album digitally in addition to his staggering physical sales model. // Continue to the full article