Tuesday, October 24, 2006

22 vs. 66

In his blog today, Seth Godin noted that Virgin Records recently released a greatest hits record from Cracker, a band they'd kicked off their label. Cracker, knowing that Virgin was going to release such a record, release a greatest hits album of their own on the same day. Now, that was creative timing!

Seth noted that "The indie edition is ranked 22,000. That's approximately 30 times the sell rate of the Virgin edition at 66,000." Now, I'm not sure where he's getting those numbers, but if those are Amazon.com numbers, the indie edition is not selling at 30 times the sell rate of the Virgin edition. Perhaps double, but certainly not 30 times.
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