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Billboard announces new chart rules: No more merch & ticket bundles

Blue Lagoon
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Under the new rules, which will be implemented at a start date to be announced, all albums bundled with either merchandise or concert tickets must be promoted as an add-on to those purchases in order to be counted on the charts. Those included as part of a baked-in, single-price option (along with the merchandise or ticket), with the album cost undisclosed to the consumer, will no longer be counted. It is Billboard’s belief that the resulting charts will more accurately reflect consumer choice.

In addition, Billboard will no longer allow sales of physical albums or singles that are bundled with digital downloads to be reported as digital sales, thereby eliminating the practice of “spontaneous” non-manufactured items being used to influence first-week chart rankings. Only when the physical item -- ostensibly what the consumer is buying -- is shipped, will it be counted in Billboard’s official tallies.

The practice of selling vinyl, CDs and other physical releases that won’t be manufactured and shipped to consumers for weeks or months -- while offering a digital download that can be redeemed instantly -- has become widespread as of late, with artists including Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and 6ix9ine all recently using the tactic to boost their chart positions. The latest rule changes will render that tactic ineffectual.

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Majora

Sorry Katy :nick:

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Babel

It doesn’t make sense to me. The album apparently would come as a gift for buying the concert ticket, it’s still fraudulent imo. 

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FATCAT

If labels knew this was happening early it might explain why the CB was left up in the air for so long. If it's just delayed then they can still get those sweet sweet album bundle deals locked in.

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Leoj305
6 minutes ago, Heracross said:

Sorry Katy :nick:

Isn’t she dropping in august ? 

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weed

what about merch? so many shirts and etc come w the album, but I guess if they offer without the album that is the choice?

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derpmonster
4 minutes ago, Leoj305 said:

Isn’t she dropping in august ? 

There's no way she'd announce dates before October 2 tho :poot:

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mr.peter
18 minutes ago, weed said:

what about merch? so many shirts and etc come w the album, but I guess if they offer without the album that is the choice?

Thats why they have the rule, that the merch must be available to purchased w/o the album in order to count

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Hyperballad

at least we got Chromatica before this :yennefer:

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buzzkill

Well, the sales number will decrease soooooo much  :saladga:

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buzzkill
1 hour ago, derpmonster said:

There's no way she'd announce dates before October 2 tho :poot:

But i think the show doesnt have to be due oct 2, only the sale has to happen before oct 2, isnt it?

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ProjectJoanne
4 minutes ago, PopEmergency said:

was hoping for @ProjectJoanne to get that next album to BB#1 with forced JockStrap bundles :bradley:

There was something wrong with the shipments so everything had to be canceled, just like Earth :billie:

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