New-folk sales shooting up after everyone got to see them with Bob Dylan
UPDATED – The Grammy Award performance of British folk group Mumford & Sons had dramatic effect on their sales.
It was so easy to pick up the CD for $9.99 and videos from iTunes.
Mumford and Sons, The Avett Brothers and Bob Dylan on The Grammy Awards 2011
As fast as I embed this video, some a***le takes it down. Is it Bob Dylan’s Sheriff being a jerk, the Grammy’s or what? Don’t they know YouTube builds audience. Besides all the major labels are getting big kickbacks, I mean advertising revenue from YouTube now.
According to Bob Lefsetz their sales are way up
“Mumford & Sons
“Sigh No More” – 31,189 +156%
“Little Lion Man” – 42,664 +88%
“The Cave” – 37,899 +114%
Just checked. Mumford’s album is STILL number one on iTunes.
What does this tell us? Quality triumphs over spectacle.
And that Top Forty beats is a business, but not the only one.
Real music has returned. Played on acoustic instruments. You can argue about the songs, the genre, but you can’t complain about the dancing or the singing to tape or all the stuff music fans have been complaining about for DECADES!
This is the revolution. We’re in it.
Forget about genres. Just be good.
Follow your muse. We’re waiting for you.
Meanwhile, the big winner of the night, Arcade Fire, is only number 3 on iTunes. Winning isn’t everything, especially on the Grammys.