Thursday, May 1, 2008

Billboard Bulletin 05-01-08

From Billboard Bulletin.

First Day Sales Put Madonna On Track For 7th No. 1

Madonna is on track to net her seventh No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Hard Candy" (Warner Bros.) tops Nielsen SoundScan's Building chart, released yesterday afternoon (April 30).

Mariah Carey Remains Atop Billboard 200

Despite a 61% decline in sales, Mariah Carey's Island Def Jam set "E=MC2" remains atop The Billboard 200 for a second straight week.

House Committee Passes PRO IP Bill

The House Judiciary Committee yesterday passed by voice vote the Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act, called the PRO IP Act, without amendment.

Coldplay Shifts 600,000 Downloads In 24 Hours

Coldplay's decision to offer its "Violet Hill" as a free download has unsurprisingly generated massive interest.

Management Firm IE Buys Stake In This Is Music

London-based artist management firm ie:music, which guides the career of Robbie Williams, among others, has bought an undisclosed equity stake in rival This is Music.


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