STACKING UP SALESTotal album and single sales...



Total album and single sales of CDs and cassettes for the week ended July 24, compared to week-ago and year-ago levels, in millions of units sold:

Latest week: Albums: 11.0 Singles: 2.0

Week-ago: Albums: 11.0 Singles: 2.0

Year-ago: Albums: 10.7 Singles: 2.7

Hits Magazine Tip of the Week

Disney-owned Hollywood Records is suddenly becoming a force in highly competitive battles to sign new bands. The label’s recent victory in the bidding war for the progressive rock group Into Another represents another 11th-hour coup for the label, which recently inked industry buzz band Seaweed. Seaweed rose to prominence on the Seattle-based Sub-Pop label.


Note: Hits magazine is a weekly music industry trade publication.

Source: Soundscan Inc.