Another 25 Year old independant female songwriter makes iTunes Top TenBy Don • Category: Inspiration, Songwriting Articles, Songwriting News
At the time of this writing, there is an unfamiliar face at the top of the iTunes Albums list – a songstress named Sara Bareilles and her album “Little Voice”. Some have said she sounds reminiscent of Fiona Apple.
The Wall Street Journal seemed to notice and did an article on her. The success point – according to the article – was the “variable pricing” model where new and unknown artists’ albums are sold at $6.99 instead of $9.99.
What the article fails to point out however is that her single Love Song was also iTunes Single of Week, which undoubtedly gave it a massive amount of exposure that pushed it over the top. It is hard to imagine she would be topping the iTunes Top Ten Albums unless that had happened.
So how does one become a FREE single of the week? Good question. There are only 52 weeks in a year so there are definitely a finite number of slots for new artists.
Regardless, it appears more and more iTunes is showing it’s clout as a medium that makes and breaks bands.
Does that scare you?
Source: Wall Street Journal