CIMS Weekly Chart : Week Ending 7/9/2015

 


CIMS Weekly Chart

Week Ending 7/9/2015
 
Greetings,

Our apologies for this chart being so late--we're working out the bugs in the new schedule. Our plan going forward is to have the chart out on Tuesday since we get our numbers on Monday afternoon. To say this is has been a chaotic week for data-gathering is a vast understatement, but we hope all that will improve as we go along. Speaking of data, our friends at BuzzAngle have provided some information on the first week of Friday releases and the numbers are alarming. Let’s hope this is a blip and that sales return soon to pre-GSD levels.

We would also like to congratulate Stephen Judge on being elected to the Music Biz Board of directors. Stephen owns two Schoolkids Records locations in North Carolina, which are both CIMS stores. He also runs a record label and publishes Blurt Magazine. Also elected to the board was Bryan Burkert who owns The Sound Garden and a couple of clubs in Baltimore. Bryan’s store is in the DORS Coalition. Congratulations, Bryan.

Michael


Timeframe: Tuesday Sales Analysis

Indpendent Music Stores Album Sales
Week Over Week Sales for July 7th, 2015 vs June 30, 2015: -19%
Year Over Year Sales for July 7th, 2015 vs July 8th, 2014: -26%

Overall Album Sales (Physical/Digital)
Week Over Week Sales for July 7th, 2015 vs June 30, 2015: -28%
Year Over Year Sales for July 7th, 2015 vs July 8th, 2014: N/A

Timeframe: Friday Sales Analysis

Indpendent Music Stores Album Sales
Week Over Week Sales for July 10th, 2015 vs July 3, 2015: -30%
Year Over Year Sales for July 10th, 2015 vs July 11th, 2014: -14%

Overall Album Sales (Physical/Digital)
Week Over Week Sales for July 10th, 2015 vs July 3, 2015: -15%
Year Over Year Sales for July 10th, 2015 vs July 11th, 2014: N/A



Michael Bunnell 
Executive Director 
Coalition of Independent Music Stores 
ThinkIndie Distribution 
The Record Exchange 
1105 W. Idaho Street 
Boise, ID 83702 
208.761.3155 cell 
208.343.0107 x3 office 
208.322.8051 fax