Thursday, May 15, 2008
First Week Sales!
We came in a little under 4,100!
Doesn't sound like a ton, I know, but for the CCM market right now it is pretty great! We sold a ton on iTunes, too, which, again, for the Christian market is a great thing.
Just so there's no freaking out...in the Christian market, people find out about the album with the single going up the charts. The higher the single, the higher the number of plays, the higher the number of impressions, the higher the sales. So, for having a #18 single, it is pretty freaking great!
CCM has no centralized media...sure, there are websites that do great, but nothing like tv and mainstream radio marketing can do. Usually, people find CDs as they wander through the Christian book store OR (as I mentioned above) hear a song on Christian radio, find out who it is and buy it.
This is going to be a slow build and I'm glad...no Idol has ever come off and really done a grassroots thing: get in a van, travel the country, play, play, play, play and connect. That is what I'm gonna do. My label is pumped (it's their highest debut ever!) and distribution is pumped! Now, the more shows I play the more you'll see sales trickle in. Hopefully Empty Me can reach top 5 on the charts and then you'll see more sales than even this week. It's seriously all about the songs!
Thanks to everyone so far who bought the album! Now, tell a friend and let's sell some records!