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Old 09-05-2013, 18:20
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From RIAA website:

"Epic Records artist Cher Lloyd her second RIAA Gold for “Oath” (“Want U Back” is currently RIAA 2x multi-Platinum)"

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Old 09-05-2013, 18:54
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"Haters will BROADCAST your FAILURES, but whisper your success."
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Old 09-05-2013, 18:56
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Congratulations to her!
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Old 09-05-2013, 19:03
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FINALLY! I just love this song ^^ Congrats Cher

Cher will receive her award for her second US single 'Oath' selling over 500,000 copies tonight http://www.billboard.com/biz/article...-gold-platinum
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Old 09-05-2013, 20:16
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Yay! Apparently there has been some rule change about how things are certified in the US to take account of streaming and You Tube views, meaning in Oath's case it's put it over the new 500k sales equivalent threshold.

Surprising really it did do relatively well in sales terms, (bear in mind UK platinum status is 300k by way of comparison) given it never really took off in the charts really. Still it's not the chart position Epic will be focused on as much as the cash it earns so this is all to the good, even if she needs another hit fairly pronto from the new album later this year.

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Old 09-05-2013, 20:28
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Not CHOUR LLORD racking up DEM HITS.

Where are your faves, though....???? I can't see them?!?!?!? Where are they at?!?!?!?!? Are they busy watching their polyurethane certifications gathering dust????? That is the question!?!?!?
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Old 09-05-2013, 20:34
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Not CHOUR LLORD racking up DEM HITS.

Where are your faves, though....???? I can't see them?!?!?!? Where are they at?!?!?!?!? Are they busy watching their polyurethane certifications gathering dust????? That is the question!?!?!?
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Old 09-05-2013, 20:51
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Yay! Apparently there has been some rule change about how things are certified in the US to take account of streaming and You Tube views, meaning in Oath's case it's put it over the new 500k sales equivalent threshold.

Surprising really it did do relatively well in sales terms, (bear in mind UK platinum status is 300k by way of comparison) given it never really took off in the charts really. Still it's not the chart position Epic will be focused on as much as the cash it earns so this is all to the good, even if she needs another hit fairly pronto from the new album later this year.

Guest starring on Big Time Rush on US TV tonight too.
Was about to say - the record only got to No 73.

Not convinced about the Youtube thing - one person can view several times racking up popularity that dosent exist surely - 10,000 views can be 1,000 different people or 10,000 different people. Cant see how it constitutes a sale - would you buy a I-Tunes sale 100 times - probably not. I would be interested to know what the physical CD & I-Tunes sales in that figure.
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Old 09-05-2013, 21:01
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Was about to say - the record only got to No 73.

Not convinced about the Youtube thing - one person can view several times racking up popularity that dosent exist surely - 10,000 views can be 1,000 different people or 10,000 different people. Cant see how it constitutes a sale - would you buy a I-Tunes sale 100 times - probably not. I would be interested to know what the physical CD & I-Tunes sales in that figure.
According to a reliable French website skyrock it had sold 443k downloads in the US as of last week.

Vevo views pay out at $ 0.007 per time. Doesn't matter whether it's one person viewing a million times or a million people once, still pays out. She's on a total of 270 million in total. Not sure about Oaths share in that but it's many millions. Seems likely streaming/views reclassification added just over 10 percent to its total then
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Old 09-05-2013, 21:02
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Not many i would'nt have thought.
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Old 09-05-2013, 21:06
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According to a reliable French website skyrock it had sold 443k downloads in the US as of last week.

Vevo views pay out at $ 0.007 per time. Doesn't matter whether it's one person viewing a million times or a million people once, still pays out. She's on a total of 270 million in total. Not sure about Oaths share in that but it's many millions. Seems likely streaming/views reclassification added just over 10 percent to its total then
23,619,000 Vevo views for Oath as of today. Just checked.
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Old 09-05-2013, 21:16
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According to a reliable French website skyrock it had sold 443k downloads in the US as of last week.

Vevo views pay out at $ 0.007 per time. Doesn't matter whether it's one person viewing a million times or a million people once, still pays out. She's on a total of 270 million in total. Not sure about Oaths share in that but it's many millions. Seems likely streaming/views reclassification added just over 10 percent to its total then
Perhaps I am just getting old - but I just feel that it makes sales comparisons with older records where this didnt apply a bit useless as well as chart positions. Still feel the Youtube thing is not a true judge of popularity as it can be manipulated too easily.
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Old 09-05-2013, 21:16
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There are a lot of daft people around if they want to look at that.
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Old 09-05-2013, 21:25
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Perhaps I am just getting old - but I just feel that it makes sales comparisons with older records where this didnt apply a bit useless as well as chart positions. Still feel the Youtube thing is not a true judge of popularity as it can be manipulated too easily.
Take your point but technology changes. Nobody "consumes" music via 45's, 78's, or phonographs do they so they're not counted. Many people " consume" via you tube now hence it pays out due to its adverts ( I assume ). 270 million is well over a £ million. God knows what 1D are making from Vevo alone?!
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Old 09-05-2013, 21:25
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There are a lot of daft people around if they want to look at that.
23,619,000 to be exact. So far.
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Old 09-05-2013, 21:44
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Must be very worrying for artists that do make good music.
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Old 09-05-2013, 21:49
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Must be very worrying for artists that do make good music.
Why exactly?
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Old 09-05-2013, 22:10
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What does Cher Lloyd actually do other than rap. She is unable ot sing a single note in tune. There are superb singers Like Laura Mvula and Lianne La Havas who have more talent in their little fingers, but dont get anywhere near the amoutn of attention that Miss Lloyd gets.
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Old 09-05-2013, 22:13
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What does Cher Lloyd actually do other than rap. She is unable ot sing a single note in tune. There are superb singers Like Laura Mvula and Lianne La Havas who have more talent in their little fingers, but dont get anywhere near the amoutn of attention that Miss Lloyd gets.
It's one thing being a good singer, it's another thing having something special.
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Old 09-05-2013, 22:14
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What does Cher Lloyd actually do other than rap. She is unable ot sing a single note in tune. There are superb singers Like Laura Mvula and Lianne La Havas who have more talent in their little fingers, but dont get anywhere near the amoutn of attention that Miss Lloyd gets.
X factor (as in " it " rather than the programme). Being a good singer on its own isn't enough. Hence the farce that is the Voice. It's not all about the voice, never was, never will be,
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Old 09-05-2013, 22:20
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You are having a laugh.
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Old 09-05-2013, 22:28
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You are having a laugh.
Nope. Stating the b****g obvious. Loads of decent singers about. It's not enough on its own.
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Old 09-05-2013, 22:44
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Its very depressing for all those artists who can actually sing. They must wonder why they bother if people like buying mediocrity.
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Old 09-05-2013, 22:51
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Its very depressing for all those artists who can actually sing. They must wonder why they bother if people like buying mediocrity.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I like Cher's singing, others don't, fair enough. However, " mediocrity " " real music" " proper artists" etc etc is just opinion not fact. Listen I wish Gamu , for instance, the very best ( you seem a fan ), but claiming she has "talent" whereas others have "less" is just opinion not fact. Hopefully there's space and a market for her and others.
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Old 09-05-2013, 23:02
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Fair enough points. Music is subjective, and it would be dull if we all liked the same artists.
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