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    Thu, 20 Jan 2011 12:48:16

    Cake Debuts at #1 But... - ...It only sells 44,000 copies

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    Congrats to Cake for debuting Showroom of Compassion at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 sales chart. It's a huge honor for the longtime band to debut at #1 and they certainly deserve a high five for this accolade which belongs on their resume. But one cannot overlook the fact that the record only sold 44,000 copies, which is the lowest tally for a #1 record on the chart in the SoundScan era, which began in 1991.

    That means record sales are at an all-time low. It's terrifying.

    So do the music business a favor this week: buy a record. Don't download it for free. Purchase it. If you created something, would you just give it away for free?

    Did you check out Cake's Showroom of Compassion?

    —Amy Sciarretto

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