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Old 14-09-2021, 08:31
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For my contribution to gaming the chart, I’ve been playing the album on Spotify rather than listening to my local library… 61 streams so far apparently, does that count as another unit towards sales yet? (I think I already know the answer here…)
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Old 14-09-2021, 08:37
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For my contribution to gaming the chart, I’ve been playing the album on Spotify rather than listening to my local library… 61 streams so far apparently, does that count as another unit towards sales yet? (I think I already know the answer here…)
You need to listen to the album start to finish 100 times to get 1 album 'sale'

Deep inside Manics HQ I'd imagine there are racks of servers, crunching bitcoins and listening to TUVL on repeat
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Old 14-09-2021, 09:03
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Tickets going begging for that acoustic gig in October...

https://www.banquetrecords.com/manic...B%29/MSP201021
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Old 14-09-2021, 09:06
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Right, got the LP + 7" + Pryzm ticket, hooray! This brings me to 5 Manics gigs this year (if I make them all, deities willing, etc). I haven't done that many in a single year for ages (if ever!)

Weirdly, I had to leave a comment on the ordering page before they'd let me through to payment - it seemed to suggest that this was going to be a message on a signed record? Anyway, I just wrote "Stay beautiful!" of course

Okay, now I'm off to stream TUVL another 9784 times.

Edit (I'm all about the edits today): If it is going to be signed, I should have put my name there, shouldn't I? Never mind!
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Old 14-09-2021, 09:16
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Weirdly, I had to leave a comment on the ordering page before they'd let me through to payment - it seemed to suggest that this was going to be a message on a signed record? Anyway, I just wrote "Stay beautiful!" of course
On another page on the site they say that this box is for any question you might have in the Q&A. They definitely don't make it clear though.
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Old 14-09-2021, 09:17
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I keep listening to the album on Spotify. I read somewhere that 1,500 plays of any song count as a sale towards that particular album. Not sure how it all work really. Hopefully the band can hang on for a No.1 but we'll see.
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Old 14-09-2021, 09:22
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On another page on the site they say that this box is for any question you might have in the Q&A. They definitely don't make it clear though.
Ah, gotcha! No, it certainly wasn't clear. Looks like I just told the Manics to stay beautiful then
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Old 14-09-2021, 09:23
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1,500 plays of any song count as a sale towards that particular album.
Maybe this is why Nicky included his minute-long demos on the Spotify album. We see you and your repeat button, Wire.
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Old 14-09-2021, 10:01
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Steps have dropped the price of their CD to £4.99 on Amazon. Nicky needs to give away a cassette of his jazz album with TUVL. I want it on the website first thing in the morning and I want it signed by Sean as Happyfeet. I don’t care if he’s gone to bed, wake him up and get it done. Let’s not mess about here.

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Steps are on This Morning today. The Manics need to respond by getting themselves on Loose Women.
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Old 14-09-2021, 10:22
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Oh dear gap is now just 1k.
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Old 14-09-2021, 10:33
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The chart finishes on Thursday night, right? Expect hitherto unseen levels of signed tat to be offered
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Old 14-09-2021, 10:42
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Where's the cheapest chart eligible place to buy an MP3 album these days?
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Oh dear gap is now just 1k.
Oh no, such a shame. I know the charts mean nothing but it would be nice for them to get a number 1 album.
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Old 14-09-2021, 11:16
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This is going to come across as a really naive question but....what difference does it make, really? Why would having a no.1 album help them? Other than it being a nice thing to say they've had and something to stick on the adverts?

Is there any genuine financial, contractual, whatever benefit to having a no 1 album?
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Old 14-09-2021, 11:21
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Financial, yes because it equates to more sales.

Speculation follows:

I believe the biggest benefit is the additional coverage it will give them, see for example Mogwai whose number 1 album earlier in the year was a major talking point for a while and probably contributed to their nomination for the Mercury (it is a bloody good album but that's hardly new for them).

It raises their profile temporarily, may help them get playlisted on radio and streaming services and will probably please their record company, which is never a bad thing.
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