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Indie Labels Grab Record 34.4% Market Share

image from www.rollogrady.comAccording to Billboard SoundScan mid-year numbers provided by A2IM, report, indie labels hit a record high with 34.4% of the overall market share based on master ownership (not distribution). That's up from last year's mid-year mark of 32.9%. Top selling independent label artists so far this year include:

(noted in album/TEA sales)

  • Mumford & Sons - 1.1M albums (Glassnote Records, combined album totals for all their releases)
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - 670k albums (Macklemore, LLC)\
  • The Lumineers - 660K albums (Dualtone Music Group)
  • Taylor Swift - 635K albums 
  • Jason Aldean - 310K albums (Broken Bow) 
  • Vampire Weekend - 275K albums (The Beggars Group)
  • Alabama Shakes - 250K albums (ATO Records)
  • Queens of the Stone Age - 150K albums (Matador Records)
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