LOS ANGELES (Desperation Records) - Desperation Records and Nettwerk Music
Group are pleased to announce that Barenaked Ladies
did $978,127.99 in first week music sales from their new album BARENAKED LADIES ARE ME.
Understanding this sales figure requires looking beyond the numbers on the charts. BNL released their album on their own artist-run label, Desperation Records, in multiple formats, from physical cds to digital albums, deluxe editions, USB flash drives, ring tones, multi-tracks for remixing, streams, etc. Not only is revenue generated from all of these outlets, but also the percentage the band actually sees is significantly higher since they own their Intellectual Property.
Additionally, when you combine the digital sales of Barenaked Ladies Are Me and Barenaked Ladies Are Me Deluxe Edition, BNL actually hits as the No 4 digital seller in the US and No 3 in Canada.