Archive for September 3, 2011

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Article: LiL Wayne Breaks Record In 4 Days With The Carter IV

Less than three weeks after the U.S. iTunes Store’s single-week album sales record was broken by  & ‘s “Watch the Throne,” it’s been smashed again — by ‘s new “Tha Carter IV.”

“Carter” has sold over 300,000 downloads via iTunes in only its first four days of release, according to Cash Money/Universal Republic Records. That outpaces the 290,000 that “Throne” moved through iTunes in its entire first week.



“Carter’s” achievement is all the more impressive as it’s available through all digital and physical retailers, not just iTunes. Comparatively, “Throne” was sold exclusively through iTunes for its first four days of release.


Further, “Carter IV” is on its way to an overall first-week start of more than 850,000 copies — digital and physical sales combined — so say industry prognosticators. The tracking week ends on Sunday night, Sept. 4. We’ll have the final, official Nielsen SoundScan weekly sales figures on Wednesday morning, Sept. 7. Billboard.com

Article: Green Day’s Armstrong Gets Kicked Off Plane For Baggy Pants.

Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong says his sagging pants cost him a seat on a Southwest Airlines flight.

The singer-guitarist for the San Francisco Bay area band sent a  on Thursday expressing his indignation at being tossed from an Oakland-to-Burbank flight for wearing his trousers too low.

“Just got kicked off a southwest flight because my pants sagged too low! What the fuck? No joke!” he wrote.

An ABC7 news producer who was on the same flight told the station that a flight attendant approached Armstrong as the plane was getting ready to take off and asked him to hike his pants higher. The producer, Cindy Qiu, says Armstrong initially responded by asking the attendant if there weren’t “better things to do than worry about that?”

But the attendant persisted and told Armstrong he could be ejected for his refusal to comply. When Armstrong insisted he was just trying to get to his seat, he and a traveling companion were taken off the plane.

Southwest spokesman Brad Hawkins released a statement saying Armstrong was allowed onto the next flight to Burbank and had told a customer relations agent who contacted him he had no further complaints.

“As soon as we became aware of what had happened, we reached out to apologize for this Customer’s experience,” the statement read. “He elected to take the next flight. We followed up with this Customer and involved Employees to get more details and, in our latest conversations, understand from the Customer the situation was resolved to his satisfaction.”
Deshon Marman, a University of New Mexico football player, was arrested at San Francisco International Airport in June when he allegedly refused a U.S. Airways attendant request for him to pull up his low-riding pants and, later, the captain’s order to leave the plane. Filmmaker Kevin Smith was kicked off of a Southwest flight last year for allegedly being too overweight and posing a security risk. Billboard.com

Industry Tips & Advice: Street Teams: Band Promotion & Marketing

Learn how to use street teams to get the word out and get marketing and promotion tips for your band in this music business video.

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