Why would you waste your money on shit? When it comes to music it probably happens far too often. Here is an interesting tidbit on where the music industry stands today. Ever heard of a band called Cake? Well, my friends, Cake’s newest release was the #1 album this week (in America). Cake! Not a Metallica, Taylor Swift, nor a Snoop Dogg caliber band/artist, but Cake! A little quirky fun band from Sacramento, California.
Now I know Cake’s music pretty well. I have two of their CDs, they play great at parties…fun, fairly neutral for a varied audience. They are quirky and catchy, but this week Cake’s new release debuted at #1. That is quite an accomplishment. Cake has a niche market. I don’t even think Cake started with the intention of taking the world by storm,yet they are #1 this week. Interestingly enough, they made #1 with the record lowest sales ever for a #1 album (about 44,000 copies sold). What does that say about the music industry today?
I think Cake got incredibly lucky to release an album during a week when no other major act released an album. But also, consumers are starting not to care anymore. Why is that? Because music sucks these days. Why do you think the #1 one band this week only sold 44,000 copies?