Aguilera does exclusive deal with Target
This seems like a new trend that artists and retailers are setting where their albums are sold exclusively through one retailer. I understand how this benefits the retailers as customers are forced into their stores to purchase this specific CD. I am guessing this benefits the artists as they probably receive a huge amount of dough to have their albums at an exclusive chain.
Seems like this is spelling an end to CD stores such as HMV since who buys CDs anymore, and also they can't even get the rights to sell new albums.
Christina Aguilera has become the latest musical act to release an album exclusively through one retailer.
The multiplatinum singer announced Wednesday that her greatest hits CD Keeps Gettin' Better — A Decade of Hits will be released only at Target. The CD, out Nov. 11, will feature two new songs as well as rerecorded versions of two other hits, Genie in a Bottle and Beautiful.
The Genie in a Bottle singer is not the first one to deal exclusively with one retailer as The Eagles, Journey, and Garth Brooks dealt with Wal-Mart previously.
Aguilera is following a growing list of acts who have struck exclusive deals with retailers. Wal-Mart has had huge success with similar deals with The Eagles, Journey, and Garth Brooks; AC/DC's October release of Black Ice will be available only at Wal-Mart, its affiliated Sam's Club and the band's website. The Eagles comeback album, Long Road Out of Eden, was the third-best selling CD of 2007 with 2.6 million copies sold.
Artists and Corporations are re-inventing themselves to adapt to the world of itunes and mp3s. CD sales are definitely down, but this method of exclusive contracts and selling of CDs seems to work as The Eagles comeback album was the third-best selling CD of 2007 with a stunning 2.6 million copies sold.
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