Thursday, June 21, 2007

Traveling Wilburys Chart Positions

The Traveling Wilburys Collection is a runaway hit with music fans this summer.

Following its number one positions on the UK album chart, IRMA album chart, Australian album chart, Amazon's pre-order and sales list, and Apple's iTunes, the collection debuted at number nine and number one on the Billboard album and digital album charts, respectively.

This is an amazing accomplishment considering that the Deluxe edition was out of stock on nearly every major online distributor's website (e.g. Amazon, Best Buy, etc.) just one day after its release, and had very limited retail distribution (read no Starbucks displays). What's even more amazing is that this is a three-disc collection.

Although, you must admit, selling music at Starbucks is an excellent idea that has worked well for Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, and the Police, among others. How else can you get music in front of over 40 million customers every week?

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Traveling Wilburys Collection Tops The Charts!

It took 19 years but the once-stationary people have finally arrived. The Traveling Wilburys found their way to the number one position on the UK Album Charts with the release of The Traveling Wilburys Collection.

It's no surprise, given the excitement surrounding the reissue of one of the finest albums in the rock era. The highly-anticipated collection has held the number one position on Amazon's pre-order and sales list, as well as Apple's iTunes.

Friday, June 15, 2007

If You Belonged to Me

(I'd) be happy as I could be if you belonged to me. - Bob Dylan

These words are being spoken by Wilburys fans everywhere who are having a hard time finding the just-released Traveling Wilburys Collection (Deluxe Edition).

Since the set was first offered on, it rocketed to the number one position on its pre-order and sales list, followed by a number one ranking on Apple's iTunes.

It seems that Rhino underestimated demand (at least for the Deluxe Edition) and has had to short pre-orders to distributors. If you're one of the lucky 50,000 to have already received the set, congratulations for breaking my heart. I'm still looking for mine.