January 15, 2009: Tom Silverman (TommyBoy Entertainment) tells Rick Goetz (Musician Coaching - great blog by the way) that in 2008, 1,500 releases broke the “obscurity line” (sold over 10,000 albums).
Out of the 1,500 obscurity-breaking releases, 227 artists broke the “obscurity line” for the first time ever.
Out of the 227 first-timers, 14 artists did it own their own; approximately 106 were signed to a major; the rest were signed to indies.
Check out Tom Silverman’s New Music Seminar in LA on February 2nd.
To be completely correct, the title above should have said: “1,500 releases break the “obscurity line” each year.” No more posting late night for me. Too many errors and typos.