"New" dropped to 17th place (last week was 4th) in the official italian chart.
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RE: "NEW" marketing
The album entered the top ten in the charts of almost all nations. But pubblicity was made only in Usa and Uk. Altough the publicity in these two country, the album did better or had the same result in countries where he didn't have shows, interviews on television or on radio... So, my conclusion is: - New is 3th in Usa and 4th in Uk where Paul did some merchandise. -New is 4th in Italy, 2nd in France.... Where he didn't have any merchandise (I'm sure for Italy where I live). So, this numbers make me understand that the merchandise in Usa and Uk didn't work, as he had better results in countries where he didn't play on the street and where there is even the obstacle of the language and local singers. As for Itunes...i don't think that I tunes shop gives a free banner to artists. Maybe I'm wrong, but I think that artists have to buy the banner! After few days the new's banner in italian Itunes disappeard and New dropped from 4th position to 47th position. I'm sorry because this is one of the best McCartney solo album. Maybe the best. But how can people buy it if they don't know of its existance?
RE: New in the Charts Thread
Never seen a number 1 album of McCartney in my life as I was too young at the time of Tug of War. That would be a satisfation but there aren't any chances. Maybe if McCartney had chosen to remain in EMI or an important distribution. Radios don't play too much music from little discgraphic labels and by reading in this place I understand that Macca distribution is "indipendent". However this album is doing very good. I see in France, according to amazon fr. and apple store fr. sells more than pearl jam! Why only in France? In this time (while i'm writing) in Italy, both in Amazon and in apple store it., New is third wich is however a very good place. What is bad to have any chance to reach number one is even the price of deluxe album. It's the more expensive album in the top ten of itunes and this is not a good thing for young people and occasionally buyers. This price let me understand that Paul himself didn't want to reach number 1.