The week leading into Mother’s Day is traditionally a big week for music sales. Not this year. Music was definitely not the gift of choice for 2017.
The big Mother’s Day titles for 2017 were meant to be Mark Vincent ‘A Tribute To Mario Lanza’ and Aled Jones ‘One Voice’. (Record labels apparently are under the impression that a woman’s music taste leaves the body with their first child).
The Mark Vincent album sold 2,562 copies across Australia last week. Aled Jones ‘One Voice’ did just 1,644.
Maybe the more contemporary music mothers whose music taste didn’t flush away with the plaenta were treated to some of the Bliss N Eso, Kendrick Lamar and Ed Sheeran titles higher up the chart.
By comparison, one year ago in 2016 Dami Im’s Carpenters covers album was shifting 4,128 copies leading into Mothers Day. Marina Prior and Mark Vincent’s ‘Together’ did 3,319.
In 2015 Josh Groban ‘Stages’ sold 6,255 and Human Nature ‘Jukebox’ did 2,527 sales.
For Mother’s Day 2014 Michael Buble ‘To Be Loved’ moved 6,697 copies and Harrison Craig’s ‘L.O.V.E.’ did 3,156.
The low album sales were not diluted by DVD sales. Adele ‘Live At The Royal Albert Hall’ was the number one music DVD with just 196 sales nationally. Andre Rieu ‘The Magic of Andre Rieu’ sold just 181 copies.