The Importance Of Reporting Your Music Sales

As an independent musician, reporting music sales is a key component to getting a record deal

You need more than talent and great songs to be successful. If you want to make it in the music industry you must provide proof that you can sell records and make money. One way to establish credibility is by reporting your music sales to Soundscan.

What is Soundscan?

Soundscan sales reporting

SoundScan is the sales source for the Billboard music charts. It is a tracking system operated by the ACNielsen, that tracks sales of music and music video products throughout the United States and Canada. Weekly sales data is compiled and made available every Wednesday.

Why is this important?

When you report your music sales it demonstrates that you already have a following. It gives you the power to negotiate favorable record deals and puts you above the millions of artists who are not reporting their sales.

Getting Started…

PSI’s Artist Development service offering is a turn-key solution for independent musicians and labels. Let us handle all of the reporting, strategy, CD replication, and merchandise so you can concentrate on making great music.

Here is how we can help…

  • Sales Reporting: Nielsen/Soundscan/Billboard
  • Album Release Planning
  • Local Fan Engagement
  • Online/Social Media Fan Engagement
  • CD/DVD/VINYL Manufacturing
  • Band Merchandise/Swag
  • Printing: Posters, Show Flyers, Stickers and more

To learn more about Soundscan reporting and our additional Artist Development Services, contact a PSI representative!