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Call of Duty MW3 is biggest Entertainment Launch of all time

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Released on 8th of November in USA and UK, Activision’s Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 saw sales of 6.5 million copies in just 24 hours - producing a record first day takings of around $400 million.

In comparison, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt II which is the record daily film box office, took $91 million on its first day. Music sales are not recorded on a daily basis typically, the best data we have is in terms of weekly sales statistics. It’s somewhat strange to report ...

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Lady Gaga Tops Forbes' World's Most Powerful Celebrities List

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As with any Chart-based data, it’s the underlying algorithms and qualitative decision-making which is usually key. In terms of public ’Hype-Meters’, I doubt there’s many that have not at least heard the name Lady Gaga - her contemporary influence is pretty pervasive, as this accolade attests to.

The 5 Key Criteria for Forbes’ Celebrity 100 List:

  • Pay: Annual Earnings
  • Money Rank: Overall Wealth Ranking
  • TV/Radio Rank: Minutes of exposure / coverage on TV and Radio
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BBC ends Big Weekend live coverage with a bang - great and varied set from Lady Gaga

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As I often do, I caught the odd snippet of live coverage of the first of the big summer festivals - BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend, this time from Carlisle. I made sure I ’tuned-in’ online for the main headline act - Gaga, and I was not disappointed as she played most of her hits, plus a smattering of new material, some jazzy numbers, a couple of ballads and a latin track - Lady Gaga entered in heavily pregnant guise inside a gold coffin, nice touches included dedication of ’...

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YouTube challenges MTV's Music Video Hegemony with a chart of its own

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As MTV continues to move further and further away from its original roots in music video, and become more of a mainstream programme production company, the door has been left open for another to seize the lead in Music Videos.

I have written several times before about YouTube's relatively recent role as a springboard for new and up-and-coming musicians. A smart pop promo increases the chances of success exponentially for pretty much any song or track. It used to be the case that MySpace was the ...

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