Before a Session
Run by Nielsen, Soundscan is the official method of tracking sales of music and music video products throughout the United States and Canada. They have been tracking sales since March of 1991. It is a common misconception that RIAA uses the Soundscan information to track sales and certify Gold and Platinum sales etc. They do not. On the other hand, Billboard uses the Soundscan information to create their music charts.
This is the second installment of a series about Album Credits. As this is just to help brainstorming, I will just make a list that recommended album credits to include on the artwork. Hopefully this will help you remember to try to include everyone that worked on your product.
- Album Title
I'm starting a several week installment talking about album credits. Artwork on an album cover provides much more than just a pretty package to catch the eye of a browsing music fan. It provides a place to tell a little more about your work, lyrics and production of the project.