Ducktails edged out Titus Andronicus for #1 most added this week. I imagine both are destined for top five but it feels like they might miss out on #1 with Tame Impala most likely holding the spot down for a while and next weeks big add Mac Demarco taking over after that. But hey, I never saw Bully coming so I am sure they both have a chance.
I really want to take a minute though to talk about promotions. I love a good contest or promotion for a record. One of my favorites back in the day, and I may of mentioned this before, is when we gave away A whole HAM for the band Jettingham. It was a record on Universal and they had money to burn it would seem. It was a huge success. Turns out college kids loved the idea of winning a ham. I bring this up because there was a promotion earlier this week that I would of totally missed this had 3 other promotion companies not brought it to my attention. Apparently for the project Jack and Eliza--Gentle Warnings they sent out Pizzas with the initials of the band. Here is one of the stations
and here is another,
Not surprisingly the record had its best week on the charts going from #32 to #19 in its 4th week on the chart. It is not untypical for a bad to jump a bunch in it's fourth week but the pizza promotion does raise some questions.
Is it payola?
The Wikipedia definition of payola can be found here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Payola
The simple google definition is here