Did singing the national anthem boost Diva Joyce’s record sales?main
Despite prime time network TV, oodles of print media and an international social media hoopla, Joyce DiDonato’s current album sold just 86 copies in the US last week, coming in at number 15, two spots behind the Danish String Quartet.
The only album that sold in respectable numbers – 3,952 – was an Andrea Bocelli rehash compilation.
This is, by any measure, profoundly depressing for the music industry.
What does an artist have to do nowadays to sell records?