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vi5 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-17-06 02:26 PM
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19. Wasn't Harvest Moon 10 years ago?
Edited on Wed May-17-06 02:29 PM by vi5
He's popular, as are a lot of boomer rockers. But having a "hit" nowadays means more than driving album sales. A hit nowadays means a younger artist whose face is plastered on MTV, whose record has tie-ins with other products, who get teens to the store to buy tons of other records by the hot new bands. My point is Best Buy and similar stores make more money placing emphasis on younger skewing bands than they do older skewing ones. There are exceptions but I just don't think in this case it's anything nefarious as the original poster implied. As someone else in here pointed out, the Rock Against Bush compilation was featured prominently in every Best Buy I was in when that album was out. Not because of some political stand, but because that record had a bunch of teen appealing mall punk bands on it.

Also a lot of times placement is based off of record label co-op advertising dollars.
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