Thursday, May 10, 2012
Home brew #1 next mon?
Today's NZ Herald Timeout entertainment section congratulates Homebrew on entering the album charts at number one - " Selling your album to every punter who came to a marathon 48 hour album release party was a savvy idea."
Except the cutoff for the charts is on Thursday. Meaning Homebrew's album was on sale for only two and a half days (iTunes on Tues, JB Hifi on Wed and others) and still hit number one. Those album sales at their album release party at the weekend will be counted this week, if they had organised to get them included and met the relevant criteria for chart returns.
UPDATED I have had it confirmed by Homebrew's distributor/label that they will be including album sales at the release party in the chart returns this week.