Artists’ mu­sic sales spike af­ter Junos

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - ENTERTAINMENT -

CANA­DIAN artists saw a boost in dig­i­tal and al­bum sales af­ter the 2012 Juno Awards cer­e­mony, some with an in­crease of at least dou­ble, ac­cord­ing to a CTV news re­lease.

Feist, who took home artist of the year hon­ours, saw her al­bum sales grow 100 per cent, while sales for Lights, City and Colour, and Dan Man­gan all rose by at least 50 per cent since the April 1 cer­e­mony rec­og­niz­ing the best in Cana­dian mu­sic.

On­line sales also have in­creased sig­nif­i­cantly for sev­eral artists.

Sim­ple Plan, which per­formed at the gala, saw on­line sales of the track Sum­mer Par­adise sky­rocket 182 per cent. City and Colour’s sales also wit­nessed a dra­matic in­crease of 104 per cent for their track, The Grand Op­ti­mist.

A num­ber of artists across a broad range of gen­res ben­e­fited from the boost in dig­i­tal sales, in­clud­ing folk-rock­ers Blue Rodeo, DJ dead­mau5, and rock bands Hed­ley and Nickelback.

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