Can my purchase yield a discount on the purchase of another music product?
There can be no contesting or incentives to the consumer to buy music in return for — or a chance to win access to — goods or experiences (whether virtual or actual), benefits or discounts of any kind. For the sake of clarity, the purchase of a music product (album, single, song/track, etc.) cannot yield a discount on the purchase of another music product.
Can I add another music item to my purchase and have that count towards charting?
An album can be promoted as an add-on sale to a merchandise item or ticket – not baked-in to merchandise or ticket. Customer would make clear choice to purchase an album on its own, as a separate item, and album purchase must not yield any benefits ...
Can I bundle multiple formats of the same album or single and report them?
Albums: Multiple formats of the same album can be bundled together (CD + Vinyl LP, CD + Digital Album, etc.). However, only one sale from each bundle is reportable. In a Physical + Digital Album combination, ONLY the physical sale is the reportable ...
What are the Existing Policies & 2022 Updates?
Merchandise and Ticket / Album Bundles: Album sales cannot be reported if bundled with merchandise or ticket to an artist event/concert – even if album and merchandise or ticket are available a la carte. Merchandise is essentially anything that is ...
Am I able to report boxed sets?
A physical format album (CD, vinyl LP, cassette, etc.) sold within a finished goods boxed set/boxed package (a package manufactured as a pre-set box, together with clearly artist/album-branded merchandise items, not a pre-pack of loose goods) can ...
Can I report music sales that are bundled with merchandise or a concert ticket?
Album sales cannot be reported if bundled with merchandise or ticket to an artist event/concert – even if album and merchandise or ticket are available a la carte. Merchandise is essentially anything that is not the album itself, including (but not ...