Saturday, September 26, 2009

TALENTFILTER ARTIST UPDATE -- A few of our early artist tips have recently released new material, and we're really excited to report some impressive numbers...

Five Finger Death Punch, first tipped as an unsigned, unpublished act in February 2007, has just released their second full-length titled War Is the Answer. Early reports say that the album will debut in the Top 10 and will more than likely sell 40-45,000 copies in its first week.

Ingrid Michaelson, the 450,000th TALENTfilter artist to be signed since February 2007 (wink, wink), had her latest album, Everybody, debut at No. 1 on the iTunes Album Chart. In its first week, it sold over 22,000 copies. Ingrid's album Girls And Boys, which was independently released, has sold 278,000 copies in the U.S., and the follow-up Be OK LP sold 98,000 units. We first tipped you to Ms. Michaelson in May 2007.

Other TALENTfilter artists with nice sales stories lately include A Fine Frenzy's new Bomb In A Birdcage LP (#1 iTunes Album) and Elizabeth & The Catapult's Taller Children (#1 iTunes Singer-Songwriter Album).