25,000 copies sold

That’s what it takes to make the #1 spot on the UK pop charts.

That’s 25% or less than what it used to take.

You can publish a New York Times hardcover fiction bestseller and sell just 5,000 copies in a week to reach the same milestone.

More and more, it takes less and less to be #1. That’s because the market is wider and flatter than in any time in history. In other words, the bestselling book, song, beer and car is "other."

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