Mozart Box Set is 2016’s Best-Selling CD Release

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  1. Melody Bot

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    The 200-disc Mozart box set is 2016’s best-selling CD release.


    Mozart 225: The New Complete Edition has shifted 1.25 million total CDs in the five weeks since its Oct. 28 release, according to Universal Music Group. The collection is formidable in every sense. It comprises a whopping 200 CDs, presenting every work by the classical great; features the talents of 600 world-class soloists and 60 orchestras, and plays for a total of 240 hours (not to mention the many hours of additional reading materials bundled in).

     
  2. a nice person

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    *Also not to mention the many hours of changing the discs
     
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  3. Shrek

    look how old that fuckin cat is Prestigious

    For the lazy, this is only 6,250 units. If we put that against the rough average price of $350, that is roughly $2,187,500 in revenue. Divide that by your standard going rate of $9.99 for a standard full-length record, and you'd get 218,969 units shifted in five weeks. I think this Mozart kid might have been on to something. I am also aware that those statistics got increasingly irrelevant but they are fun to play around with.

    I am bummed that there is not a vinyl release of this, just for the sheer magnitude of the task that would be housing 200+ LPs and attaching a price tag that isn't equivalent to a mortgage.
     
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  5. kpatrickwood

    Give what you can. Supporter

    Fucking sell out.
     
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  6. carlosonthedrums

    Cooler than a polar bear's toenails Prestigious

    "Too many notes."
     
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  7. Bayside 182

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    Yeah but it's just covers
     
  8. honkytonk

    Narcissism on narcotics

    Stoked for the B-Sides album!
     
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  9. ConArdist

    Subgenres Should Die

    Wow. Cool! Mozart's a BAMF w/ absolutely bangin' jams. For real, though. I adore classical.
     
  10. ConArdist

    Subgenres Should Die

    Gah, you're such a mean, mean man! :-)
     
  11. shawnhyphenray

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    Are they seriously counting each of the 200 discs in that number? Because if so, that really shouldn't count then
     
  12. Shrek

    look how old that fuckin cat is Prestigious

    They are, but they're making it very clear that they are, referring to the amount of discs sold rather than units, and who can blame them? It's a $300+ dollar box set of 200+ year old compositions, there's really not a reference point to measure this against. Closest thing I can think of is the Beatles remaster box and even that is just so different.