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Journey catalog track becomes first to 2 million downloads, legally

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 09 Nov 2008 12:51 User comments (2)

Journey catalog track becomes first to 2 million downloads, legally According to Nielsen SoundScan, the Journey track "Don't Stop Believin'", originally released in 1981, has become the first catalog digital download in history to reach the 2 million sold milestone.
"Believin'" is at 2.03 million downloads since it reached legal download services in April 2003 and has seen increased popularity through famous placements such as during the final scene of "The Sopranos" and in episodes of "Family Guy" and "Laguna Beach." The recent addition of a new lead singer and a tour has also helped bring the song back into the spotlight.

"They are one of the most important artists we have,"
Sony Music Entertainment Commercial Music Group president John Ingrassia says. "We're constantly working with the band and our team to create new products or highlight the catalog."

Ingrassia added, "We always do search engine marketing and promotion through the Web sites of TV shows or other partners, but now we can go to DSPs (digital service providers) and say, 'We can do a lot more with this if you'll work with us.'"

Well done Journey.

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2 user comments

19.11.2008 15:45

Just a small town girl...

210.11.2008 12:25

Congrats to Journey. I still have a hard time putting his face with that voice :P

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