I Know Everything - Chapter 419
Chapter 419: So That’s Why!
It wasn’t only them that couldn’t figure it out.
Lu Xiaofeng’s fans also couldn’t figure it out as the news came too suddenly and they were caught off guard.
Why was this so?
This went against the norm and normally it was impossible for it to be cold online sales and hot hard copies sales.
After all, the same products had always been sold better when it was cheaper than the expensive ones.
Not to mention that the three major music platforms could be accessed from all over china while the hard copies must be bought from a record shop.
Online albums could also be bought with a tap of a finger, how convenient was that?
But now, the more convenient model didn’t sell that much while the more troublesome way sold more, wasn’t that strange?
Besides, someone pointed out something that everyone else overlooked.
You could buy the album online at any time.
But what about physical albums?
It was from 9 to 21 if the shop opened for a long time.
It was 12 hours of sales at most, which was completely incomparable to the 24/7 online!
So selling 100k hard copies was a very impressive feat.
In order to uncover the secret behind it, a clever news anchor brought her crew in front of a record shop to interview people.
“Uncle, why are you buying ‘Comeback’?”
“Because I like the songs! You young people don’t understand the songs… Anyways, I liked them since they sang it on TV. I had to do something yesterday so I’m coming to buy today and thankfully there’s still some.”
“Aunty, how about you?”
“The songs in ‘Comeback’ can’t be understood by people that don’t have a certain age and experiences. You don’t understand what it’s like to think of someone because of a song, and then not feel like talking for half a day! I just happen to have those memories, those past, and if I don’t buy it to reminiscence, wouldn’t it mean I’m too old?”
“And then you, Uncle?”
“I love that English song the most and although I don’t understand it, I feel sad hearing it but in my sadness, there’s hope and perseverance. Isn’t it like our life? Even if we face tough situations, we have to go on.”
“Uncle, why are you in such a hurry?”
“I already went to the shops in Changfan and Beitao roads but the album was sold out. What am I gonna do if I can’t find one? The people who bought it yesterday were all showing it off to me!”
“Am I right to say that this is the favorite album of people in their middle age?”
“I think it should be, because many of my friends have bought it. They were all music lovers before but they got older and got more responsibilities so they put it aside for the time. Honestly, the songs by Comeback bring back our memories.”
Many people understood the situation after seeing the report.
So that’s why!
Many people on the internet kept saying the songs weren’t for them, that they didn’t like them, so it wasn’t well received.
Although those songs weren’t suitable for them, it was suitable for middle aged people!
The ratings of ‘Godly Singer’ were very high and it wasn’t only watched by young people as middle people watched it too!
However, they didn’t take surveys online or cared about what happened online so not much was heard from them.
The same was when buying albums.
Basically, those people were the one that used to support Su Mo crazily.
They were still used to buying hard copies and putting them into their CD lector as they slowly listened and savored the music.
That was why the middle aged populace went all to buy it when the album was released.
This situation was particularly prominent in big cities where the album was sold the best.
The album was sold out in many shops yesterday and had to move the goods from the shops surrounding the big cities.
So selling 102,653 wasn’t surprising.
Middle aged people had the most power and wealth in the society so there was no doubt in their spending power.
Even 30 yuan the album was nothing to them.
Thus, selling 93,277 the next day and selling almost 200k in two days was no longer surprising.
Lu Xiaofeng once again cemented his spot as best songwriter in the county.
People that bragged about Sister Xiaofeng’s skills increased again.
Those guys that came out with their critics and sarcastic remarks on the first day didn’t dare to pop out anymore no matter how much they got whipped and shat on.
The two days of great hard copies sales had completely slapped their faces swollen, how could they dare come out.
They resented those middle aged people.
You are all in your 40s or 50s, why are you buying albums instead of health products!?
The Comeback members’ mood got better with the great sales and Lei Daxuan was no longer as depressed as he was on the first day.
There was more good news.
A planner had contacted Shui Qingshan for a concert.
It couldn’t be helped as they didn’t have an agent and only Shui Qingshan could handle that.
There were actually two ways to do a concert.
The first way was to have their own record company to organize the concert.
The other was the planners who contacted and hired singers, then paying them one time.
As for the profit of the concert, it had nothing to do with them.
But don’t they think they were easy to take advantage of as they were all people with experiences and they would probably even earn more than you.
Five planners came to talk to them.
The lowest was 30 million for 5 concerts in 3 cities.
The biggest was 75 million for 15 concerts in 7 cities.
It was all after tax.
Shui Qingshan talked with everyone and if they wanted to start a concert, it must be before late December passed.
After all, the Spring Festival this year would be in early February.
It was only 20 days.
So they must hurry.
Striking when iron was hot implied also in music.
So they all unanimously accepted the 75 million offer.
If the concerts did well and the people came this time, they would arrange bigger concerts during summer.
As for the songs they would perform, it was easy.
In addition to the 10 songs in ‘Comeback’, they could also sing the songs Chen Huan wrote for Zhou Changshou.
Taking advantage of the time, they could also go find two or three news songs so they could surprise the people.
They could also pick up songs from Tang Yuan, Steed and other rock singers, they would get 40 songs easily.
If the response to the concerts weren’t good, they wouldn’t do concerts next year and only take commercial performance and price it based on the number of songs.
Actually, Shui Qingshan wasn’t very interested in that but Lei Daxuan was very eager.
Everyone knew that Lei Daxuan wanted to work so their band of brothers could make some money and also repay them for taking care of him.
Shui Qingshan pondered that the other three wasn’t that wealthy and that it would be very problematic if something similar happened again so it was better to take this opportunity to accumulate some wealth for their future retirement.
That was why they would be busy for the next year.
Shui Qianyu would make at most two or three appearances during the Spring Festival but would participate more when it was summer vacation.
She didn’t do it for the money or because she wanted to go but they would pay more if she participated.
Seeing how excited her dad and uncles were, the haughty Shui Qianyu naturally would help them.
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