Just before the end of the year, in a rant about CD sales declining, I made the bold prediction that it wouldn’t be long before some musician has a hit recording exclusively from downloads.

It took less than a month to happen.

The band Koopa, with no label behind it and only online distribution, landed a song at number 31 on this week’s pop music charts.

Of course, this happened in the UK, where whatever organization that keeps track of such things started counting digital sales in the rankings as of January 1st.

It also takes a much smaller number of sales to get on their pop charts.

But in the forecasting business, as the cable talking heads prove every day, precision is not required. A hit is a hit.

Now, if I could just figure out how to make a living from my newly-found predictive powers. :-)

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