2023 Updates in Methodology and Provider Coverage

2023 Updates in Methodology and Provider Coverage

In 2023 Luminate made a number of updates in both methodology and provider coverage.  These may affect data analyses such as trending or year-over-year comparisons.

The following describes the methodology update:

Week 1, 2024
Retirement of weighted data modeling applied to physical music sales (CDs, Vinyl, Cassettes) in the independent retail sector.

The following are the updates to our provider coverage that occurred in 2023:

Week

Provider Name

Type

Notes

13

Even Better

US Internet/Mail Order

New reporter

13

Hello82

US Non-Traditional Retailer

New reporter

15

Oppang K-Pop Store Raleigh

US Non-Traditional Retailer

New reporter

17

Guestroom Records

US Independent Retailer

Resuming reporter

19

KPOP Zone (Colorado)

US Non-Traditional Retailer

New reporter

19

Stinkweeds

US Independent Retailer

Resuming reporter

21

Dearborn Music

US Independent Retailer

Resuming reporter

21

KPOP NARA MI

US Non-Traditional Retailer

New reporter

21

KPOP NARA NYC

US Non-Traditional Retailer

New reporter

22

Amperfan

US Non-Traditional Retailer

New reporter

23

Kawaii Gifts

US Non-Traditional Retailer

New reporter

23

Seoul Nami

US Non-Traditional Retailer

New reporter

23

Melon

On-Demand Audio/Video streaming data and digital Sales for South Korea included in our Global dataset and in HOTW Korea

New Reporter

23

Melon

Digital sales for South Korea

New Reporter

24

KPOP Nara (Chicago)

US Non-Traditional Retailer

New reporter

25

K-Pop N More, LLC

US Non-Traditional Retailer

New reporter

25

RGV KPop Shop

US Non-Traditional Retailer

New reporter

29

Kork

US Non-Traditional Retailer

New reporter

29

Volume Music

US Independent Retailer

New reporter

30

FLO

On-Demand Audio/Video streaming data for South Korea included in our Global dataset and in HOTW Korea

New reporter

34

Musicplant

US Internet/Mail Order

New reporter

35

Pink Beat K-Pop Shop

US Non-Traditional Retailer

New reporter

38

KPOP Nara (Woodfield)

US Non-Traditional Retailer

New reporter

38

Legacy

US Independent Retailer

Resuming reporter

38

Anghami

On-Demand Audio/Video streaming data for  United Arab Emirates,  Bahrain,  Algeria,  Egypt,  Iraq,  Jordan,  Kuwait,  Lebanon,  Morocco,  Oman,  Palestine,  Qatar,  Saudi Arabia,  Tunisia,  Yemen - Included in our Global data set

New reporter

39

The Loyalist

US Internet/Mail Order

New reporter

40

The Vinyl Groove Records

US Independent Retailer

New reporter

41

Hub City Vinyl

US Independent Retailer

New reporter

42

Factory Records

US Independent Retailer

New reporter

42

Oppang K-Pop Charlotte

US Non-Traditional Retailer

New reporter

43

Empire

US Internet/Mail Order

New reporter

44

Dollar General

US Non-Traditional Retailer

New reporter

44

Kloud KPop

US Non-Traditional Retailer

New reporter

44

Retrofit Records

US Independent Retailer

New reporter

46

K Music Central

US Internet/Mail Order

New reporter

46

KPOP Nara - NJ

US Non-Traditional Retailer

New reporter

46

Merch Connection

US Internet/Mail Order

Resuming reporter

46

Retrofit Records

US Internet/Mail Order

New reporter

46

Underground Sounds

US Independent Retailer

New reporter

46

Wax Trax Records

US Independent Retailer

New reporter

47

Boo Boo Records

US Independent Retailer

Resuming reporter

47

Rock and Roll HoF

US Non-Traditional Retailer

New reporter

48

Puscifer

US Independent Retailer

Resuming reporter

50

KPOPPIA

US Internet/Mail Order

New reporter

50

Puscifer

US Internet/Mail Order

Resuming reporter


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