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What are sales of ambient albums described as? (platinum, gold, ???)

1 million = platinum
500k = gold

I've always joked that my album sales are more in the "aluminum" or "tin" level.   Anyone else describe their sales in similar ways?
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Wait.. where do I click "The random question asker is an idiot" again?  ;)

Well.. given that Platinum has an atomic mass of 195,08 u and Gold has 196,97 u, my record sales must be somewhat like Lawrencium with an atomic mass of 260 u.
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I don't think my sales rate any kind of metal at all; more like Hydrogen.
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Sausage.

Impressive - considering world-wide sausage sales...

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I don't think my sales rate any kind of metal at all; more like Hydrogen.

Yes - Lighter than air gases seem like appropriate elements to use for ambient.
Perhaps with methane at the lower end of the scale. This would probably line up with Loren's suggestion.  :-X

And for the best out-of-print album - unobtainium.   :P

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I read recently that the number one CD of the year sold something like 2.6 million copies, and that 2-10 sold less than 2 million each.  With that in mind, those of us making $26 a year off royalties shouldn't feel so bad.  At least I'm not spending hundreds of thousands to sell a hundred thousand.

Ambient awards:

Best Ambient Disc:  a bag of fresh air
Best Dark Ambient Disc:  a bag of coal
Best Industrial Disc:  a bag of smog
Longest Ambient disc:  a pair of scissors

(I can get Tedlar bags of air where I work)

For sales:

0-25:  The "you've got a few friends" award
25-50:  The "website actually worked" award
50-100:  The "guys in the cubicles are really impressed" award
100-1000:  The "you can redo the kitchen" award
1000-infinity:  The "Look out Robert Rich" award
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Re: RQ013: What are sales of ambient albums described as? (platinum, gold, ???)
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2010, 09:59:37 AM »

For sales:

100-1000:  The "you can redo the kitchen" award

Me thinks you are being a bit over generous here. Based upon my experience this catagory should be changed to "you can now finally fix the broken ceiling fan in the bedroom."  ;D
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Re: RQ013: What are sales of ambient albums described as? (platinum, gold, ???)
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2010, 10:59:38 AM »
Wayne... I *love* your list.

However, I agree with Loren... and I need to pick on another one...

50-100:  The "guys in the cubicles are really impressed" award

The only thing any of the people near me in my cubicle think of my music is "Neato!  You write horror film music".   And 50-100 compared to whatever millions people usually think albums sell ... lol... :-)

And unfortunately - most people that come into my cubicle and can hear my music... have a tendency to not ask "oh cool -what music are you listening to..."  but rather...  "hey - is your computer broken?  It's making some weird sounds..."

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Re: RQ013: What are sales of ambient albums described as? (platinum, gold, ???)
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2010, 11:23:45 AM »
gimme a break.  a: I have a small kitchen and b: I'm not in a cubical environment.

it's a working list
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Re: RQ013: What are sales of ambient albums described as? (platinum, gold, ???)
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2010, 12:23:34 PM »
Lol at everything.
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Re: RQ013: What are sales of ambient albums described as? (platinum, gold, ???)
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2010, 01:53:11 PM »
How about this way of rating ambient album sales:-

1) A cup of tea

2) A cup of cold tea

3) Without milk or sugar

4) Or tea

5) And out of a cracked cup an' all :D :D
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Re: RQ013: What are sales of ambient albums described as? (platinum, gold, ???)
« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2010, 10:47:08 PM »
Random Question #13

What are sales of ambient albums described as? (platinum, gold, ???)

sales?

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Re: RQ013: What are sales of ambient albums described as? (platinum, gold, ???)
« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2010, 06:38:19 AM »
Unobtanium?

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Re: RQ013: What are sales of ambient albums described as? (platinum, gold, ???)
« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2010, 06:44:09 AM »
I think my releases are a "Noble Gas".
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Re: RQ013: What are sales of ambient albums described as? (platinum, gold, ???)
« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2010, 09:27:18 PM »
More than 1,000 sold= cellophane
500=plastic
<100=no-oneseverheardofim-ium (new atomic element yet undiscovered)