What Are The Oddest Ways Artists Are Releasing Their Music?

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As the Wu-Tang Clan prepares to release a new album, the group’s unconventional dissemination plan is getting more attention than the fact that new music is on the way. The venerable hip-hop collective is creating one pressing of its LP, with the single copy being presented to fans as a traveling museum exhibit.

As novel as that strategy may be, members of the Wu aren’t the only artists who’ve tried to one-up the industry by playing around with standard distribution methods. Who else has gotten creative with album formats?

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The Numbers Are In: Adele, Gotye And Jack White Top Year-End Sales Charts

Nielsen SoundScan numbers are in and the final tallies have been arrived at, and so it seems that 2012′s biggest sellers are Gotye, Jack White and of course Adele. Is anybody surprised?

Taylor Swift put up a good fight late in the year, as did One Direction (who have two albums ranking in the top five) and Mumford & Sons. But once again none could top Adele, whose much beloved 2011 album 21 sold another 4.41 million copies this year to top year-end album sales for the second year in a row (just as she did on iTunes). The blustery Brit’s staying power is impressive, but we can’t imagine that there are enough people left of this earth of ours still sans 21 to enable her to keep this up for a third year. But perhaps she could put out a new album that might earn her another two years at the top?

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