From: Randy Saaf <>
Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2007 16:42:46 -0700

Hi Ethan:


I think you can infer a number of things from the early data. 50 Cent
does seem to have a "deeper" record and Kanye is more top-heavy at this
point. However, Kanye had a song that went from nothing to 16 in a
couple days. 50's top song is only at 26. Kanye's top two songs are at
40 and 47 which is a significant percentage above 50's.


Both albums leaked around the same time, and there was significant
activity around Kanye. Not much changed with 50 activity post leak.
Either people were not chomping at the bit for the 50 cent leak, they
already have the 5 songs they wanted because they have been out there
months, or people have not generally realized it has leaked yet.


This might be a classic battle of a deep album vs. a single heavy album.






From: Karp, Ethan []
Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2007 1:41 PM
To: Randy Saaf; Benjamin, David
Cc: Jay Mairs; Octavio Herrera; Ben Grodsky; Gilberto Vargas
Subject: RE:


Thanks for putting this together-- so you're saying that the 50 Cent
release seems to be a "deeper" record in terms of popular tracks on p2p
but that Kanye's is more top-heavy, atleast at this point?



From: Randy Saaf []
Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2007 9:22 PM
To: Benjamin, David; Karp, Ethan; Bell, Christopher; Horton, Christopher
Cc: Jay Mairs; Octavio Herrera; Ben Grodsky; Gilberto Vargas

Hi David:


I wanted to follow up on your data questions from last week using our
new system. As you can see from these charts I generated at there was not much new activity with 50 Cent, but
Kanye saw some good activity. Kanye's two singles are very very
popular. At the bottom of the email, I put in a chart for Fergie for a
relative comparison. If they theory is that singles sell albums, then
Kanye should outsell Fergie and should kill 50 Cent. 50 has more songs
that are a little popular but no blow out singles.


I also included a graph of the Kanye album post leak with the singles
removed. I did this because the singles can drown out the granularity
of the non-singles. You can really see his songs Bittersweet and Barry
Bonds take off past the other songs.


There are not very many days of data yet, so no conclusions should be
drawn. Also, the charts are a lot easier to look at online. I
encourage everyone to play with the system. Gilbert (CCed on this
email) is available for as much customer support as you need.











Kanye's album data with the singles removed. Bittersweet blew up from
nothing to a pretty good score.





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