Clap - based in Brooklyn and Philadelphia - have already sold nearly 17,000 copies of their self-released debut, all thanks to word-of-mouth. And while major-label artists make only about a buck a record, the Clap guys are making a whopping eight dollars per disc - putting their take so far at more than $130,000. Not too shabby for an album recorded for less than ten grand and distributed by the band itself via countless trips to the post office.
That is amazing. 17,000 units without a label. I imagine that they're raking in even more $$$ from touring. Headlining Irving Plaza on New Year's Eve? Damn. Not bad at all.