a A musical collaboration between Donald Trump and a private choir jailed for alleged involvement in the January 6 riots has sold 22,500 digital downloads in the 11 days since its release, according to a music analysis firm.
“Justice for All,” by Trump and the J6 Prison Choir, debuted March 3. The track inserts “The Star-Spangled Banner,” in which the former president recites the Pledge of Allegiance, sung by an inmate in a Washington, D.C. prison. Trump is personally involved in the project.
By next Friday, truck Achieved top spot in the iTunes Store, which measures the number of times a song has been purchased. By that date, the song had sold 4,800 digital downloads on iTunes and other retailers, according to tracking service Luminate (formerly Nielsen). maintain. “I think it’s a fair amount of downloads,” said a music technology business executive unrelated to the release, who asked not to be named given the song’s controversial nature.
Music executives have pointed out that consumers are moving away from downloading songs and choosing to stream them instead. streamed 600,000 times on demand in audio and video. “It’s not a big deal,” said the music executive. “I often see really popular songs that get millions of streams in the first few days. That’s less impressive than a download.” It wasn’t enough to rank on Spotify’s streaming charts.
The song did not even reach the Billboard charts. However, former Trump administration official Kash Patel’s publicist Erika Knight, who was involved in the recording, said she expects to see the song on multiple charts when it’s released next week.
Knight claimed that sales for the $100 vinyl version were “substantial,” but declined to disclose actual sales figures.
“Justice for All” is priced at $1.29 on the iTunes Store. The benefit will benefit the families of those jailed for their alleged role in the Capitol riot.