Is The Post Office In The Music Business?

by Tamera H. Bennett The U.S. Postal Service teamed up with Concord Music Group and released a 13 track CD of holiday tunes that are distributed exclusively at Post Offices and via the USPS website.

The album charted at Number 3 on the Billboard album chart on its first week in the stores.  USPS purchased 170,000 units from Concord and 12,000 sold at retail the first week available.

Concord released a "Charlie Brown Christmas" compilation with the USPS three years ago.  Many of Concord's releases are currently sold via their relationship with Starbucks.

Great article here about the project.

Kudos to my paralegal Katherine Stimson for "spying" the CD's at the Post Office and researching the history.