Category Archives: Digital Media

Using Shazam? Consider yourself in A&R for WMG

Posted by on February 19, 2014

Where and how you use apps and social media are starting to infiltrate the music industry even more than they already have. A few weeks ago, former Island Def Jam and Warner Music Group head Lyor Cohen’s new company, 300, announced that they’d partnered with Twitter to use their data to find out more about rising […]

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Physical album sales surpassed by digital for only 4th time

Posted by on February 12, 2014

It’s hard to believe that it’s happened so few times, but this week digital album sales beat physical CD sales for only the fourth time in history. You’ll read more about what sold later today in Metal by Numbers (spoiler alert, congrats Within Temptation!), but for the week ending February 2, a total of 22.99 million […]

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Grooveshark added to Google’s pirate busting filter

Posted by on July 24, 2013

Adding to its list of predators, Grooveshark is now on Google’s blacklist for anti-piracy searching filters. The search engine has eliminated the Autocomplete option for the music sharing site as it similarly has done for curse words and certain parts of the human anatomy. TorrentFreak first discovered the elimination. As they explain, Google’s piracy blacklist […]

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Trent Reznor Calls Out Streaming Services For Taking Advantage Of Artists

Posted by on June 26, 2013

Now that Nine Inch Nails is coming back with a new album and constantly changing lineup, Trent Reznor is making his way around the press circuit. However, during a recent radio interview on The Kevin & Bean Show, Reznor further discussed the new music streaming service he’s been working on with Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine […]

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Are There More Metalheads In Miami Than Any Other City?

Posted by on June 25, 2013

When you think of the biggest cities for metal, which ones come to mind? If you’re a concert booker, the largest markets (New York, Philly, Chicago, Boston) probably come to mind. If you think historically, there are many cities that have spawned metal scenes, like Athens GA, Richmond VA or Austin TX. However, Amazon today […]

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