Category Archives: Digital Media

Amazon offering $5 digital metal albums

Posted by on December 25, 2014

If you got an Amazon gift card this holiday season, head over to for a great deal on heavy metal digital music. The Amazon MP3 store has around 500 metal albums on sale for just $5, including recent releases like The Satanist by Behemoth, Deathless by Revocation, and Siren Charms by In Flames. They’ve got plenty of oldies, too, from […]

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It’s official: Apple purchases Beats Music

Posted by on May 28, 2014

It was probably the worst kept secret of the month. However, Apple has officially announced it has purchased Beats Music and Beats Electronics, its largest acquisition to date. Apple will acquire both the subscription streaming music service and the electronics branch for the price of $3 billion ($2.6 billion in cash, and $400 million in […]

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Twitter might be buying SoundCloud [Update: or not]

Posted by on May 20, 2014

So what’s next for Twitter apart from having people freaking out over what t-shirts pop stars wear? Apparently, it could be making another attempt at incorporating music as the company is reportedly considering acquiring SoundCloud. Twitter previously tried making a move into music last year with the Twitter Music app but, frankly, no one really […]

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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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