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Category Archives: Geeking Out

Study: 71% Of Unsigned Artists Still Want A Label Deal

Posted by on November 13, 2012

If there’s one thing the current musical climate has taught us, it’s that there aren’t as many gatekeepers as there used to be. A motivated artist can record a studio-quality album in their living room for the price of a computer and some time and get it on all major online music services for free. […]

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Music Revenue Had Its First Increase In Seven Years

Posted by on March 27, 2012

Regular readers of Metal Insider know that last year was a good one for the beleaguered music industry, with the first annual increase in units sold since 2004. Now there’s more good news for the industry, according to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). It turns out that 2011 also had its first increase in actual […]

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Last.fm Listeners Like The Metal

Posted by on October 1, 2010

When I was an intern, I made lots of copies. Really, that’s pretty much all I remember about my internship. Also, when I interned at WMMR’s metal show (R.I.P. Rockers!), I once had the honor of making coffee for King Diamond. At any rate, an intern at music service Last.fm did a project during his […]

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NARM Gets Metal: Bill Wilson On Convention’s First “Metal Meetup”

Posted by on April 30, 2010

NARM (or the National Association of Recording Merchandisers) is an association for music industry professionals that’s been around for more than 50 years. Their annual convention is taking place this year in Chicago from May 14-16. What’s that have to do with metal? Well for the first time, they’re having a “Metal Meetup,” which will […]

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Billboard Charts Changing To Reflect Catalog Titles

Posted by on November 12, 2009

In a move that surprised chart watchers and could have an impact on how new music charts, earlier this week Billboard Magazine announced that their Billboard 200 chart will change significantly starting with the December 5 issue. With that week’s chart, catalog albums will appear alongside current albums on the list, which ranks the top 200 albums sold that week. Currently any […]

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