Tag: metal

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Metal streaming service Gimme Radio launches new iOS app

We’ve been wondering about the potential for single-genre streaming services for a while now, with classical (through companies like Primephonic and Grammofy – one of the first areas to explore the idea. Now it’s...
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Crossfaith invites fans to unlock new track… by headbanging

Japanese metal band Crossfaith are encouraging fans to headbang in their own homes with a marketing campaign for their new EP ‘Freedom’. Launched by label Sony Music and agency Ogilvy & Mather, the campaign gets fans...
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Breaking metal bands in 2017: Spotify, social media, vinyl and more

“Kids know their shit. You could talk to a 17 year-old who has looked at their music through Spotify, and they will know more about Carcass than I fucking do! Because they just absorb all this music, all the time.” Merlin...
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Sony Music buys metal label Century Media Records

After rumours in recent days, Sony Music has confirmed that it’s buying German metal label Century Media Records, in a deal reportedly worth $20m. The label’s owner Robert Kampf will remain in place as CEO of Century,...
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Metal label Century Media pulls its artists out of Spotify (sort of)

It's been a while since the last hoo-ha around Spotify and artist payouts, but metal label Century Media is reigniting the row, announcing that it is pulling its catalogue from the streaming music service. "Spotify in its...