industry news:
Turns Out Anthrax Are Playing to Much Smaller Crowds Than You Might Think
They're one of the Big 4, they must be playing to several thousands of people, right?

POSTED: 02/10/2016 - 10:55 pm

Report: Electric Guitar & Amp Sales Are Heavily Down, Acoustic Guitar & Pedal Sales Have Strongly Increased
Boss still dominating the market...

POSTED: 02/02/2016 - 12:19 am

Earnings & Attendance: How Much Money Tool, King Crimson, Trivium + More Made From Recent Gigs
Also, late Scott Weiland, Mastodon, and more.

POSTED: 01/27/2016 - 10:10 pm

Sales of Old Albums Have Overtaken Sales of New Albums in the US
Catalog albums are selling more than new releases.

POSTED: 01/19/2016 - 11:08 am

Guitar Center Threatening to Fire Employees Unless They Sign a Contract Vowing Not to Sue the Company
Sign an arbitration agreement by Friday or you're out, employee says.

POSTED: 01/18/2016 - 08:14 pm

UK Proposes 10-Year Prison Terms for Copyright Infringement
Public strongly opposes the idea.

POSTED: 01/16/2016 - 11:30 am

Wayne Static's Widow Found Dead of an Apparent Suicide
She was 33 years old.

POSTED: 01/15/2016 - 04:45 am

6 Things You Didn't Know About the Music Industry (That Actually Apply to You)
Also, tips on how to make money online through music...

POSTED: 01/10/2016 - 09:15 pm

Metal Manager Offers Detailed Rundown of How Much Money Metal Bands Make These Days
The man says those Thy Art Is Murder numbers seem wrong.

POSTED: 01/04/2016 - 10:57 pm

Top 10 Best-Selling Hard Rock and Metal Albums of 2015
According to the official Billboard data.

POSTED: 12/28/2015 - 11:22 pm

2015 in Concerts: Top 12 Highest-Earning + Top 12 Lowest-Earning Rock and Metal Shows of 2015
Based on the official Boxscore data.

POSTED: 12/22/2015 - 11:55 am

Pandora Boss Blames Steve Jobs and iTunes for 'Eviscerating Music Industry'
"The download was supposed to save it - that didn't happen."

POSTED: 12/15/2015 - 01:13 pm

Earnings & Attendance: How Much Money Pearl Jam, Muse, Godsmack, Mastodon + More Grossed at Recent Shows
Also, Puscifer, Breaking Benjamin, Soulfly, and more.

POSTED: 12/09/2015 - 08:13 pm

Fun Fact: RHCP and U2 Divide Their Royalties Equally Regardless of Each Member's Contributions
Meaning that every member gets equal money from songwriting credits.

POSTED: 12/08/2015 - 09:34 pm

Cloud Storage Back-Ups of Personal Music Collections Made Illegal in the UK
If you're storing your music online, you're now breaking the law.

POSTED: 11/30/2015 - 01:54 pm

More People Have Searched for Adele's Lyrics on Google Than for Torrents or Streams
In other news, "25" has topped the iTunes charts in 110 countries.

POSTED: 11/28/2015 - 01:04 pm

Earnings & Attendance: How Much Money Van Halen, Butcher Babies, Puscifer + More Grossed at Recent Shows
Also, Breaking Benjamin, Rise Against, GWAR, and more.

POSTED: 11/25/2015 - 10:33 pm

Google Giving Away Free Copies of Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' to Celebrate Album's 33rd Anniversary
US residents have until November 27th to back a free copy of the iconic record.

POSTED: 11/21/2015 - 12:43 pm

Earnings & Attendance: How Much Money Rush, Opeth, Slash, Mastodon and More Grossed at Recent Shows
Also - KISS, Korn, Suicide Silence, Judas Priest and more.

POSTED: 11/18/2015 - 07:50 pm

Getting an Endorsement Is Much Easier These Days, Here's What You Can Do to Actually Get One
Explained by dude who is both endorsed, and who gives endorsements in two companies he works in.

POSTED: 11/12/2015 - 09:56 pm

Metal Band Manager Explains What Separates Successful Band from a Failure
"You're turning your hobby into a job, and you would never present poor-quality work to your boss."

POSTED: 11/04/2015 - 09:03 pm

Check Out This New Pedal Called Cock Fight, It Gives Your Guitar the 'Cocked Talking Wah' Effect
"Some of rock's most iconic guitar riffs have been created using a cocked wah sound."

POSTED: 11/03/2015 - 08:47 pm

Earnings & Attendance: How Much Money Megadeth, Korn, FFDP, Danzig and More Grossed at Recent Shows
Turns out FFDP made significantly more than Megadeth.

POSTED: 11/02/2015 - 09:16 pm

Ticket Resellers Accused of Breaking the Law by 'Not Providing Fans With Key Ticket Information'
Consumer watchdog Which? says ticket resellers were not always telling fans where they would be sitting.

POSTED: 10/24/2015 - 10:26 am

A Real Record Label Is Currently for Sale on Craigslist
You can buy Handshake Records for $5000 right now!

POSTED: 10/17/2015 - 12:46 pm

Earnings and Attendance: This Is How Much Money Ghost, SOAD, Foo Fighters, KISS, and More Grossed at Recent Shows
Also, Chris Cornell, FFDP, Primus and many more.

POSTED: 10/14/2015 - 09:51 pm

Guitarist Exposes Ridiculous YouTube Copyright Claims: '95% of It Is Total Scam'
Guitar teacher Andrew Wasson had his track stolen, and then got a copyright notice for stealing music...

POSTED: 10/12/2015 - 05:47 pm

90% of New Guitarists Quit in First Year, and That's Why Fender Is Going Digital
"We have a problem getting the consumers who buy their first guitar to commit for life."

POSTED: 10/05/2015 - 08:12 pm

Vinyl Sales Generate More Money Than Free Spotify, YouTube and VEVO Combined
The format now makes up a third of physical sales.

POSTED: 09/28/2015 - 04:09 pm

Collect Records Cuts Ties With Controversial AIDS Drug Mogul Martin Shkreli
Shkreli was silent partner of label, formed by Geoff Rickly.

POSTED: 09/25/2015 - 12:16 pm

178 Million Streams Earn Author Less Than $5,700
Minuscule "All About That Bass" streaming royalties surface.

POSTED: 09/23/2015 - 10:23 pm

Metal Label Shares 5 Ways to Get Your Band Signed
"Imagine what it'd be like having a team behind you that knows how to capitalize on your success."

POSTED: 09/22/2015 - 10:19 pm

Dialtone Pickups Feature Two Built-In Control Knobs That Give You Infinite Tonal Tweaks, Check 'Em Out
"You think, 'Well, what would I use that for?'"

POSTED: 09/18/2015 - 12:03 am

Rob Scallon: I Was Able to Make a Living From YouTube When I Reached 35k Subscribers
"YouTube has been my full-time job for a little over two years now."

POSTED: 09/16/2015 - 08:43 pm

Facebook Dislike Button Will Soon Allow You to Publicly Hate the Bands You Hate Even More
Happy happy joy!

POSTED: 09/15/2015 - 10:26 pm

Meet Ear-Free Headphones, They Allow You to Listen to Music Through Your Skull
Future, here we are.

POSTED: 09/15/2015 - 06:48 pm

This 3D-Printed Invention Could Change the Way We Play Guitar for Good: 'Local Bands Will Benefit the Most'
Gizmo will allow you to switch guitar pickups in a matter of seconds.

POSTED: 09/10/2015 - 06:22 pm

Earnings & Attendance: How Much Money FFDP, Maroon 5, AC/DC, Warped Tour, AAL + More Grossed at Recent Shows
1 AC/DC show = 200 Animals as Leaders + Between the Buried and Me + The Contortionist shows.

POSTED: 09/09/2015 - 11:43 pm

Gibson Guitars Will Be 20-25% Cheaper in 2016, Won't Feature 2015 Design Changes
That would be $2,799 for a Les Paul Standard, $1,199 for an SG Standard.

POSTED: 09/01/2015 - 10:11 pm

PRS for Music Is Taking Legal Action Against SoundCloud
Streaming service refuses to acquire license that allows PRS to distribute royalties to musicians.

POSTED: 08/28/2015 - 12:40 pm

Earnings & Attendance: How Much Money Slipknot, Slash, Yes, Weird Al, Imagine Dragons & More Grossed at Recent Shows
Also, Korn, Motley Crue, Alice Cooper, Aerosmith, Toto, Boston, Lynyrd Skynyrd and more.

POSTED: 08/27/2015 - 09:43 pm

Leading Independent Metal Label Century Media Acquired By Sony for $17 Million
Label was a crucial factor in the rise of Nevermore, Suicide Silence, Lacuna Coil, and many more.

POSTED: 08/25/2015 - 12:27 am

Earnings and Attendance: This Is How Much Money BTBAM, Deftones, Def Leppard, KSE, AAL Grossed at Recent Shows
Also, Faith No More, Napalm Death, Jane's Addiction, and more.

POSTED: 08/19/2015 - 07:59 pm

Gibson Is Making Way More Money From Consumer Electronic Than Guitar Sales, Report Shows
75% of revenue, to be precise.

POSTED: 08/10/2015 - 10:49 pm

YouTube Video Views Won't Max Out at 301 From Now On, Here's Why
The company says it's time to move on from the 301+.

POSTED: 08/07/2015 - 02:24 am

Earnings And Attendance: This Is How Much Money Alice in Chains, Primus, Fall Out Boy and More Grossed at Recent Shows
Fall Out Boy three times stronger than the AiC fold, full info inside.

POSTED: 08/06/2015 - 06:00 pm

EDM Under Attack as Los Angeles Considers Outlawing Dance Festivals and Instagram Bans Hashtag
Two teenagers died from suspected drug overdoses at LA's Hard Summer festival over the weekend.

POSTED: 08/06/2015 - 12:08 pm

David Byrne: Streaming Saved Music Industry, But Artists Need Better Pay Deal
Byrne says "transparency" is needed when it comes to streaming wealth distribution.

POSTED: 08/03/2015 - 01:38 pm

Illegal Music Sharers Could Face Up to 10 Years in Jail According to New Laws
"By toughening penalties for commercial-scale online offending we are offering greater protections to businesses."

POSTED: 07/20/2015 - 03:23 pm

Up to 50% of Music Royalties Never Reach Their Rightful Owners, Report Claims
"The current environment has too many 'black boxes.'"

POSTED: 07/16/2015 - 04:49 pm