Category Archives: Digital Media

Zakk Wylde gets his own set of heavy metal emojis

Posted by on May 18, 2016

Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, Zakk Sabbath, ex-Ozzy Osbourne) has gotten his own set of emojis, for those times when words or pinch harmonics just won’t do the job communicating his message. They are available now for iPhone and were released through Emoji Fame, a service that has been dominated by the popular music world […]

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Will Apple terminate music downloads within two years?

Posted by on May 13, 2016

A good source for music news in the online realm is Digital Music News. For chart junkies like us, it’s interesting to read about what streaming services are doing (or how little they’re paying songwriters). Yesterday, they wrote an article claiming that Apple would be completely ending music downloads within two years. The article cites […]

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You can buy over 12,000 metal albums on Amazon for $4-$6!

Posted by on April 26, 2016

It’s no surprise that one of the biggest music retailers in the world is Amazon. Sadly the demise of physical record stores means that there are many less places to go to get music, and Amazon’s convenience and ubiquity have led them to become one of the easiest ways to get music. And one of […]

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SoundCloud lost more than $70M over the course of two years

Posted by on February 12, 2016

Online streaming is still a fairly new business and many of the services offered nowadays are still trying to figure out how it works or how to make it profitable. Giants like Spotify or Apple Music are doing fairly well,¬†but others like SoundCloud aren’t doing as great as his competitors and have been actually running […]

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Shrapnel Records acquired by The Orchard, catalog to be released digitally

Posted by on November 20, 2015

If you are an avid guitar-shredder or at least enjoy the art of that genre, you may know who Shrapnel Records is, but for those who don’t, they’re a instrumental-oriented label established in the early 80’s that has guitar-centric¬† artists like Jason Becker, Marty Friedman, Paul Gilbert, and many other shredders in their roster. The […]

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