Tag Archives: Amazon

Amazon stops stocking physical music in midst of coronavirus outbreak

Posted by on March 19, 2020

  People stuck at home ordering their vinyl and CDs online may have to wait a little longer to get their music.  On Wednesday (18), Amazon announced that they will stop taking in non-essential items to their warehouses to free up space for high-priority commodities like paper goods, hand sanitizer and medicine. The decree means […]

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Napster and the proliferation of OMM (Open Music Model)

Posted by on March 21, 2019

The recent ruling by the Copyright Review Board has once again dragged into the light the issue of songwriter compensation. Songwriters and music streaming services have been quietly battling for a long time while the world enjoys access to millions of songs at the cost of some pesky commercials. To be clear, some people pay […]

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Apple music stands by songwriters and will not appeal CRB ruling

Posted by on March 15, 2019

In an aggressive move against songwriters, major streaming services have appealed a decision by the Copyright Royalty Board to increase royalty rates paid to artists. The ruling will increase royalty rates for artists by 44% over 5 years. The 2018 ruling was recently announced starting a 30 day countdown for appeals. Spotify, Pandora, Amazon, and […]

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Spotify vs artists debate, streaming digital music services, and you

Posted by on March 13, 2019

The latest in the ongoing digital music streaming discussion has to do with artist compensation. Some headlines falsely accuse Sweden’s music streaming giant Spotify of “Suing songwriters” along with Amazon, Pandora and Google as the four leading streaming services have appealed a ruling that would increase artist royalties paid to them by all streaming services. […]

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The Melvins are in the holiday spirit this year

Posted by on December 1, 2016

Amazon re-launched their Indie for the Holidays playlist which is compiled by covers performed by supposed underground stars. The Melvins have crept in on this list as they recorded their own version of “Carol of the Bells.” According to Stereogum, King Buzzo himself described this classic as, “The song has scared us since we were […]

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Amazon blowing out tons of metal albums for super cheap

Posted by on October 13, 2016

Amazon have  been pretty great about putting digital music on sale, and now is one of those times – they’ve got plenty of current and new albums on sale for cheap – and by cheap, we mean under $7. Here’s an example of some of the stuff you could buy for super cheap digitally:   Ghost, Popestar […]

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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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Huge Hard Rock/Metal Album Sale at Amazon

Posted by on January 6, 2014

MetalSucks made a post today about Amazon’s enormous sale for literally thousands of hard rock and metal MP3 albums. Most of them are going for anywhere from $5.00 to $6.99, and that includes newer albums that came out late in 2013. You can check out the full list of albums for sale here.

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Are There More Metalheads In Miami Than Any Other City?

Posted by on June 25, 2013

When you think of the biggest cities for metal, which ones come to mind? If you’re a concert booker, the largest markets (New York, Philly, Chicago, Boston) probably come to mind. If you think historically, there are many cities that have spawned metal scenes, like Athens GA, Richmond VA or Austin TX. However, Amazon today […]

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Buy Gojira’s “L’enfent Sauvage” For Only $5

Posted by on June 28, 2012

You can’t put a price on the best metal album of the year. Actually, you can, Amazon just did, and it’s a lot less than you might expect. You can buy a download of Gojira’s new masterpiece L’enfent Sauvage for just $5 on Amazon.com. Sure, there’s been a lot of hype around the band, but  fans […]

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