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Interviews

German Label Prophecy Productions Wants to Conquer the American Metal Scene

The extreme metal-focused label just opened a new U.S. office, a daring move in a changing industry. Will their gamble pay off?
Kevin Stewart-Panko
11.5.18
Features

The Dollars and Desperation Silencing #MeToo in Music

Sexual misconduct is built into the foundation of the music industry. Our data and the stories of over two dozen women show how culture and labour conditions create a perfect storm for abuse.
Andrea Domanick
3.22.18
It's Lit

Metal Blade's Brian Slagel Looks Back at 35 Years of Metal Domination

Read our interview with the legendary label founder, and check out an exclusive excerpt from his new book on the wild, triumphant history of Metal Blade Records.
Alex Deller
8.23.17
Premieres

This Record Label Is Literally Creating Its Own Universe

We talk to IHC 1NFINITY founder Franki Chan about its surreal cinematic vision and the crazy year leading to the video premiere of Mark Redito's "So Many Things to Tell You."
Andrea Domanick
5.26.17
Interviews

The Infamous Story of Noise Records Comes to Life in a Revealing New Book

Read our interview with author David E. Gehlke, and enjoy an exclusive book excerpt about Noise's infamous dealings with Celtic Frost
Sarah Kitteringham
3.27.17
Noisey News

Soulja Boy Dropped Every Artist From His Record Label

"And thanks for blessing me to see the snakes and remove them from my life. Needed that."
John Hill
5.31.16
Features

Who Run the World: Meeting the Next Generation of Female Record Label Bosses

We spoke to Nightwave, Madam X, and Timanti about how they're taking on a male dominated industry at its own game.
Kamila Rymajdo
4.11.16
Internet Exploring

The Founder of the Pirate Bay Plans to "Bankrupt" the Music Industry with His New Art Project

His "Kopimashin" is designed to make 100 copies of Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" every second, or about 8 million copies a day.
Kyle Kramer
12.24.15
Words

Archival Label Numero Group Want You to Remix an Obscure 80s Disco-Funk Gem

The Universal Togetherness Band's jazz-fusion track "Once In A Lifetime" was never released and almost forgotten-till now.
Ziad Ramley
2.12.15
Features

Even If They’re an Elaborate Joke, PC Music Dominated 2014

Whether you like them or not the label have created a world that challenges the commercialism and consumption of music.
Ryan Bassil
12.16.14
Music

Google Is Offering Record Labels Over One Billion Dollars For Their Catalogues

We asked Caleb Braaten of Sacred Bones Records who he'd go after and what he'd sell for.
Noisey Staff
5.14.12