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?
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.
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.
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."
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
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.