Heavy metal was the fastest growing musical genre in the world in 2018, according to new statistics from TuneCore, an independent digital music distribution, publishing and licensing service, reported Billboard.
See the numbers below. Breaking down TuneCore’s success in a statement, CEO Scott Ackerman revealed that heavy metal received a 154% increase in streaming last year, compared to the company’s services.
Maybe that’s why he let it be known that TuneCore artists made $ 83 million in the first quarter of this year, a 21% increase from 2018, as noted by Kerrang, who gathered the statistics you see here:
Heavy metal – 154% increase
J-Pop – 133% increase
R & B / Soul – 68% increase
K-Pop – 58% increase
World music – 57% increase
Instrumental – 42% increase
“TuneCore is the only global platform that pays artists 100% of what they earn from digital streams and downloads,” Ackerman said in the release, “while meeting all of their distribution needs, promotion and administration of the publication “.
The Music Director also expressed his hope for further growth in the current year: âIn 2019, we are seeing great momentum to help our clients build sustainable careers by finding new income in all formats. and channels. “
In addition to statistics presented for the increase in streaming among certain genres, the New York-based company also announced changes it has tabulated in the overall growth of streaming around the world, according to TuneCore’s reach. See those below.
Africa – 146% growth
Asia – 52% growth
Oceania – 38% growth
Europe – 35% growth
South America – 32% growth
North America – 31% growth
And with many new albums expected this year from a litany of metal artists, including those from big names like Slipknot and Tool, the specific art form certainly doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon.
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