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Nielsen SoundScan to Integrate Streams, Downloads into Album Sales Chart

Nielsen SoundScan to Integrate Streams, Downloads into Album Sales Chart

In what the music biz sees as a long overdue move, Nielsen SoundScan and its client Billboard will soon implement radical changes in the way album sales are calculated for the weekly chart that remains a key metric of an artist’s popularity. Beginning with the album chart that will be published ...

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Hear Faith No More’s First Release in 17 Years, ‘Motherf—er’

Hear Faith No More's First Release in 17 Years, 'Motherf---er'

Faith No More have unleashed "Motherfucker," the first single from their upcoming eighth studio album, and their first studio recording since the pioneering alt-metal boundary-pushers originally disbanded in 1998. As bassist Bill Gould told Rolling Stone, the track is the first taste of an album that will be produced by Gould himself, recorded in the band's Oakland ...

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On the Radar, week of Nov 17

On the Radar, week of Nov 17

Robert England It's time to once again start nominating your peers for the 4th annual RadioContraband Rock Radio Awards. Who will be this years nominees? Who will be this years winners?Join us at the Rock Radio Convention in Vegas for the Awards ceremony hosted by Lou Brutus January 31st at the ...

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Dropkick Murphys Involved in Fatal Bus Crash

Dropkick Murphys Involved in Fatal Bus Crash

Dropkick Murphys were involved in a fatal crash yesterday (Nov. 16) after the band’s tour bus struck a pedestrian. The Massachusetts-based Celtic punk veterans were en route to Dallas / Fort Worth airport so vocalist Al Barr could fly home to attend a friend’s funeral. Before the band reached the ...

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Veterans Day 2014

Veterans Day 2014

Each year, Americans take a day to honor the brave and proud citizens that have served or are serving in some branch of the United States military. Veterans Day is our chance to extend our gratitude to those with the courage to protect this nation, knowing that it may mean ...

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Artist

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PAPA ROACH

Face Everything And Rise

Eleven Seven

10

PRETTY RECKLESS

Follow Me Down

Razor & Tie

9

NOTHING MORE

Mr. MTV

Eleven Seven

8

NICKELBACK

Million Miles An Hour

Republic

8

SLASH

Bent To Fly

Dik Hayd/Caroline

6

CHEVELLE

An Island

Epic

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SMASHING PUMPKINS

One And All

Martha's Music/BMG

3

LINKIN PARK

Rebellion f/Daron Malakian

Warner Bros.

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RISE AGAINST

Tragedy + Time

Interscope

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THREE DAYS GRACE

I Am Machine

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FOO FIGHTERS

Something From Nothing

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH

Wrong Side Of Heaven

Prospect Park

1780

1720

3

3

3

SLIPKNOT

The Devil In I

Roadrunner/RRP

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1541

4

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ROYAL BLOOD

Figure It Out

Black Mammoth/WBR

1501

1489

5

6

5

SEETHER

Same Damn Life

Bicycle Music/Concord

1379

1270

5

5

6

AC/DC

Play Ball

Columbia

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1276

7

7

7

THREE DAYS GRACE

I Am Machine

RCA

1299

1199

8

8

8

GODSMACK

Something Different

Republic

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VOLBEAT

Doc Holliday

Republic

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POP EVIL

Beautiful

G&G/eOne

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Follow Me Down

Razor & Tie

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CHEVELLE

An Island

Epic

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NOTHING MORE

Mr. MTV

Eleven Seven

1

SEETHER

Same Damn Life

Bicycle Music/Concord

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SLIPKNOT

The Devil In I

Roadrunner/RRP

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THREE DAYS GRACE

I Am Machine

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FOO FIGHTERS

Something From Nothing

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AC/DC

Play Ball

Columbia

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Messed Up World

Razor & Tie

209

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My Demons

Razor & Tie

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Edge Of A Revolution

Republic

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I Am Machine

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8

7

SLIPKNOT

The Devil In I

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156

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7

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SIXX A.M.

Stars

Eleven Seven

164

157

1

10

9

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Heaven Knows

Razor & Tie

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This Means War

Warner Bros./WBR

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Editorial

On the Radar, week of Nov 17

Posted November 18th, 2014 by beatrixd and filed in Editorial
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rra_award_2015_framed_nologocanvasRobert England

It’s time to once again start nominating your peers for the 4th annual RadioContraband Rock Radio Awards. Who will be this years nominees? Who will be this years winners?
Join us at the Rock Radio Convention in Vegas for the Awards ceremony hosted by Lou Brutus January 31st at the Crossroads Room at the House Of Blues!

Goood Morning everybody!  It’s Deja vou all over again this week on the active rock chart numbers, as #s 1-4 remain locked in place.  Continue Reading »

Industry Profiles

Turning It Up To 11 with Frank Mastalerz

Posted November 20th, 2014 by beatrixd and filed in Industry Profiles
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frankmastalerz copyA Bio on a promoter… Hmmmm…. Well here goes nothin. I started over 20 years ago booking shows for my cousin’s band in and around Chicago. It was an original project and I ran them through all of the popular venues throughout Chicagoland. Those simple times really carved out the basics for working with venues, the marketing that was associated with them and the makeup of each particular location they played.  I met lots of really interesting people, found out who really made the music scene tic and started to create my own footprint in the music world. Continue Reading »

News

Nielsen SoundScan to Integrate Streams, Downloads into Album Sales Chart

Posted November 20th, 2014 by beatrixd and filed in News
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nielsen_soundscan_logoIn what the music biz sees as a long overdue move, Nielsen SoundScan and its client Billboard will soon implement radical changes in the way album sales are calculated for the weekly chart that remains a key metric of an artist’s popularity.

Beginning with the album chart that will be published Dec. 3 (covering sales for the week ending Nov. 30, which climaxes with retail’s Black Friday), music streams from services like Spotify and Beats Music will be tabulated as part of the data employed to rank the nation’s most popular albums. SoundScan will equate 1,500 song streams as the equivalent of an album sale; this measurement will be known as a “stream equivalent album.” Continue Reading »

Tour Announcements

Foo Fighters 2015 North American Tour

Posted November 18th, 2014 by beatrixd and filed in Tour Announcements
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Foo_Fighters-Something_From_Nothing_(RCA)The band just announced a major North American run that will keep them touring from July into October next year. The trek officially kicks off with a 4th of July bash at Washington, D.C.’s RFK Stadium, and runs through Oct. 7 at the FedExForum in Memphis, Tenn.

Royal Blood will provide support on a number of the upcoming dates, while Mission of Burma have been added to open a Boston Fenway Park show. Continue Reading »

Artist Profiles

Fozzy/Chris Jericho with Captain Jack

Posted October 13th, 2014 by beatrixd and filed in Artist Profiles
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FozzyChris Jericho…I’m a big fan. The huge wrestler fan, or dork, that I am was in Chicago the night he made his WWE debut…pretty sweet.  Fozzy is making some HUGE noise and is killer live. Here is my sit down with pro wrestler, Mega KISS fan, and lead singer of Fozzy Chris Jericho.

1. Hollywood puts together a movie about FOZZY, who plays you? Continue Reading »

NEW VIDEO

In This Moment – Sick Like Me (Official Video)

Posted October 21st, 2014 by admin and filed in NEW VIDEO