Report: Inside metal streaming

Mark Sutherland

Rock is not dead but, when it comes to streaming, it’s knocking on a bit.

Counter-intuitively, the majority of streams on most platforms across all genres are believed to be of older recordings classified as ‘catalogue’, rather than current, hit-driven material.

But that goes double in the rock world. Cast your eyes over the Top 40 most-streamed rock/metal tracks of 2017 to date, according to the Official Charts Company, and you’ll find that, remarkably, not a single 2017 track makes ...

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