ATTENTION INDIE BANDS! - - Brings A New Era Of Self Distribution And Promotion

I got this great press release earlier about the recently launched Which brings a new era of self distribution and promotion for independent bands. If you thought Myspace and Purevolume helped indie bands get exposed, then Metalhit is the crème de la crème of self dependency in today's ever so competitive music scene.

I'll let the press release break it down for you, any questions, leave em in the comments section below.

[Press Release]

" has launched a music service to support qualified bands that want to go the independent route. Metalhit seeks to launch new emerging talent as well as established artists that desire more control over their music and income as a band. owner, Mike Riddick comments,
"Our music services solution eliminates the need for a traditional record deal, yet provides the leveraging power and access to platforms used by traditional labels. Our services provide a full spectrum of support including merchandise and music manufacturing capabilities, strategic sales and marketing programs, art services, world-class digital and physical distribution and more. Our music services can offer artists greater profits than a traditional label, no long-term contracts, control of your music and access to industry leads not typically accessible by bands." has evidenced a flexibility to bend with modern changes in the music industry, such as their offering of $4.99 full digital album downloads in their Mp3 store.

Metalhit's ambition is to replace the antiquated record label model of business with a services approach that can help prop up independent artists and allow bands to focus on what they do best: creating music. recently signed a distribution deal with MRI/Megaforce for nationwide (U.S.) distribution through RED and has also recently secured UK distribution through Code 7/PHD and are in the process of securing distribution deals in the German, Italian and other global territories to help support the launch of its Music Services division.

About is metal's premiere underground digital music store, featuring more than 15,000 high-fidelity Mp3s and full albums for $4.99. represents the core of the underground black/death/doom metal movement, supporting the digital music catalogs of more than eighty different extreme metal labels, delivering content to the top digital music vendors and ringtone outlets worldwide. also manages, a leader in extreme metal media coverage since 1989."

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