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Slipknot’s We Are Not Your Kind Is On Its Way To Hit Number One In The Charts

Slipknot could score their first Number One album in 18 years with their new album, We Are Not Your Kind.

Exciting news, Maggots! Slipknot are on their way to scoring their first Number One album in the UK since 2001’s Iowa.

According to the Official Charts, the Iowa titans’ phenomenal sixth record We Are Not Your Kind is currently leading the way in this week’s charts, ahead of second place Ed Sheeran by 13,000 sales; interestingly, the ’Knot have sold more physical copies and digital downloads, while pop star Ed is faring better with streaming.

So, it goes without saying, if you haven’t already done so, be sure to grab a copy of We Are Not Your Kind now at this link – and let’s make sure The Nine hit that top spot this coming Friday.

Ahead of We Are Not Your Kind’s release, frontman Corey Taylor spoke out about the negative effects of streaming on bands, and how it’s “pricing artists – old and new – out of careers”.

Initially provoking his comments, member of Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band Nils Lofgren posted a photo on Twitter of one of his royalty cheques for the amount of $7.91, going on to state that, “We simply don’t get paid for our work.” In a reply to his tweets, a report was posted explaining that artists will earn $0.01682 per play on Pandora or $0.00437 per play on Spotify, meaning that someone will need to reach around 336,842 total plays per month to earn the U.S. monthly minimum wage of $1,472 (Apple Music and Google Play Music pay $0.00735 and $0.00676 respectively).

Corey then weighed in on the matter, posting, “No-one points this out. And while Congress has passed legislation to right this wrong, almost all the streaming services are APPEALING, which means we STILL don’t get paid for our work. But please people, by all means – stream away…”

He then went on to emphasise that the only way bands and artists really make money these days is through playing shows: “We HAVE to tour. It’s the only way we can make a living. Merch helps, but the merch companies make the lion’s share. Streaming is pricing artists – old AND new – out of careers.”

When asked about if this was a genre-specific problem, Corey responded: “All due respect, I simply do not believe the ‘rock and metal isn’t popular’ idea. Our shows are sold out, our numbers are just as high as anyone else’s and we’ve been #1 every time. This isn’t about popularity, because it happens in EVERY GENRE.”

Posted on August 13th 2019, 9:04am
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