Re: Will the amount of metal music released ever be significantly reduced? Has any music genre shrunk in the recent past


Author:Pirage
Date:2019-03-05 12:50:44
Edited:2019-03-05 12:59:39
In Reply To:Will the amount of metal music released ever be significantly reduced? Has any music genre shrunk in the recent past? by John Frank
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I know recorded music is supposed to be on the decline, but it sure does not feel that way. It does not even seem like the album format has been much less common. Will the amount of metal released ever decline?

Has any musical genre looked like it would fade away in the past few decades?
For example, are there a lot fewer rock albums being produced these days? Rock seems to be less popular, but I assume there are still a ton of smaller rock bands out there, just like there are metal bands.

I thought there might come a time when there wouldn't be much metal for me to sift through in a given year. Now I doubt that will ever happen. I may get sick of sorting through it all, just like many of you have, but the music will probably still be out there in great quantities for those who want to explore it.
Albums released according to metal-archives since 2010

Maybe finally a slow down in 2018 but it will increase slowly over this year to probably equal 2017's total. before that roughly 300 a year increase. But surely it won't go on like that forever. I posted the number of releases that are indie too so you can see the increase of bands going the solo route.

2018: 7391 - 4012 indie albums making 54% of the total
2017: 7618 - 4023 " 52%
2016: 7335 - 3856 " 52%
2015: 7089 - 3486 " 49%
2014: 6628 - 3022 " 46%
2013: 6392 - 2728 " 42%
2012: 5682 - 2248 " 39%
2011: 4995 - 1815 " 36%
2010: 4438 - 1347 " 30%

In 1986, 152 albums in total came out including Master of Puppets since we were talking about that. 5 of which were indie releases. 3% lol.

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