If you haven’t heard about Metric, they’re a band who is seeing some impressive numbers on US and Canadian charts…without the help of a major record label.
They were #1 on Billboard Heat Seekers, #1 on Soundscan Top New Artists Chart, and had Debuts at #1 on Canadian iTunes Album and Rock charts, to name a few achievements.
From the LA Times: “The 10-track “Fantasies,” which took the band in a more pop direction, has sold 9,000 digital downloads in the U.S. since its release March 31, according to Nielsen SoundScan. In the music industry, which counts success in the hundreds of thousands, Metric’s sales figures may not seem like much. Nonetheless, taking into account an additional 15,000 downloads the band’s co-manager said it sold internationally, Metric is seeing a higher financial return than under a major record deal.”