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11:30 PM on 01/04/12
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Man, that list bums me out. Foo Fighters and Beasties couldn't even break a million? Blink is just about halfway to Gold. Absolutely nuts. Rock truly is the worst genre to even think about going into.
08:29 AM on 01/05/12
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Do people think about getting into a genre of music as a performer? I don't think that's usually how it works.

I don't think someone goes into music thinking what genre will get them the most money, but I do think that knowing that rock music doesn't sell would certainly be a point to consider when trying to make a career as a musician.

Linkin Park sold less than Bon Iver and that's awesome.

Came out in 2010.


As far as categories, yes they are. Just like how Bon Iver is listed here. They may not play electric guitars, but they're considered alternative music and, therefore, rock music.
09:00 AM on 01/05/12
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What? Haha. So "alternative music" is "rock music?"

Okay, news to me.
Yes. Yes it is. It always has. "Alternative rock" I guess is a more specific name. They get in there just like the Gorillaz do. Not pop enough for pop radio, not rock enough for the mainstream rock stations.
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