Metric is label-less for its new album, and instead selling it on its own website (via Topspin) and through direct distribution deals with iTunes. They have made more money with 24,000 digital downloads in three weeks than they made in four years from their last album, which sold more than 45,000 copies.

“Without any intermediary, we’re making 77 cents on the dollar for every record we sell” on iTunes. Under a label deal Metric would have earned closer to 22 cents. They also sold out of $64 deluxe packages on their own site. I LOVE THIS. (via Los Angeles Times)

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