- Apparently, head-banging hasn’t gone out of fashion quite yet. A global music distribution company has revealed that heavy metal is the fastest-growing musical genre in the world.
- According to figures released Monday by Tunecore, sales of heavy metal music saw a 154 percent increase over the previous year. Second on the list is J-Pop, with a 133 percent jump, followed by R&B/Soul with a 68 percent rise.
- Rounding out the top five are World Music at 57 percent and Instrumental with a 42 percent spike.
- Do these figures surprise you? Do you think the worldwide figures are reflective of what’s happening in the U.S.?