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The rumour is that the UK, Europe and Canada offices of international sub-label Roadrunner Records (owned by the mega-huge Warner Music Group) is being shut down, this is possibly seen as a financial decision following potential setbacks through profitability, however there is the other view that due to the excessive availability of downloading in the aforementioned regions, WMG decided to pull the plug, with the current international economy in a dire situation as it is this is another blow to the music industry. Sure there is going to be beneficiaries along the way but in hindsight the slumber of fresh talent may have all but paved the way for this collapse to occur. The suitable irony of this situation is that many other internationally based record labels like Nuclear Blast who have head offices in Germany, USA and Brazil; with reps in UK, Japan, Australia and South Africa (the latter being their latest addition) have not felt the pinch that Roadrunner has felt albeit the ownership in question. Whatever the reason for WMG's sudden swipe of the axe, it is surely going to be very quiet with the international presence now vacant, vanished - let alone allowing American dominionism to continue to develop. Global Metal Apocalypse fully backs all those affected and offers tremendous support to those bands unfortunately having to be dropped from the label.
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