Extreme metal goes shopping

We're always hearing how it's ever harder for a musician to make money out of trad routes such as gigging and touring. True, but there are many inventive ways to get your music heard and earn some royalties at the same time.

Which leads us to the most bizarre news (and best publicity stunt) MusicRadar has heard this week: London extreme metal band The Rotted are one of the 20 featured artists to be featured on Topshop's in-store music soundtrack in the next six weeks.

Their track A Brief Moment Of Regret will be piped to shoppers alongside tunes by Goldfrapp, Supergrass, Elvis Costello and Kate Bush. All while your lady picks out her favourite Kate Moss-designed dress.

Or, more likely, runs screaming from the shop…

MusicRadar Team

MusicRadar is the number 1 website for music makers of all kinds, be they guitarists, drummers, keyboard players, djs or producers...

GEAR: We help musicians find the best gear with top-ranking gear round-ups and high- quality, authoritative reviews by a wide team of highly experienced experts. TIPS: We also provide tuition, from bite-sized tips to advanced work-outs and guidance from recognised musicians and stars. STARS: We talk to musicians and stars about their creative processes, and the nuts and bolts of their gear and technique. We give fans an insight into the actual craft of music making that no other music website can.