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Century Media pondering major label acquisition

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:56 PM PT / 7,222 views

According to Blabbermouth, independent metal and rock label Century Media Records may soon be acquired by a major label. Rumored suitors include Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group and Universal, with Sony in "the lead." Century Media founder Robert Kampf would not comment on any negotiations but did admit to Blabbermouth that he's interested in an acquisition "in order to give Century Media a stronger footing at a time of diminishing worldwide sales of sound recordings." Founded in 1988, Century Media has released a slew of commercially successful titles. According to our data, here are the label's top selling releases to date (in rough order): 01. Lacuna Coil - Comalies 02. Shadows Fall - War Within 03. Lacuna Coil - Karmacode 04. In This Moment - Blood 05. Shadows Fall - The Art Of Balance 06. Lacuna Coil - Shallow Life 07. Arch Enemy - Doomsday Machine 08. Suicide Silence - Cleansing 09. In This Moment - Beautiful Tragedy 10. Iced Earth - Something Wicked This Way Comes

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