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  1. 1. Metric
  2. 2. BIO • Independent rock and roll band • Canadian • Band is made up of four artists: – Emily Haines – Jimmy Shaw – Joshua Winstead – Joules Scott Key
  3. 3. About • 1998 Band founded with two of the artists Emily Haines and James Shaw • Band was initially called Mainstream • Two other members joined the band in 2001
  4. 4. Artists – Emily Haines on vocals – James Shaw on vocals and guitar – Joshua Winstead on bass guitar – Joules Scott-Key on drums
  5. 5. The start • First album called “Old World Underground, Where Are You Now? – Released September 2nd 2003 – Gone platinum on December 12th 2005 – Songs on the album included: • • • • • • • • IOU Hustle Rose Succexy Calculation Theme Wet Blanket The List Dead Disco Love is a Place
  6. 6. The start • Combat Baby and Dead Disco released as a single • http://ilovemetric.com/videos/
  7. 7. Live It Out and Grow up and Blow Away • October 4th 2005 second album released • Sold twice as many copies as first album • Approached to open for Rolling Stones
  8. 8. Worldwide touring • With second album a huge success travelled extensively • Including: France, Turkey Sweden, United States, Canada and more • The album was re-released 2001 with altered tracks
  9. 9. Fantasies • Fourth album released April 7th 2009 • Bands best selling album
  10. 10. Vancouver Olympics 2010 • The band came together with other Canadian artists to benefit the Haiti telethon in Vancouver • Performed acoustic version of Help I’m Alive
  11. 11. Synthetica • Album released June 12th 2012 • Band used social media to secretly release new song • Had fans try to find the song through online media content
  12. 12. SoundCloud • An early release of there song Synthetic became available here
  13. 13. Social Media • • • • • • • • • Facebook Tumblr Twitter Google+ Myspace Soundcloud Vimeo YouTube Metric Forum
  14. 14. Twitter • https://twitter.com/Metric – Responding to there followers tweet and building up there fan base
  15. 15. Connecting • Metric often posts online context throughout there various social medias and websites • Allowing for constant interaction with fans – Replying to tweets on twitter • Building online communities and sustaining them by frequent updates – Updating there blogs

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