More Consolidation in the Music and Entertainment Blog World

You may not know it, but a lot of the music and entertainment blogs you read every day are actually part of some larger conglomerate.

(Except this one, of course. It’s just me and a couple of other people working off laptops in our respective homes.  If any large media conglomerate would like to discuss a seven-figure purchase of this site, I’m all ears.)

If you visit Stereogum, Idolator, Brooklyn Vegan, Celebuzz, XLR8R or Hype Machine, you’re visiting sites owned (or part-owned) by Buzzmedia.  Well, they used to be called Buzzmedia.  As of today, they’ve rebranded as SpinMedia, scooping their name from Spin Magazine, another property which they own.

The story here.

UPDATE: The site is gone and everything has been closed down. has added it to its graveyard of dead companies.


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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