Fresh Off Spin Magaizne Purchase, BUZZMEDIA Buys 4 Top Punk Rock Sites

NEW YORK (Hypebot) – With music magazines shutting down and music sites rolling up, is music journalism loosing the diversity and independence that fans expect?


Today, BUZZMMEDIA which recently acquired Spin Magazine, added four punk rock sites including Under The Gun Review, Alter The Press! and PropertyOfZack to their expanding online music portfolio. The three will be rolled into BUZZ's top rated AbsolutePunk. The company also just acquired Punknews.org, and will include it as part of a new online punk music destination be dubbed AbsoluteVoices.


In addition to Spin, BUZZMEDIA also publishes Stereogum, Videogum, Buzznet, Idolator, PureVolume, Hype Machine, Gorilla vs. Bear, RCRD LBL, Brooklyn Vegan and 30 other music blogs. BUZZMEDIA's existing properties make them the fourth largest digital publisher of music content in the U.S., according to ComScore, alongside MTV, Yahoo! Music and AOL Music.


The four acquired blogs:

  • Punknews.org, founded in 1998, is one of the pioneers in online music news and fan community-building around punk, ska, hardcore, emo, metal and indie genres
  • PropertyOfZack is the leading punk destination on Tumblr, and promotes the best known and breaking bands on the pop-punk spectrum through in-depth interviews, reviews and exclusive content
  • Alter The Press! is an online alternative music publication featuring exclusive video content including acoustic sessions and live recorded features; album and song streams; and the latest news, interviews and reviews with today's relevant artists
  • Under The Gun Review covers entertainment for today's generation, expanding beyond alternative music to film and standup comedy
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