PALO ALTO, CA (Hypebot) – Blog network BuzzNet (renamed BuzzMedia earlier this month) admitted to laying off 20% recently including staffers at Stereogum and Idolator. But when part-time and outside contributors are included, the cuts may go far deeper.
"As you might have noticed, this is a bittersweet week around here; because of budget cuts, we’ve had to say goodbye to pretty much all the Idolator contributing writers, from columnists to daily bloggers. The site is going to go on as a solo project of sorts," editor Maura Johnston posted on Idolator.
She went to name 15 contributors no longer associated with the long standing music blog which Buzz purchased just last year. BuzzNet changed its name to Buzz Media in March after receiving $12.5 million in new funding.