Today, the blogging world's heavy hitter BUZZMEDIA acquired punk rock sites Under The Gun Review, Alter The Press!, and PropertyOfZack. These music zines, along with BUZZMEDIA's AbsolutePunk and Punknews.org, will join forces to create a mega-punk-rock suite of online music properties entitled AbsoluteVoices.
AbsolutePunk will act as the central hub to the new publishing group, which will serve as a distinct voice for punk and alternative rock news. BUZZMEDIA has become one of the top-40 most trafficked online destinations in th U.S. according to comScore, and also owns sites like Stereogum, Idolator, Hype Machine, Pure Volume, Brooklyn Vegan, Buzznet, Concrete Loop, Gorilla vs. Bear, Pop Matters, RCRD LBL, and the recently acquired XLR8R.
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