There was an article published in the NY Daily News yesterday on the influence of music blogs. The piece covers different aspects of music blogs including bands such as Voxtrot and Cold War Kids blowing up through the aid of blogs.
Josh Deutsch, head of the indie label Downtown Records, says he signed the band Cold War Kids in part because “they were the No. 1 most blogged band at that time. After we signed them we launched an extensive blog campaign. We feel that blog exposure is consistent with the broad changes in consumption patterns across this industry.”In other words, blogs are where an increasing number of music fans are going to get their fix on what’s hip and cool. Sites like Stereogum, Brooklyn Vegan, Central Village, and Gorilla Vs. Bear come trippingly to the tongue of music marketing types who’ve noticed their increasing ability to generate buzz. [Bands’ net gains]
If you’re reading this article on Prefix, it’s safe to assume you read music sites. What sites/blogs do you read?