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1. NPR » All Songs Considered

NPR » All Songs Considered Washington, District of Columbia, US
This section of the NPR blog is home to the best new music and a community of fans always ready to share their opinions on the current music scene. NPR covers top stories from business, politics, health, science, technology, music, arts, and culture.
Also in Music Blogs
124.6K 399.9K 2.7M 2 posts / quarter Get Email Contact

2. Consequence of Sound | New Music

Consequence of Sound | New Music Chicago, Illinois, US
Consequence of Sound is a New York and Chicago-based online music, film, and television publication. Consequence of Sound is the missing link between mainstream pop culture and the underground. Consequence of Sound is an online music publication updated daily with music news, MP3s, tour dates, album reviews, festival lineups, and more.
1.8M 704 1 post / week Get Email Contact

3. Alternative Press Magazine

Alternative Press Magazine Cleveland, Ohio, US
A leader in alternative culture news covering everything from new music releases to exclusive artist merchandise. Alternative Press is an American music magazine based in Cleveland, Ohio.
Also in Alternative Music Blogs, Music News Websites
1.2M 640K 796.2K 4 posts / day Get Email Contact

4. BrooklynVegan

BrooklynVegan Brooklyn, New York, US
BrooklynVegan is an NYC-centric, multi-genre, mostly-music blog that focuses on international music news, album and live show reviews, pictures, festivals, tour dates, gossip, tips, song and album streams, videos, industry and tech news, and special events.
Also in New York Music Blogs
108.2K 184.2K 88.2K 1 post / day Jan 2001 Get Email Contact

5. American Blues Scene

American Blues Scene Mississippi, US
Music news, articles, reviews, pictures, and content on Blues, Soul, and Rock n Roll, past and present! Over 2,000 free articles since 2010.
Also in Blues Music Blogs, Blues Music Magazines
175.5K 30.6K 2 posts / week Sep 2010 Get Email Contact

6. SPIN Music

SPIN Music New York, US
From the concert stage to the dressing room, from the recording studio to the digital realm, SPIN surveys the modern musical landscape and the culture around it with reporting, interviews and a discerning critical ear.
900.6K 495.9K 3 posts / week Get Email Contact

7. Vibe Magazine » Music

Vibe Magazine » Music New York, US.
Vibe is the soul of American culture. Follow us to keep up with Hip-hop & R&B's premier publication and cultural hub.
2M 854K 9 posts / week Get Email Contact

8. Music Connection Magazine

Music Connection Magazine Los Angeles, California, US
Music Connection's award-winning magazine features reviews of new gear, unsigned artists, exclusive interviews with superstars and behind-the-scenes talent. It is an information resource to advance music careers for artists, musicians, managers, agents, teachers and overly passionate music people.
36.7K 14.7K 30 posts / week Get Email Contact

9. XXL Mag

XXL Mag New York, US
A leading voice in hip-hop since 1997, XXL delivers the latest hip-hop music, news and features to a highly engaged urban audience in print and online.
Also in Hip Hop and Rap Blogs
2.1M 4.8M 5.4M 4 posts / day Get Email Contact

10. Los Angeles Times | Pop & Hiss

Los Angeles Times | Pop & Hiss Los Angeles, California, US
Read Pop & Hiss, the Los Angeles Times music blog. Get a look at L.A.'s many music scenes from the mainstream to the underground.
2.9M 4M 375.1K 2 posts / day Get Email Contact

11. Rolling Stone » Music

Rolling Stone » Music New York, US
The latest news and more from Rolling Stone magazine. Get the latest Rolling Stone new music news, song and album reviews, free music downloads, artist videos & pictures, playlists and more.
5.1M 6.4M 6 posts / day Get Email Contact

12. Stereogum

Stereogum New York, US
Follow us to keep up with articles from Stereogum.
341.4K 361.9K 132.7K 4 posts / day Get Email Contact

13. American Songwriter

American Songwriter Nashville, Tennessee, US
American Songwriter brings you interviews, songwriting tips, news, reviews and lyric contests, business insight, blogs, and online exclusive content for aspiring or professional songwriters and serious music enthusiasts. American Songwriter is a bimonthly magazine, established in 1984 covering every aspect of the craft and art of songwriting.
Also in Songwriting Blogs, Songwriting Magazines, Nashville Music Blogs
154.1K 64.4K 12 posts / day Get Email Contact

14. Dancing Astronaut

Dancing Astronaut New York, US
A leading dance music media site in the US. The mission is to expose and promote electronic dance music in the digital media space in order to grow the industry's reach and support talented artists.
811.5K 266.7K 103K 7 posts / week Get Email Contact

15. Rap Radar

Rap Radar New York, US
Rap Radar is the Premiere Rap Blog for the latest news, music and video in Hip Hop Culture. Articles cover albums, mixtapes, songs, and videos.
46.7K 203.5K 315.3K 18 posts / week Mar 2009 Get Email Contact

16. 2 Dope Boyz

2 Dope Boyz Brooklyn, New York, US
The latest in Hip-Hop and rap music - from mixtapes, weekly dope, news, and insightful editorials.
65.5K 88.5K 14 posts / week Get Email Contact

17. Fake Shore Drive

Fake Shore Drive Chicago, Illinois, US
Fake Shore Drive is a Chicago-based music blog and media company founded in 2007. Its primary focus is showcasing Chicago's hip-hop and R&B scene, but now our scope is expanded to cover the entire midwest urban music scene.
Also in R&B Music Blogs, Illinois Music Blogs, Chicago Hip Hop Blogs
18.8K 129.1K 5 posts / month Get Email Contact

18. Aquarium Drunkard

Aquarium Drunkard Los Angeles, California, US
Aquarium Drunkard is an eclectic audio blog featuring daily music reviews, interviews, features, mp3 samples and sessions. Digging globally, AD bridges contemporary sounds with psych, jazz, avant-garde, folk, garage, soul, funk, r&b and beyond.
Also in California Music Blogs
41.2K 61.9K 3 posts / week Get Email Contact

19. The Source Magazine » Music

The Source Magazine » Music US
Listen to the latest Hip Hop tracks and mixtapes, brought to you by The Source. Watch new music videos and reminisce with your old Hip Hop favorites. The Source is an American hip hop and entertainment website and a magazine. It is the world's longest-running rap periodical, being founded as a newsletter in 1988 by Jonathan Shecter.
Also in Black Music Magazines
1.8M 790.9K 2 posts / week Get Email Contact

20. Magnetic Magazine

Magnetic Magazine Hollywood, California, US
Magnetic Magazine, the edm-culture blog featuring interviews, edm-downloads, house music and new electronic music. Founded in 2011 by BPM founder/publisher, David Ireland and editor Rob Simas, Magnetic is the EDM focused e-zine that combines social media, culture, style and music via a custom- designed, user-centered URL.
Also in EDM Blogs, Music Magazines
64.1K 21.6K 11 posts / week Get Email Contact

21. The Scenestar

The Scenestar Los Angeles, California, US
Los Angeles-based music blog featuring news, band interviews, show and album reviews, set times and more.
5.5K 29.3K 5.1K 22 posts / week Get Email Contact

22. Fluxblog

Fluxblog New York City, New York, US
Fluxblog is the very first MP3 Blog. It was founded by Matthew Perpetua in 2002. He updates the blog with reviews of new music and sample mp3s, and also maintains a podcast.
333 16.3K 3 posts / week Feb 2002 Get Email Contact

23. Obscure Sound

Obscure Sound New York, US
Obscure Sound is an indie music site that I formed in February 2006 out of a love for finding new and emerging quality music. My name is Mike Mineo and I'm the site's founder and editor. This site aims to provide music fans with the latest and greatest music, preferably from artists you've never heard of before.
Also in Indie Music Blogs, Obscure Music Blogs
10.4K 6.3K 1.1K 17 posts / week Apr 2007 Get Email Contact

24. Buzzbands LA

Buzzbands LA US
Kevin Bronson and Seraphina Lotkhamnga on the music scene in Los Angeles and beyond. Buzzbands LA is premier coverage of the music scene in Los Angeles.
12.2K 16.2K 24.8K 1 post / week Sep 2008 Get Email Contact

25. We All Want Someone To Shout For

We All Want Someone To Shout For New York, US
We All Want Someone To Shout For is a music blog run by Will Oliver. The blog is your Arctic Monkeys-inspired home for music reviews (singles and albums), mp3's, news, album reviews, concert reviews & photography, and film reviews.
8.9K 7K 4.3K 30 posts / week Jul 2008 Get Email Contact

26. Kings of A&R

Kings of A&R New Jersey, US
Kings of A&R is music site read by music industry and creative professionals. Over the years, the blog has been a hub for industry execs and various creative professionals looking to work with or strike deals with new artists.
Also in Music Industry Blogs
18.1K 43.9K 11.3K 2 posts / week Mar 2005 Get Email Contact

27. Largehearted Boy

Largehearted Boy New York, US
Largehearted Boy is a literature and music website featuring daily free and legal music downloads as well as news and features from the world of music, literature, and pop culture.
Also in Literary Blogs
7.7K 31.4K 9 posts / week Get Email Contact

28. New Music USA

New Music USA US
New Music USA: fostering connections, deepening knowledge, encouraging appreciation, and providing financial support for new music created in the United States.
24.6K 19.2K 4K 5 posts / month Get Email Contact

29. The Burning Ear

The Burning Ear Los Angeles, California, US
The Burning Ear is a music blog for people who don't have time for music blogs. TBE sifts through tons of new music and bring the best of the best right here.
14K 3.5K 1 post / day Feb 2009 Get Email Contact

30. Remezcla » Music

Remezcla » Music Brooklyn, New York, US
Remezcla is your source for emerging Latin music, culture, and entertainment.
Also in Latin Music Blogs
887.3K 70.8K 117.3K 30 posts / month Get Email Contact

31. The Owl Mag | Handcrafted Music Blog Est. 2005

The Owl Mag | Handcrafted Music Blog Est. 2005 News of Indie Bands, California Music, Indie Album Reviews, Live Reviews, Daily Indie Videos, Event Calendars, and Free MP3s.
4.9K 6.8K 2 posts / week Jan 2008 Get Email Contact

32. NYS Music

NYS Music New York, US
NYS Music is New York State's Music News Source. Follow us to keep up with music reviews, news, interviews and the latest on events throughout New York State and surrounding areas. It offers a daily mix of live music news, show & album reviews, artist interviews, videos, and much more!
9.1K 5.5K 2 posts / day Get Email Contact

33. Buffalo Music Blog

Buffalo Music Blog Buffalo, New York, US
We write about music. Follow us to keep up with national and international music. Hypothetical and imaginary music, tertiarily. We'll keep you suitably well-informed about recently released music and upcoming shows in the Buffalo area by local and national acts.
5.9K 6.9K 3 posts / week Mar 2014 Get Email Contact

34. Chorus America | Advocacy & Research

Chorus America | Advocacy & Research Washington, District of Columbia, US
Chorus America is dedicated to the advancement of choral music organizations, their leaders, and singers.
10.7K 5.7K 8 posts / year Get Email Contact

35. Allston Pudding Blog

Allston Pudding Blog Allston, Massachusetts, US
Your source for Boston music, concert listings, show reviews, news, videos, and ticket giveaways. Allston Pudding is operated and written by fans and musicians to highlight new music and live music from all over.
Also in Massachusetts Music Blogs
10.8K 9.8K 6 posts / month Get Email Contact

36. Twangville

Twangville US
Twangville is a Music Review blog featuring Alt-Country, Americana, Indie, Rock, Folk & Blues. Emphasizing the Alt side of Alt-country, we cover releases, reviews, downloads, links, and more. Explore Reader's Picks, Artist interviews, and more in our latest posts.
Also in Rock Music Blogs
3.6K 5.4K 699 4 posts / week Jul 2002 Get Email Contact

37. Elmore Magazine

Elmore Magazine New York City, New York, US
Elmore Magazine covers American music with a deep knowledge and respect for its historical traditions. They seek to cover the best in blues, folk, Americana, country, rock, soul, jazz, and many more.
Also in Country Music Blogs
5.8K 9.1K 3 posts / week Get Email Contact

38. Ear To The Ground Music

Ear To The Ground Music Ohio, US
EarToTheGround Music features emerging artists primarily in folk, indie rock, and roots music scenes. The site has album reviews, artist interviews, and artist spotlights featuring a number of lesser-known musicians. It is the purpose of the site to curate the digital music world, helping artists find an audience and music fans find exceptional, high-quality music
Also in Folk Music Blogs
3.5K 2.7K 16 posts / month Jan 2012 Get Email Contact

39. SYFFAL.com

SYFFAL.com New York, US
SYFFAL.com started out as a group of friends emailing their music finds to one another with clever little write ups that eschewed the traditional album review format. We started SYFFAL as a way to share our love for the music that moved us and connect artists we loved with people beyond our small group. We cover Independent Music, write Album Reviews, conduct Interviews & discuss burritos aplenty.
3.7K 2.6K 1 post / quarter Get Email Contact

40. Powerpopaholic

Powerpopaholic New York, US
The Power Popaholic is a premier music blog that focuses on the genre of power pop and melodic rock. We also report on live shows, tour dates, gossip, MP3's, videos and just about anything a power pop fan could want.
Also in Pop Music Blogs
5.4K 3.1K 2 posts / week Sep 2006 Get Email Contact

41. Alt Citizen Magazine

Alt Citizen Magazine New York City, New York, US
Alt Citizen Magazine is a Brooklyn based music & culture blog.
6.5K 24.5K 6.8K 1 post / week Get Email Contact

42. Boston Classical Review

Boston Classical Review Boston, Massachusetts, US
Boston Classical Review was created in September 2011 by music critic and editor Lawrence A. Johnson to provide comprehensive coverage of Boston's rich and varied classical music scene.
Also in Classical Music Blogs
1 post / week Get Email Contact

43. Upcoming Hip-Hop

Upcoming Hip-Hop New York City, New York, US
We at Upcoming Hip Hop believe every upcoming artist and producer deserves the chance to get their music heard. We also believe that artists and producers should get paid for their work. We share interviews, ciphers, in the studio web series, premieres, album reviews, advice/opinion articles, news, and events to the Upcoming Hip Hop brand.
Also in Indie Hip Hop Blogs
4.7K 12.4K 4.8K 2 posts / week Get Email Contact

44. Music Savage Blog

Music Savage Blog Boston, Massachusetts, US
Music Savage is a place to discover great music.
2.2K 3.3K 750 2 posts / week Get Email Contact

45. Boston Hassle | Music

Boston Hassle | Music Boston, Massachusetts, US
The Boston Hassle is an arts and music organization brought to you by the musicians, artists, writers, and enthusiasts in the Boston area. We foster an innovative, compelling, and interconnected music, art, and film community in the greater Boston area through our inclusive grassroots participatory culture.
13.2K 4.3K 10.3K 12 posts / quarter Get Email Contact

46. The Boston Musical Intelligencer

The Boston Musical Intelligencer Boston, Massachusetts, US
The Boston Musical Intelligencer is a virtual journal and blog of the classical music scene in Boston. Our aim with The Boston Musical Intelligencer is to list every classical music concert in greater Boston (within Route 128) for the regular season, and in summer to expand coverage to include venues throughout New England.
1.7K 14 posts / month Get Email Contact

47. Sound of Boston

Sound of Boston Boston, Massachusetts, US
Sound of Boston is the face of Boston's music scene. Sound of Boston is an online music publication that covers the culture, events, and artists comprising Boston's vibrant music scene. Follow this blog to stay updated on the latest local music news, releases, shows, and reviews in Boston.
3.5K 4K 6 posts / month Get Email Contact

48. Girl Underground Music

Girl Underground Music UK
Girl Underground Music is primarily a place for local, and lesser known artists, voices to be discovered and heard, through the form of interviews, music reviews, and in the old art of sharing music.
1.9K 1.6K 3.2K 14 posts / month Get Email Contact

49. Seattle Music News

Seattle Music News Seattle, Washington, US
Seattle Music News is hiding in the shadows with gear at the ready. We take pride in the time and focus spent on reflecting our shows accurately and efficiently, and, as a growing grassroots effort, our reviews stand for themselves.
2.7K 413 2 posts / week Get Email Contact

50. Music Enthusiast

Music Enthusiast East Boston, Massachusetts, US
The Music Enthusiast blog talks about rock and roll, blues, jazz, pop, r&b, soul, and other genres that this author finds interesting. Discover reviews and commentary on some under-the-radar albums and songs from artists you may or may not have heard of.
1.6K 1 post / day Get Email Contact

51. WRGW District Radio

WRGW District Radio Washington, District of Columbia, US
A particularly literary bunch of DJs from WRGW District Radio, the George Washington University's student-run radio station, are taking time from our live broadcasts (everyday 8am-2 am) to bring you the latest updates in music news, concert reviews, interviews, editorials, and more.
2.2K 2.1K 1 post / month Get Email Contact

52. Faronheit | A Chicago Centric Music Blog

Faronheit | A Chicago Centric Music Blog Chicago, Illinois, US
Faronheit is a Chicago-based music blog featuring daily album reviews and mp3s. We support independent, up-and-coming artists seeking to gain a wider listening audience.
556 1.6K 294 2 posts / week Apr 2010 Get Email Contact

53. Soulsville Foundation | Help preserve our legacy

Soulsville Foundation | Help preserve our legacy Memphis, Tennessee, US
If you believe in the power of music and opportunity to shape a young person's life and rebuild communities, please give now to the Soulsville Foundation.
94.2K 1 post / week Get Email Contact

54. The Joy Of 6 Music

The Joy Of 6 Music Latest Hip Hop Music Source. Subscribe to get the latest updates.
30 posts / week Get Email Contact

55. Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review Blog

Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review Blog Cape May, New Jersey, US
Grego Applegate Edwards's Classical-Modern Music Review blogsite covers recent releases or re-issues of recordings that feature classical and concert music, primarily of the 20th and 21st Centuries, but earlier music as well when warranted. All styles of relevance will be addressed from Late-Romantic and Neo-Romantic through High-Modern, Avant Garde and Post-Modern styles. Chamber music, orchestral, choral, operatic, and electronic forms will be considered as well as music that combines a classical element with one or more other stylistic elements.
1 post / week May 2011 Get Email Contact

56. Global Media Blog | Global Money Group

Global Media Blog | Global Money Group US
Our mission at Global Money Group is to bring you the best in urban entertainment. We don't to go with the flow but be the flow and go against what is popular but go with what is true. With each release we want to bring the listener an enjoyable and authentic experience.
Also in Independent Music Blogs
978 3 posts / day Get Email Contact

57. American Music Institute

American Music Institute US
American Music Institute has been a standard of excellence in music education in Chicago since 2006. AMI provides lessons in-home and in-school at our two locations in Clarendon Hills and St Charles, IL. AMI's mission is to provide a high level of music education to all student's in all instruments, levels, ages, and styles of music.
2.1K 88 1 post / month Jan 2015 Get Email Contact

58. Greenleaf Music

Greenleaf Music Boston, Massachusetts, US
Read the latest news, updates, and releases from Greenleaf Music. Curated by trumpeter Dave Douglas, Greenleaf Music is an independent jazz record label with podcasts and exclusive releases. While concentrating on releasing jazz, post-jazz and world music, the company's primary focus is creativity in musical expression.
2.8K 2.2K 4 posts / month Get Email Contact

59. American Music Awards

American Music Awards US
Each fall, the American Music Awards celebrates the latest and greatest talents of the contemporary music scene.
2.8M 2M Get Email Contact

60. Rap Up

Rap Up Los Angeles, California, US
The latest hip-hop and R&B new music, news, photos, interviews, and videos. Rap-Up is the national hip-hop and R&B magazine that has featured music's biggest stars.
Also in Hip Hop Music Magazines
2M 401K 311.2K 30 posts / year Get Email Contact

61. VH1 | Music

VH1 | Music US
VH1 Music is your source for music news, reviews, music videos, photos and interviews
6.4M 1.2M 798.8K Get Email Contact

62. BaebleMusic

BaebleMusic Brooklyn, New York, US
Baeble Music is a Brooklyn-based music platform dedicated to providing high quality, originally produced video programming that extends far beyond its web-based home and its city borders. It is devoted to providing daily coverage on all things music and pop culture.
72.7K 10K 30 posts / year Get Email Contact

63. LA Music Blog

LA Music Blog Los Angeles, California, US
Los Angeles-based music blog featuring album and concert reviews, music news, giveaways, concert dates, musician interviews, and more.
8.4K 8.7K 2.9K Get Email Contact

64. L.A. Record | Los Angeles Independent Music Coverage

L.A. Record | Los Angeles Independent Music Coverage Los Angeles, California, US
L.A. Record is Los Angeles' biggest music magazine since 2005.
12.4K 19.8K 26.5K Get Email Contact

65. Nash Country Daily | Country Music News

Nash Country Daily | Country Music News Nashville, Tennessee, US
Exclusive interviews, up-to-date news, videos and podcasts for country music fans across the globe.
3 10 posts / year Get Email Contact

66. Grimy Goods | New Music

Grimy Goods | New Music City of Angels
Grimy Goods is L.A.'s premier music lifestyle blog. It's a hip site to discover the best new indie music, concerts, fashion and L.A. life.
14.8K 12.1K 30.5K May 2009 Get Email Contact

67. Ovrld | The Austin Music Blog

Ovrld | The Austin Music Blog Austin, Texas, US
Ovrld has become the leading Austin music site mostly as a result of a bargain with a demonic armadillo named Carl. Ovrld is your guide to the best music from, in, and around the live music capital of the world - Austin, Texas.
Also in Austin Music Blogs
3.4K 3K Feb 2011 Get Email Contact

68. Visible Voice

Visible Voice Seattle, Washington, US
Visible Voice is a Indie Live Music News, Photos, Reviews and Recordings.
794 895 3 posts / year Get Email Contact

69. Flotzam

Flotzam Seattle, Washington, US
Flotzam is a blog focused on Seattle Music. It is a Seattle music website with reviews, interviews, mp3s and more.
29 34 Apr 2009 Get Email Contact

70. FIDDLEFREAK | Your Folk Music Since 2008

FIDDLEFREAK | Your Folk Music Since 2008 California, US
Fiddlefreak is the blog of Stuart Mason. I review alt.country, old time, bluegrass, Celtic, blues, and other music of the people, on a purely subjective basis.
512 271 Get Email Contact

71. Manhattan City Music

Manhattan City Music New York City, New York, US
Manhattan City Music provides the finest music and entertainment in the New York area to make your corporate event, wedding reception or other special event memorable, elegant and fun! We have done thousands of parties and many high profile events around NY.
408 50 3 posts / year Oct 2013 Get Email Contact

72. Lo-Fi music

Lo-Fi music US
Links, discussion, commentary, and reviews of experimental, electronic, ambient, new weird america, indie and lo-fi music.
309 Get Email Contact

73. Lou Harrison: American Musical Maverick

Lou Harrison: American Musical Maverick California, US
Bill Alves is a southern California composer of acoustic and electronic microtonal music, music for gamelan, video, and other works. He is the author of Music of the Peoples of the World and his discs are available from MicroFest Records, Spectral Harmonies, and Kinetica Video Library.
Mar 2017 Get Email Contact

American Music Bloggers

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Blogger Name Email Blog Link Total Blog Posts
Paul “Big Homie” Duong rapradar.com 2335
Andrew Sacher brooklynvegan.com 1978
Bill Pearis brooklynvegan.com 1955
Jacob Uitti americansongwriter.com 1766
Rap-Up rap-up.com 1393
Tom Breihan stereogum.com 1372
James Rettig stereogum.com 1275
Music Connection musicconnection.com 1030
Amanda Hatfield brooklynvegan.com 1026
Tina Benitez-Eves americansongwriter.com 1024
BrooklynVegan Staff brooklynvegan.com 983
TheScenestar thescenestar.typepad.com 907
Chris DeVille stereogum.com 902
Mike Mineo obscuresound.com 853
Rachel Brodsky stereogum.com 808
Will Oliver weallwantsomeone.org 772
Ikechukwu Gideon thejoyof6.com 721
Meka 2dopeboyz.com 687
Jon Blistein rollingstone.com 612
C. Vernon Coleman II xxlmag.com 571
Daniel Kreps rollingstone.com 568
Kevin Bronson buzzbands.la 553
Shawn Grant thesource.com 508
Peter Helman stereogum.com 487
Catherine Walthall americansongwriter.com 476
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