I’ll be the first one to admit, compiling top lists like this is never easy and subject to author bias and reader criticism. However, I’m still gonna go for it. And that’s only because I’m putting this disclaimer here and letting you fantastically awesome people tell me what else I might have overlooked or should not have included in the comments on this article. We good? Aight, let’s do this.
AUTHOR’S NOTE: THIS ARTICLE MAY HAVE OUTDATED INFO AND WILL BE REVISED SOON.
The Top 5 Music Industry Blogs
Pitchfork.com – My first reaction to this blog was that it was fairly well diversified, with content ranging from CD reviews and videos to interviews and hot topic features.
Consequence of Sound – Honestly I am not extremely familiar with this blog, but it has a wide range of news, reviews and features. Plus, I kind of felt obligated to list this one because they had a CD review of the debut PHOX album on the front, and I mean, that’s just a given right? Even though they did only give the album a B- … (throw curse words at CoS)
Music Industry News Network – I’ve graced this site with my presence several times because it will usually have some great “good-to-know” content. I would consider this site more of a music news aggregator than a full-blooded blog, but it brings the noise and news from the industry all to one easy-to-browse place, making it a valuable resource for any musician.
Music Week – Who’s getting signed this week? Who’s getting dropped? Any new successes or failures in the world of music streaming? Who’s new on the scene? What music legends did we recently lose? Get all this and more from Music Week: The Business of Music.
Hypebot.com / Music Think Tank – Last, but by far certainly not least, let’s not forget everyone’s favorite blog to keep up on how the music industry is changing through technology. How else would you know what the latest thing is to put your music on (as if we didn’t have enough already)?
This Author Has Left the Building…
There you have it, my top 10 list. Now this is the part where I ask the million dollar question: What did I miss? What should I have not included? What do you really think of me? (Just try it buddy. And make sure if you leave a rude comment to also include your home address.)