THE TOP 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL MUSIC BLOGS OF 2018
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Pitchfork is the web’s most popular music resource, with expansive daily coverage of indie rock, hip-hop, electronic, pop, metal, and experimental music. Publishing daily reviews, features, and interviews, as well as real-time music news coverage.
Hypebot posts daily content for indie musicians and record labels, including blogs about the music business, news and technology. Their posts are usually in-depth and well worth reading, but great tips can often be found in the comments section of their posts too, so remember to scroll down and you might find something interesting.
3) Brooklyn Vegan
Founded in 2004, BrooklynVegan is an independent, NYC-centric, mostly-music blog that focuses on international music news, live show reviews, pictures, tour dates, gossip, tips, MP3’s, streams, videos, and much more. Non-music news finds it’s way on to our pages as well, and every post comes with an open exchange of ideas via the public commenting system.
4) Your EDM
Sharing the latest and greatest in the Electronic Dance Music (#EDM) scene.
5) Pigeons & Planes
Pigeons and Planes is a music discovery site, brought to you by COMPLEX. New music and music news updated daily, ranging from hip-hop and pop to indie rock and electronic. They put you on to good music made by good artists, whether they’re established stars or rising newcomers.
6) My Old Kentucky Blog
Indianapolis, IN Based Blog Bringing You The Best In Music, Art, and Culture. My Old Kentucky Blog also hosts its on show on SIRIUS XMU Satellite Radio’s “Blog Radio”: Every Tuesday at 12pm EST on Channel 35 w/ Replay at Midnight EST.
7) Music | Reddit
The musical community of reddit.
8) Trap Music Blog – Run The Trap
Your source for all things trap music, hip hop, 808 bass music & everything in between. A new order for underground music and culture.
9) Consequence of Sound
Consequence of Sound is an online music publication updated daily with music news, MP3s, tour dates, album reviews, festival lineups, and more.
The world’s foremost authority on EDM : free music downloads, artist interviews, industry news, curated playlists, trending charts, and more.
11) All Music
AllMusic is a comprehensive and in-depth resource for finding out more about the albums, bands, musicians and songs you love.
12) Dancing Astronaut
Dancing Astronaut is the leading dance music media site in the US. Dancing Astronaut’s 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.
BIRP is an indie music blog & monthly playlist sharing only the best new music. Keep up to date with music news, tours, videos & more
All Songs Considered is the place to discover music. The acclaimed weekly program – available as streaming audio, a podcast and a broadcast – melds contemporary music, live concerts, videos and artist interviews to offer a truly eclectic mix.
The original new music blog. MP3s, videos, news, reviews, and indie rock gossip.
16) FACT Magazine
The world’s most on-it music magazine, home of the weekly FACT mix series and FACT TV
17) Hype Machine
The best place to find new music on the web. Every day, thousands of people around the world write about music they love — and it all ends up here.
18) Elicit Magazine
Elicit Magazine is interested in the singers and songwriters who are so passionate about what they do, that no matter what, they will always be a music artist.
19) Hip-Hop Wired
Keeping You Informed With The Latest on Hip-Hop Culture, Rappers, Hip Hop News, Rap and Entertainment News, Black Politics, Video Vixens, Music Reviews and Urban Lifestyle…
20) No Fear Of Pop
No Fear Of Pop was founded in Berlin in late February 2010. It is a website about music of whatever genre and of whatever origin that seeks to transcend the habitual preconceptions about the “modern” in contemporary popular culture. The music written about will be pop in the broadest, most liberal sense of the term, rejecting accustomed dichotomies between the underground and the established – read mainstream. We believe that the music that you’ll find on this site is not to be missed within the context of the pop tropes of today and tomorrow.
Popjustice is a website which bangs on about pop music at considerable length. We have been giving pop the respect it deserves and the disrespect it deserves since the turn of the century.
22) Drowned In Sound
DrownedinSound.com, or DiS, is a UK-based music webzine dedicated to new, independent, innovative and groundbreaking music, as well as the best from established artists and international talents.
23) Artist Development and Production
The leading site in the latest and relevant artist development and music production insight and advice – from Alex Houton, music producer and entrepreneur, founder of AHM Media and Spotlight 87 Entertainment Group with 6X GRAMMY winner, Brian Vibberts.
24) This Song Is Sick
ThisSongIsSick.com is all about making it easier for you to discover sick new music that you’ve never heard before. We work with musicians and record labels from all over the world to showcase a variety of the freshest electronic, hip-hop, indie, and alternative music to a global following that is comprised of millions of music lovers in over 110 countries.
25) Rap Radar
Rap Radar is the Premiere Rap Blog for the latest news, music and video in Hip Hop Culture.
26) EDM Nations
EDM Nations brings you the best and newest EDM news about your favorite producers/DJ’s. From city to city, from country to country, from continent to continent, It brings together all EDM lovers from all nations of this globe.
27) Indie Shuffle Music Blog
Indie Shuffle is a global music blog that covers indie rock, electronic, hip hop, folk and more. We shuffle through piles of independent music — old and new — so you don’t have to.
Get the latest dance news and videos from Mixmag.
29) The FADER
The FADER is the definitive voice of music and the lifestyle that surrounds it.
30) T.H.E – Music Essentials
Home to the latest news, reviews, previews, interviews and much more from the world of Electronic Dance Music!
31) The 405 Music and Culture Magazine
The 405 is an online music and culture magazine packed with the latest music and film news, reviews, and interviews, plus mixtapes, features & much more.
32) EDM Sauce
EDM Sauce is one of the largest independent websites dedicated to new Electronic Dance Music, News, Technology and Humor.
ThisisRnB.com is the premiere online destination for mainstream R&B music fans. The website is updated daily, with the latest news, music, videos, performances, interviews, gossip & more.
Dedicated to music discovery. EARMILK serves the latest music news, streams, downloads and more. We cover everything we love, these include dance, hiphop, and electronic, indie rock, trap, witch-house, edm, post-dubstep, dreamwave, alternative and probably about 500 others – at EARMILK you get the gambit.
35) The Line of Best Fit – New Music Discovery
New Music Discovery: the best tracks by the hottest emerging bands from the UK, US and beyond.
36) GORILLA VS. BEAR
Gorilla vs. Bear is a Texas-based music blog. Once called the New Yorker of hipster blogs, we blog about relevant artists of the day, with no particular genre-specific focus.
37) Tiny Mix Tapes
At Tiny Mix Tapes, we provide both up-to-date and dated news, reviews, interviews, and articles on different genres in the vast music world, including independent releases, major label releases, and even self-releases.
38) Ditto Music Blog
Ditto Music distribute your music online and into the charts. We were responsible for the first ever unsigned artist (Koopa) to break the UK top 40 singles chart in 2007. We now distribute over 30,000 artists including Ed Sheeran, Paul McCartney and Finch. As well as digital distribution to hundreds of key stores, we provide you with the tools to succeed and build a brand behind your music.
39) Aquarium Drunkard
Aquarium Drunkard is an eclectic audio blog featuring daily music reviews, interviews, features, mp3 samples and sessions. Originating in 2005, digging globally, the Drunkard bridges contemporary sounds with vintage garage, psych, folk, country, soul, funk, r&b and beyond.
40) Under the Radar | Music Blog for the Indie Music Magazine
The solution to music pollution. Official website for the indie music magazine with web-exclusive interviews, photos, reviews, mp3s, videos, music news and more.
41) Slipped Disc | The inside track on classical music and related cultures
Slipped Disc is an interactive site that receives a constant flow of information from its readers around the world. If something happens in music, you are likely to read it here first. A classical music blog by Norman Lebrecht.
42) Music – Louder Than War
Louder Than War is the UK’s fastest growing and award-winning music and culture website. We bring you the latest music news and reviews, interviews and features as well as discussion on international punk rock and pop culture. The latest rock, punk, metal and alternative music news, album and gig reviews.
43) The AU Review
Discover the best new music on Australia’s premiere independent online publication. The AU features exclusive Live Music Reviews and Photo Galleries for Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Hobart, Wollongong, Darwin and more, plus Singles of the Day, Album Reviews, Interviews and much more.
44)The Industry Observer
The Industry Observer is a B2B news and analysis tool for the Australasian industry. Helping record labels, artist managers, peak industry bodies and rights-holders navigate the local and international markets with honest, insightful content, The Industry Observer is just as accessible to the local songwriter with international ambitions as it is to a major label chairman.
Lovablevibes is a Nigeria Music & News Site That Gives Up To Date On The Latest Music, News & Shows,Reviews, Albums, Videos, Entertainment Highlight, Events and more.
46) Buzz Bands L.A.
Uncovering the best new videos and upcoming concerts. Crisp interviews, vivid photos and informed features keep listeners connected to Los Angeles.
47) The Music Ninja – Discover new music everyday
A new music blog about discovering great songs from all genres: trance, experimental, hip/hop, remixes, indie rock, free mp3’s, every day reviews.
The dopest new hip hop, upcoming artists, music news, culture, and style.
A music site for those interested in the freshest tracks, the best new albums, specially-curated playlists, Irish music news, features, gig guides and much more.
50) Songtrust | Take Control of Your Music Publishing
Songtrust, a Billboard Magazine Top 10 Music Start-Up, provides a technology platform for royalty collection services to music business professionals. Our industry-leading online solutions help songwriters, artists, managers, labels and publishers simplify music rights management including the administration of music publishing assets, performing rights, and digital licensing.
51) Greeblehaus | Music Archives
Greeblehaus is a Denver lifestyle blog by Aimee Giese covering parenting, music, concert photography, travel and tech. Blog since 2005, Denver since 1994.
Olagist is a Media based blog that provides all round entertainments such as Latest Songs, Musical Videos, Song Lyrics, Albums, Mixtapes Mp3 Download.
53) A Music Blog, Yea?
I’m Alicia — creator and owner of A Music Blog, Yea?. I’m 22 and live in Toronto, Ontario. On the music front, I absolutely love going to/photographing concerts and interviewing my favourite people. It’s amazing to have a job that allows me to speak with not only musicians I love, but also wrestlers.
54) All Things Go
Music Discovery I Music Festival
55) Heavy Blog Is Heavy
Heavy Blog (Is Heavy) is a blog dedicated to heavy music and all its friends, featuring metal news, reviews, interviews, and other nincompoopery.
56) T.H.E – Music Essentials
Home to the latest news, reviews, previews, interviews and much more from the world of Electronic Dance Music!
57) Music 3.0 Music Industry Blog
Bobby Owsinski’s Music 3.0 Blog features the latest music industry news as well as social media tips and tricks.
Podcart is a Scottish-based music blog. The team writes about music and things associated with music. They also produce weekly podcasts showcasing the best in grass roots and unsigned artists not only from Scotland, but around the world.
59) A&R Factory – Unsigned Music
Leading A&R Music Industry Blog – Featuring upcoming unsigned bands and buzz artists from around the world.
60) Fake Shore Drive® – The Chicago Hip Hop Blog
Fake Shore Drive is the Midwest’s best source for hip-hop. The Chicago-based blog is updated daily with news, music and exclusive content.
DrunkenWerewolf provides daily music reviews, features, interviews and more in a sometimes heated but always passionate manner. With feminism and equal rights at the fore; we aim to give open, honest critique with a twist of Bristolian zest.
62) The Wild Honey Pie
We’re a collective of filmmakers, producers, writers and designers supporting genuinely great music. Music blog, original videos and events.
63) Pop, Rinse, Repeat
Pop, Rinse, Repeat blog has been showcasing the best in up and coming music and maybe some tried and true artists as well. It is a pop music blog that features mostly indie pop music but in reality music that interests the author.
Okayplayer is the original progressive urban music site and maintains its position as the premier digital destination for music connoisseurs worldwide. Okayplayer delivers the full spectrum of groundbreaking music to your fingertips (and earphones) everyday. Well-established as the gold standard in online hip-hop and many more.
65) Daily Beat
The definitive entertainment platform for electronic dance music.
66) The Playground
UK Music PR, Press & Radio plugging, Music Promotion and Band Promotion, Publicity, Event Promotion, Label, London Music PR.
Awesong.in is the largest unplugged bollywood cover provider which provide mashup, oldies, cover, unplugged, reprise songs.
68) By The Wavs
By The Wavs has everything from house to hardstyle and dubstep. We have it all and will be reporting on everything and anything EDM. We post mixes, live sets, new songs, concerts, festivals, news and albums.
69) Grimy Goods – Los Angeles Music Blog
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.
70) Largehearted Boy : a music and literature blog
Largehearted Boy is a literature and music website featuring daily free and legal music downloads as well as news and features from the worlds of music, literature, and pop culture.
Noiseporn is your ultimate guide to everything dance music, bringing you the latest EDM news, artist interviews, EDM reviews and more.
72) The Nocturnal Times
The Nocturnal Times | Electronic Dance Music (EDM) & Nightlife Culture News For Night Owls
73) Ad Hoc
AdHoc is an underground music and visual culture publication created for and by a community of music lovers with a shared ethos: that of building the world you want to see using the materials at your disposal. We’re a daily destination for MP3s, videos, mixes, interviews, artist’s writings, and cultural commentary– curated for quality.
74) Metal Music Blog
Metal music blog albums reviews. It is a Large collection of dark, doom, gothic, black, death, power, folk genres.
HipHopMusic is a music and lyrics blog that deliver Modern Hiphop music to its peak.
A music community dedicated to discovering & showcasing talents that provide a unique perspective in today’s musical landscape. Through revealing interviews with progressive talents, showcasing pieces on emerging trends and cultures, and presentations of products in their raw form, we speak to the influencers in their own language.
77) Every record tells a story
A Blog About Music, Vinyl, More Music and (Sometimes) Music…
78) Metal Nexus
Metal Nexus is your source of daily information about everything related to metal music.
79) One Stop Record Shop
The ultimate London-based music and entertainment blog. Discover new music, hot releases, emerging bands and exclusive interviews. We cover pop, rock, indie and more.
Los Angeles-based music blog focused on helping you discover new music & emerging artists. Mission to help share the music that has been overlooked and needs to be heard.
81) On The Come Up TV
On The Come Up TV is a digital multi genre music dojo based in London with a focus on discovering unrivalled talent.
82) Where the Music Meets
A online music magazine curated by musicholics.
83) For The Love Of Bands
At For The Love Of Bands it’s all about the artists. We want to reward creativity by providing a free platform to promote your awesomeness! Free artist promotion Monthly playlists on Soundcloud & Spotify Album & song reviews.
84) Digital Music Discovery & Showcase Platform
Digital music discovery & showcase platform. Breaking music news, new music videos, exclusive interviews, music blogs and music events/venue reviews.
85) Turtle Tempo
A London-based music blog that cares about new music. We are committed to giving talented indie & alternative music artists the recognition they deserve.
86) LIVE music blog
We dig concerts, festivals, and bands that know how to play live. A music blog about concerts, festivals, music news, photos, videos, Bonnaroo, Phish, Coachella, Austin City Limits, Lollapalooza and more…
Classical Music news, listen to classical music online with music reviews and new releases, and the great composers from the world of music with BBC Music Magazine. BBC Music Magazine is the world’s best-selling classical magazine. Online and off, we give you the latest classical music news, guides to the great composers, artist interviews and much more.
88) I Love Great Music
The #1 Source for Music. Updated Daily with the Latest Urban Music, Videos, Albums, Mixtapes & News Articles. Download & Stream Music for Free.
89) LA Music Blog
Los Angeles-based music blog featuring album and concert reviews, music news, giveaways, concert dates, musician interviews, and more!
A music blog about albums, unsigned bands, music reviews, opinions and vinyl
91) This Is How You Music
The name is Aja and I’m just your everyday awkward avid concert goer who has an extreme love for indie music. If I’m not writing blog posts, I’m probably at a concert or working to get my communications degree from Kennesaw State University. The goal of this blog is to bring attention to what the indie music world has to offer and give helpful concert advice along the way.
MusicTalks is Where To Find New Music On Our Independent Music Blog. Stories Written By The Artists From Around The World.
93) The Camp House
Discover new country songs, country music artists, music festivals and much more. The official blog page of Camp House Concerts.
94) Music Enthusiast
At the intersection of rock, blues, R&B, jazz, pop,and soul. For the True Believer.
95) Depth Magazine
Depth Magazine exists because of the love of alternative music; including metal, rock, punk and other related genres such as electronicore. We create music reviews, interviews and other content relevant to the industry, and we do it all with heart.
96) Surfing sound waves
Surfing sound waves is the platform for online music discovery based in Venice, CA. Founded and curated by Irina Liakh @irinaliakh, SSW brings extensive coverage for both indie and pop music, giving voice to the best emerging artists and celebrating established musicians across all genres.
97) Emerging Indie Bands
For the best emerging bands from around the world. A music blog by Tim Whale.
HighClouds, Music Junkies’ Holy Bible is a project headed by a team of music-addicts. We have varied tastes and we are crazy about emerging talented artists; we run a music blog that has became a real multimedia platform. Our main focus is reviewing materials (album, EP, video, tracks) from new up and coming artists. We also cover the releases of established ones.
99) I Heart Moosiq
An obsession with music, both recorded and live.
100) Obscure Sound
Obscure Sound exposes independent musicians through in-depth features and free MP3s.