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MusicOMH
Web address www.musicomh.com
Available in English
Launched 15 December 1999[1]
Alexa rank positive decrease 314,578 (April 2014)[1]

musicOMH is a United Kingdom-based website which publishes independent reviews, features and interviews from across all musical genres including classical, metal, rock and R&B.

History[edit]

MusicOMH was founded and launched by Editor in Chief Michael Hubbard in 1999.[2]

In February 2011 the site's former theatre section was spun off, becoming Exeunt Magazine, as MusicOMH refocused from being a general arts publication to writing exclusively about music.

Main features and coverage[edit]

MusicOMH's music content consists of reviews of albums, gigs, tracks and festivals, alongside features, interviews and blog posts.The site also provides live reviews and other features.[3] The site's album reviews, usually covering a wide range of genres including pop, electro, classical, metal, rock and R&B,[2] have been quoted by numerous publications such as The Daily Telegraph, The Independent and the BBC.[4][5][6][7][8][9] The site has also been used as one of many sources to accumulate aggregrated review scores for Metacritic.[10][11][12]

Further illustrating MusicOMH's diversity, the BBC also regularly links to the site's reviews of The Proms, an eight-week run of orchestral classical music concerts.[13][14][15][16]

The site also conducts interviews with various members of the music industry, with the likes of house music duo Basement Jaxx, Swedish rock band Miike Snow and rapper Jay-Z in their previously interviewed repertoire.[17][18][19] In September 2009, publications such as Contactmusic.com, AOL and Yahoo! Music used the interview with Jay-Z to spread word of his will to work with other notable musicians such as Jack White and Bono.[19][20][21][22]

Awards and nominations[edit]

The Independent described MusicOMH as "Brit-centric, accessible and unpretentious", in their list of the 25 best music websites in October 2009.[3] The site was nominated for Best Digital Publication at the 2009, 2010 and 2011 Record Of The Day Awards.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Musicomh.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2012-04-02. 
  2. ^ a b "About Us - Musicomh". MusicOMH. Retrieved 2009-10-22. 
  3. ^ a b "The 25 best music websites". The Independent (London). 2009-10-16. Retrieved 2009-10-22. 
  4. ^ Gray, Iain (2007-10-22). "Oasis release download-only single". The Daily Telegraph (London). Retrieved 2009-10-21. 
  5. ^ "The Word On... The Big Pink, A Brief History of love". The Independent (London). 2009-09-18. Retrieved 2009-10-22. 
  6. ^ "The Word On... Just Jack, All night cinema". The Independent (London). 2009-09-04. Retrieved 2009-10-22. 
  7. ^ "Singers - Reviews". BBC. Retrieved 2009-12-07. 
  8. ^ "BBC Philharmonic News - Grammy Award Nominations". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2009-12-07. 
  9. ^ "Manchester > Entertainment > Music > The Great Unheard > The Mekkits!". BBC Manchester. Retrieved 2009-10-22. 
  10. ^ "Writer's Block reviews at". Metacritic.com. Retrieved 2009-12-07. 
  11. ^ "Music For Men reviews at". Metacritic.com. 2009-10-06. Retrieved 2009-12-07. 
  12. ^ "Popular Songs reviews at". Metacritic.com. 2009-09-08. Retrieved 2009-12-07. 
  13. ^ "Proms - Reviews". BBC. Retrieved 2009-12-07. 
  14. ^ "Proms - Reviews". BBC. Retrieved 2009-12-07. 
  15. ^ "Proms - Review: 8 August Prom 35". BBC. 2007-08-08. Retrieved 2009-12-07. 
  16. ^ "BBC Proms Reviews 2009". musicOMH. 2009-08-27. Retrieved 2009-12-07. 
  17. ^ "Basement Jaxx". musicOMH. 2009-08-27. Retrieved 2009-12-07. 
  18. ^ "Miike Snow". musicOMH. 2009-08-27. Retrieved 2009-12-07. 
  19. ^ a b "Jay-Z | interview (Part 1)". musicOMH. 2009-08-27. Retrieved 2009-12-07. 
  20. ^ "Bono - Jay-Z's Bono Plan". Contactmusic.com. Retrieved 2009-10-22. 
  21. ^ "Jay-Z's Bono plan". Yahoo! Music. Retrieved 2009-10-22. [dead link]
  22. ^ "Jay-Z's Bono plan". AOL Music. Retrieved 2009-10-22. 

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