Stereogum

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Stereogum
Web address www.stereogum.com
Owner Spin Media
Editor Scott Lapatine
Launched 2002; 12 years ago (2002)

Stereogum is a daily Internet publication that focuses on independent music news and commentary. The site was created in January 2002 by Scott Lapatine and is currently owned by SpinMedia. As of 2005, it attracted more than 500,000 unique visitors per month. Whitney Matheson has named it as one of her favorite websites.[1]

Stereogum has received several awards and citations, including the Plug Award for best music blog, Blender's Powergeek 25, and Entertainment Weekly's Best Music Websites. The site was named an Official Honoree of the Webby Awards in the music category and won the Omma Award for Web Site Excellence in the Entertainment/Music category. In 2011, Stereogum won The Village Voice's Music Blog of the Year.[citation needed]

History[edit]

In late 2006, Stereogum received an influx of capital through Bob Pittman's private investment entity The Pilot Group. In November 2007, it was purchased by Spin Media (FKA BUZZMedia). April 2008 saw the launch of Videogum, a sister site focused on television, movies, and Web videos.

Music releases[edit]

In July 2007, Stereogum released OKX, a tenth anniversary tribute to Radiohead's OK Computer. Cover songs were solicited from fourteen indie rock artists including Doveman, Vampire Weekend, John Vanderslice, David Bazan, Cold War Kids, My Brightest Diamond, Marissa Nadler, Chris Funk of The Decemberists, and Chris Walla of Death Cab for Cutie. The album can be heard free of charge at http://www.stereogum.com/okx.

Other free Stereogum compilation albums include: Drive XV, a tribute to R.E.M.'s Automatic for the People (featuring Rogue Wave, Meat Puppets, Sara Quin, and Dr. Dog); Enjoyed, a tribute to Björk's Post (featuring Liars, Edward Droste, Dirty Projectors, Final Fantasy, Atlas Sound); Stroked, a tribute to The Strokes's Is This It (featuring Real Estate, Owen Pallett, Peter Bjorn & John, and The Morning Benders); and MySplice Vols 1-4:, an annual mashup collaboration with team9.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matheson, Whitney (20 December 2005). "A Q&A with ... Stereogum's Scott Lapatine". USA Today. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 

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