Type of site
|Online magazine, music website|
|Founded||London, United Kingdom|
|Headquarters||London, United Kingdom|
|Key people||Michael Hubbard, Melanie Eskenazi, Rob Mesure, Steven Johnson|
|Launched||15 December 1999|
musicOMH was founded and launched by Editor in Chief Michael Hubbard in 1999.
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
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. The site's album reviews, usually covering a wide range of genres including pop, electro, classical, metal, rock and R&B, have been quoted by numerous publications such as The Daily Telegraph, The Independent and the BBC. The site has also been used as one of many sources to accumulate aggregated review scores for Metacritic.
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. 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.
Awards and nominations
The Independent described MusicOMH as "Brit-centric, accessible and unpretentious", in their list of the 25 best music websites in October 2009. The site was nominated for Best Digital Publication at the 2009, 2010 and 2011 Record Of The Day Awards.
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- "The 25 best music websites". The Independent. London. 2009-10-16. Retrieved 2009-10-22.
- Gray, Iain (2007-10-22). "Oasis release download-only single". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 2009-10-21.
- "The Word On... The Big Pink, A Brief History of love". The Independent. London. 2009-09-18. Retrieved 2009-10-22.
- "The Word On... Just Jack, All night cinema". The Independent. London. 2009-09-04. Retrieved 2009-10-22.
- "Singers - Reviews". BBC. Archived from the original on 2008-12-31. Retrieved 2009-12-07.
- "BBC Philharmonic News - Grammy Award Nominations". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2009-12-07.[permanent dead link]
- "Manchester > Entertainment > Music > The Great Unheard > The Mekkits!". BBC Manchester. Retrieved 2009-10-22.
- "Writer's Block reviews at". Metacritic.com. Retrieved 2009-12-07.
- "Music For Men reviews at". Metacritic.com. 2009-10-06. Retrieved 2009-12-07.
- "Popular Songs reviews at". Metacritic.com. 2009-09-08. Retrieved 2009-12-07.
- "Basement Jaxx". musicOMH. 2009-08-27. Retrieved 2009-12-07.
- "Miike Snow". musicOMH. 2009-08-27. Retrieved 2009-12-07.
- "Jay-Z | interview (Part 1)". musicOMH. 2009-08-27. Retrieved 2009-12-07.
- "Bono - Jay-Z's Bono Plan". Contactmusic.com. Retrieved 2009-10-22.
- "Jay-Z's Bono plan". Yahoo! Music. Retrieved 2009-10-22.[dead link]
- "Jay-Z's Bono plan". AOL Music. Retrieved 2009-10-22.