Blender Magazine Shuts Down

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A few years ago Blender vaulted to into position as one of the top music magazine in the United States.  Today it is out of business though it will publish a more limited online edition.

For Blender, music was a Hollywood-style celebrity gossip contact sport, and they pushed the entire music magazine genre in that direction with their success. But for those who like that kind of journalism, Blender was the bible. The glossy rag also carried more – albeit very brief – record reviews than anyone, and it will live on in the press kits of hundreds of bands who never got ink anywhere else outside of their hometowns.

R.I.P. Blender. I won't miss you, but others will.

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  1. It’s sad that folks are losing their jobs, but Blender is/was a pretty mediocre magazine and no great loss for music coverage. Rolling Stone can drop off the face of the earth as well. Want a good music magazine? I say always try Uncut or Mojo. Probably not top-40 enough for the Blender crowd, but still solid titles.

  2. Good riddens! Blender has been one of the worst things to happen to music since the 1996 Telecom Act. They pioneered the “snobby list” that often had little value and high degrees of smug self-satisfaction.

  3. Hello Taylor. Haven’t talked with you in a few years. Just thought I’s say hello.
    Blender wasn’t at the top of my must read list but I found enough useful info to be a subscriber. It’s hard to get noticed anymore in the music business. The closing of Blender leaves us all with one less resource.

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