Billboard Hires 2 Top Music Industry Bloggers
For five and half year Peoples blogged daily at Coolfer.com about music industry news adding insightful commentary. Now he's shut down Coolfer to turn his attention to a new post as Senior Editorial Analyst at Billboard. Prince founded the irreverent Daily Swarm almost two years ago, but took over as The News Editor of Billboard.com last week. David says he'll continue to post on The Swarm alongside several contributors, but admits "news scoops will go to the day job".
Billboard has taken on an edgier and more opinionated tone in recent months and its good to see two fine writers get more steady sources of income. But its also hard to imagine that these two independent voices won't somehow be altered by senior editors and pressure from the trade publication's major label advertisers.