Most Influential Music Blogs

1Never underestimate the power of music blogs in a marketplace where an almost unlimited number of voices are screaming for attention. We look at the Top 25 of the 200 most influential music blogs of 2019, whether you’re trying to find new music to listen to or get your music ‘discovered’.


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1) Pitchfork

Pitchfork is the web’s most popular music resource, with expansive daily coverage of indie rock, hip-hop, electronic, pop, metal, and experimental music. Publishing daily reviews, features, and interviews, as well as real-time music news coverage.

6a00d83451b36c69e201b7c907b568970b-150wi2) Hypebot

Hypebot posts daily content for indie musicians and record labels, including blogs about the music business, news and technology. Their posts are usually in-depth and well worth reading, but great tips can often be found in the comments section of their posts too, so remember to scroll down and you might find something interesting.

3) Brooklyn Vegan

Founded in 2004, BrooklynVegan is an independent, NYC-centric, mostly-music blog that focuses on international music news, live show reviews, pictures, tour dates, gossip, tips, MP3’s, streams, videos, and much more. Non-music news finds it’s way on to our pages as well, and every post comes with an open exchange of ideas via the public commenting system.

4) Your EDM

Sharing the latest and greatest in the Electronic Dance Music (#EDM) scene.

5) Pigeons & Planes

Pigeons and Planes is a music discovery site, brought to you by COMPLEX. New music and music news updated daily, ranging from hip-hop and pop to indie rock and electronic. They put you on to good music made by good artists, whether they’re established stars or rising newcomers.

6) Music | Reddit

The musical community of reddit.

7) My Old Kentucky Blog

Indianapolis, IN Based Blog Bringing You The Best In Music, Art, and Culture. My Old Kentucky Blog also hosts its on show on SIRIUS XMU Satellite Radio’s “Blog Radio”: Every Tuesday at 12pm EST on Channel 35 w/ Replay at Midnight EST.

8) Trap Music Blog – Run The Trap

Your source for all things trap music, hip hop, 808 bass music & everything in between. A new order for underground music and culture.

9) Consequence of Sound

Consequence of Sound is an online music publication updated daily with music news, MP3s, tour dates, album reviews, festival lineups, and more.

10) EDM.com 

The world’s foremost authority on EDM : free music downloads, artist interviews, industry news, curated playlists, trending charts, and more.

11) All Music

AllMusic is a comprehensive and in-depth resource for finding out more about the albums, bands, musicians and songs you love.

12) Dancing Astronaut

Dancing Astronaut is the leading dance music media site in the US. Dancing Astronaut’s mission is to expose and promote electronic dance music in the digital media space in order to grow the industry’s reach and support talented artists.

13) Birp!

BIRP is an indie music blog & monthly playlist sharing only the best new music. Keep up to date with music news, tours, videos & more

214) NPR 

All Songs Considered is the place to discover music. The acclaimed weekly program – available as streaming audio, a podcast and a broadcast – melds contemporary music, live concerts, videos and artist interviews to offer a truly eclectic mix.

15) Stereogum

The original new music blog. MP3s, videos, news, reviews, and indie rock gossip.

16) FACT Magazine

The world’s most on-it music magazine, home of the weekly FACT mix series and FACT TV

17) Hype Machine

The best place to find new music on the web. Every day, thousands of people around the world write about music they love — and it all ends up here.

18) Elicit Magazine

Elicit Magazine is interested in the singers and songwriters who are so passionate about what they do, that no matter what, they will always be a music artist.

19) Hip-Hop Wired

Keeping You Informed With The Latest on Hip-Hop Culture, Rappers, Hip Hop News, Rap and Entertainment News, Black Politics, Video Vixens, Music Reviews and Urban Lifestyle…

20) No Fear Of Pop

No Fear Of Pop was founded in Berlin in late February 2010. It is a website about music of whatever genre and of whatever origin that seeks to transcend the habitual preconceptions about the “modern” in contemporary popular culture. The music written about will be pop in the broadest, most liberal sense of the term, rejecting accustomed dichotomies between the underground and the established – read mainstream. We believe that the music that you’ll find on this site is not to be missed within the context of the pop tropes of today and tomorrow.

21) Popjustice 

Popjustice is a website which bangs on about pop music at considerable length. We have been giving pop the respect it deserves and the disrespect it deserves since the turn of the century.

22) Drowned In Sound

DrownedinSound.com, or DiS, is a UK-based music webzine dedicated to new, independent, innovative and groundbreaking music, as well as the best from established artists and international talents.

23) Artist Development and Production

The leading site in the latest and relevant artist development and music production insight and advice – from Alex Houton, music producer and entrepreneur, founder of AHM Media and Spotlight 87 Entertainment Group with 6X GRAMMY winner, Brian Vibberts.

24) This Song Is Sick

ThisSongIsSick.com is all about making it easier for you to discover sick new music that you’ve never heard before. We work with musicians and record labels from all over the world to showcase a variety of the freshest electronic, hip-hop, indie, and alternative music to a global following that is comprised of millions of music lovers in over 110 countries.

25) Rap Radar

Rap Radar is the Premiere Rap Blog for the latest news, music and video in Hip Hop Culture.

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