Blogs Are the New Record Labels

Written by Rizoh. Posted in WTF

Published on May 13, 2008 with 20 Comments

In case you weren’t convinced by this (or this), here’s yet another optimistic take on the future of the blogosphere.

Music blogs are nearly as old as the Web, but the past year has brought unprecedented growth, influence, and dollars to the sector as people look for help discovering new music.

CNET claims that blogs will not only replace traditional DJs in the long run, they’ll eventually start signing artists to their own imprint. The article points to Stereogum and Pitchfork as examples of blogs that have successfully moved in this direction. So, if any of you rap singers out there need a record deal or something, I’m only one click away. Hope you don’t have a problem with me retaining 100% of the publishing rights.

Source: CNET

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Rizoh

Rizoh is the most powerful man in all the lands. He lives in Houston where he earned a BS in Nerf Herding. He's the founder of The Rap Up, the former editor of Roc4Life.com, and is in the Grammy-awaiting band Pervertable Disciples.

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20 Comments

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  1. So, where do I sign up at?

  2. So, where do I sign up at?

  3. This was a great post – information I needed to know.

    Thanks Riz

  4. This was a great post – information I needed to know.

    Thanks Riz

  5. Yo Royce, name some artists you would sign, lol.

  6. LMAO @ Royce, I meant Riz

  7. Yo Royce, name some artists you would sign, lol.

  8. LMAO @ Royce, I meant Riz

  9. 2. Andrew Barber Says:
    May 13th, 2008 at 1:18 pm e

    This was a great post – information I needed to know.

    Thanks Riz
    ——————
    Thank you, sir, for the feedback.

  10. 2. Andrew Barber Says:
    May 13th, 2008 at 1:18 pm e

    This was a great post – information I needed to know.

    Thanks Riz
    ——————
    Thank you, sir, for the feedback.

  11. 4. Mjlovesthekids Says:
    May 13th, 2008 at 1:20 pm e

    LMAO @ Royce, I meant Riz
    ———————-
    No problem, I’ll take it as a compliment since he’s one of my all-time favorites.

    I would definitely sign Donny Goines. And Termanology, if he wasn’t already signed.

  12. 4. Mjlovesthekids Says:
    May 13th, 2008 at 1:20 pm e

    LMAO @ Royce, I meant Riz
    ———————-
    No problem, I’ll take it as a compliment since he’s one of my all-time favorites.

    I would definitely sign Donny Goines. And Termanology, if he wasn’t already signed.

  13. Oh yea Riz, Im out to start Getting My Clue on real soon. soo this is very correct.

    I just gotta think of a name since I cant use Dj L.

    L

    http://www.imhiphop.blogspot.com

  14. Oh yea Riz, Im out to start Getting My Clue on real soon. soo this is very correct.

    I just gotta think of a name since I cant use Dj L.

    L

    http://www.imhiphop.blogspot.com

  15. No doubt!!!
    All u artist go to
    HipHopSince1976.Com

  16. No doubt!!!
    All u artist go to
    HipHopSince1976.Com

  17. LOL @ 100% of the pub rights..

    I see where they’re coming from but I don’t completely agree just yet. I guess we’ll have to see as things in the music industry regress.

  18. LOL @ 100% of the pub rights..

    I see where they’re coming from but I don’t completely agree just yet. I guess we’ll have to see as things in the music industry regress.

  19. Once the blogs gain heavy enough influence then they’ll be tainted…the opinions of their writers won’t mean as much when every opinion seems commissioned in the favor of “their” artist.

    I don’t completely agree with this one…I’m gonna say that the influence will be heavy in terms of exposure (which it already is in some cases), but not record-label level yet…

  20. Once the blogs gain heavy enough influence then they’ll be tainted…the opinions of their writers won’t mean as much when every opinion seems commissioned in the favor of “their” artist.

    I don’t completely agree with this one…I’m gonna say that the influence will be heavy in terms of exposure (which it already is in some cases), but not record-label level yet…

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