Monday, August 27, 2012
BUZZMEDIA Buys Four Punk Rock Blogs
Los Angeles-based BUZZMEDIA, the growing online music publisher, reported this morning that it has acquired four punk rock sites, which it will use to create a new punk music group called AbsoluteVoices. BUZZMEDIA said it acquired Under The Gun Review, Alter The Press!, Punknews.org and PropertyOfZack, which it will join with its current AbsolutePunk punk rock news site under the AbsoluteVoices brand. Financial terms of the buys were not announced. Punknews.org was founded in 1998, providing online music news and a fan community; PropertyOfZack is a Tumblr blog focused on punk; Under The Gun Review focuses on entertainment, music, film, and comedy; and Alert The Press! includes content such as videos, albums, news, and interviews. BUZZMEDIA operates such music sites as SPIN, Celebuzz, Stereogum, Videogum, Buzznet, and many others.