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Feedspot just released the top 75 American Music Blogs. Kings of A&R has been selected as one the top 75 American music blogs.  But what are music blogs and what is the purpose?

Music blogs can help music go viral and they can drive traffic to music streaming services such as Spotify, Soundcloud, and Apple Music. Most importantly, blogs are introducing their readership to new artists.  Although the web has largely changed, blogs remain a collective powerful force.  Artists, PR agents, managers, and other industry people will literally spend hours sending out new music releases to blogs, patiently waiting for a reply back. Patience is key because the email inbox of bloggers looks like a war zone. It’s not uncommon for a blogger to get 25 – 50 emails a day.  Since bloggers deal with literally everyone in their respective industry, artists want to hunt down the tastemakers for there connections.

Nicole Cifani who is a Executive producer, writer, and DJ calls music blogs a cultural voice and says, “music blogs have helped shape the landscape of what we tune in to.”

She goes on to say:

“With that said, some similarities can be drawn between music blogs and indie labels. Music blogs are similar to indies because they excel at marketing and branding by taking a very DIY approach. This independent mindset is one that for whatever reason resonates well with music fans. CONTINUE READING

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Taylor Swift’s music label Big Machine is predicting the latest album ‘Reputation’ will move close to 2 million units first week. This is more than her previous releases. In fact, this is historic.

A Target spokesman notes, “Reputation is our biggest entertainment pre-sale of all time, across movies, music and books” and additionally stated that overall Target expects the album to be the biggest release of the season.

Although data analysts claim the 2 million first week album sales is an overreach, Big Machine is claiming the number is real close.

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Taylor Swift understands the state of media and she wants no part of it. The media wants to bait her in a vitriolic discussion, but she won’t be their puppet, hence her news-paper themed cover art.

Outside of some Instagram postings, there has been no in-depth magazine interviews, no magazine covers, no radio station call-ins. Swift is counting on her die-hard fans and it’s working. Her latest album has sold 400k in pre-orders, the largest to date. Swifts zero-PR Campaign is working.

Swift was an open book up until now. The media is on hunt for the next victim and Taylor Swift is a big target. As of now, Swift has outsmarted the press.

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Taylor Swift’s new album is already selling lot hot cakes. The pop star has sold more than 400,000 pre-orders prior to the Nov. 10th release, making it the highest music pre-sale in history. Additionally, Swift was the highest paid artist in 2016. Swift made an estimated $170 million from touring and product endorsements whereas Adele made $80 million. In fact, Swift makes more than Madonna ($76.5 million) and Rihanna ($75 million). Simply, Swift is the biggest celebrity in the world.

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Calling all music aficionados!! Are you looking to stay ahead of the musical curve? Look no further than our Top 50 Music Blogs collection. It will keep you up-to-date with the latest happenings in the music world. These carefully selected blogs include the most recent information about upcoming music tours, festivals, album release dates and what your favorite artist is up to these days. Ranging from hip-hop to indie rock, electronic to all the other genres that fall in between, our Top 50 music blogs is the place you need to check out. Here, you can read reviews, feature stories, news and watch the latest videos. Presenting a diverse section of multimedia content, these music blogs also feature concert reviews, artist interviews, radio mixes and breaking news. The content comes from all corners of the music spectrum, dedicated to introducing and promoting groundbreaking music by new talent as well as from established artists.

Top 50 Music blogs list:

Ranking Blog Name
#1 https://classicalexburns.wordpress.com/
#2 http://www.planethugill.com/
#3 http://millennialmagazine.com
#4 https://www.guitarchalk.com/
#5 http://artofmusic.work/
#6 http://www.caesarlivenloud.com/
#7 https://oiamusic.com/blog
#8 https://www.pondmusicblog.com/
#9 http://www.musicassent.com/
#10 http://stabbedpanda.com/wp/category/music/
#11 https://www.themusicmaze.com/
#12 http://www.whitefolksgetcrunk.com/music/
#13 http://www.onlythebeat.com/
#14 http://365.tomorrowland.com/
#15 http://www.mymusicgrind.com/
#16 http://housebanq.com/
#17 http://www.brunoservina.com/
#18 https://mumblingabout.com/
#19 http://futureclassics.ca/
#20 https://shebops.net/
#21 http://thetechnokittens.com/
#22 https://mrmp3s.co/
#23 http://jennthepr.com/
#24 http://poponandon.com/
#25 http://www.purevolume.com/
#26 http://dayzofpurpleandorange.blogspot.com/
#27 http://69hub.us/
#28 http://www.playbackplayback.com/
#29 http://danceandrave.com/
#30 http://www.fashionably-early.com/
#31 http://www.indiemusic.life/
#32 https://jessicamusic.blogspot.com/
#33 http://xisuma.blogspot.com/
#34 http://www.fortheloveofbands.com/
#35 https://musyncuk.com/
#36 http://www.anrfactory.com
#37 http://amusicblogyea.com/
#38 http://indietronica.org/
#39 http://kingsofar.com/
#40 http://www.kmmreviews.com/
#41 https://livemusicblog.com/
#42 http://musictechstudent.org/
#43 http://pigeonsandplanes.com/
#44 https://pitchfork.com/
#45 http://primalmusicblog.com/
#46 https://camphouseconcerts.com/
#47 https://thewritereviews.net/
#48 http://www.weallwantsomeone.org/about/
#49 http://www.wherethemusicmeets.com/
#50 http://www.countrymusicnewsblog.com/
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