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Completely Conspicuous 463: Exit Music (For a Blog)

Completely Conspicuous 463: Exit Music (For a Blog)

Part 1 of my conversation with guest Jay Breitling about the evolution of the music blog. Show notes: - Breitling recently shut down his fine music blog Clicky Clicky - MP3 blogs soon evolved into something less legally risky - Wrote about music for other online pubs: Splendid EZine, Junkmedia - Had a personal page and then launched Clicky Clicky in 2006 - Contributors had other commitments, life got busy - Breitling now writes for Vanyaland - In their heyday, music blogs presented artists who weren't pushed by major labels or corporate radio - The "Celestial Jukebox" is here - Breitling: Listening habits have changed - Used to frantically search for new music; now digging into albums - Peak music blog year was 2007 - Blog bands: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Bloc Party, Arcade Fire, Franz Ferdinand - Many people started music blogs to get free stuff - Some bloggers have moved on to mainstream gigs - Podcasting has become commonplace - YouTube sta