A List Of Major Music Publications (And Who Owns Them)

pitchfork-conde-nast-logoPhoto: Variety

Still freaking out about Condé Nast buying Pitchfork? Have no fear. There are plenty of great music publications that are also owned by major corporations.

This list is not all encompassing. This list is only focused on music-related publications and a few other entertainment and special interest publications. If your favorite website/blog is not listed here, then (for now) it isn’t owned by a major corporation. I also didn’t include which major companies have major equity investments in which publications, otherwise we’d be here all day…

This is as updated as I could make it. This list could change tomorrow.

Advance Publications Inc

  • Advance Digital (Regional Websites)
    • AL.com
    • cleveland.com
    • gulflive.com
    • MassLive.com
    • MLive.com
    • NJ.com
    • NOLA.com
    • OregonLive.com
    • PennLive
    • lehighvalleylive.com
    • SILive.com
    • syracuse.com
  • Condé Nast
    • Allure
    • Epicurious
    • Glamour
    • Golf Digest
    • GQ
    • Pitchfork
    • Self
    • Style
    • Teen Vogue
    • The New Yorker
    • Vanity Fair
    • Vogue
    • W
    • Wired
  • Reddit (it operates as an independent entity, but Advance is its largest shareholder)

Complex Media Inc.

  • Pigeons & Planes
  • First We Feast
  • NTRSCTN
  • Collider
  • Sole Collector
  • Four Pins
  • Green Label
  • Ride Channel
  • Triangle Offense

Gawker Media

  • Cink
  • Deadspin
  • Gawker
  • Gizmodo
  • io9
  • Jalopnik
  • Jezebel
  • Kotaku
  • Lifehacker

The Walt Disney Company

  • ABC
  • ABC Family
  • Disney Channels Worldwide
  • ESPN Inc. (Disney owns 80%, other 20% is owned by Hearst Corporation)
    • Grantland
  • Disney also owns pretty much everything.

Prometheus Global Media

  • Billboard
  • The Hollywood Reporter

SpinMedia

  • SPIN
  • Death and Taxes
  • Idolator
  • PureVolume
  • Absolute Punk
  • Direct Lyrics
  • Brooklyn Vegan (According to BV’s website this website is independent, but there is some type of advertisement-based relationship between these two.)
  • Buzznet
  • Under The Gun Review
  • Free Williamsburg
  • Stereogum
  • Vibe

Time Inc.

  • Time
  • Sports Illustrated
  • Fortune
  • Entertainment Weekly
  • People
  • InStyle
  • LIFE
  • Time Inc. UK
    • NME
    • Uncut

Wenner Media LLC

  • Rolling Stone
  • US Weekly
  • Men’s Journal

Vox Media

  • SB Nation
  • The Verge
  • Polygon
  • Curbed
  • Eater
  • Racked
  • Vox
  • Re/code

Brady is the founder of Headphone Nation. He’s responsible for all this mess. Sorry about that. He’s also on Twitter @BradyWGerber

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