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  1. Vibe Magazine Purchased by SpinMedia, Will Probably Go Online-Only

    April 25, 2013 12:15 PM EDT SpinMedia, the company formerly known as Buzz Media that includes a number of websites including Spin magazine, has bought Vibe, the hip-hop/R&B magazine founded by Quincy Jones and Time Warner in 1992. SpinMedia has acquired the rights to V ...

  2. Maura Johnston Leaves Village Voice

    September 14, 2012 12:55 PM EDT On Friday, Maura Johnston, the Village Voice's music editor since January of last year, announced on Twitter and Facebook that she's leaving the paper. She told the New York Times that "the decision to leave was not mine." In a ...

  3. Layoffs at Spin Magazine

    July 27, 2012 7:05 PM EDT SPIN Magazine today laid off a number of staffers. Sources told Billboard today that key editorial staffers such as SPIN Magazine editor-in-chief Steve Kandell, associate editor Melissa Giannini and Spin.com news editor Devon Maloney were laid off ...

  4. BuzzMedia Acquires Spin: It's Official

    July 10, 2012 11:16 AM EDT As reported by Billboard.biz last night, today BuzzMedia announced its acquisition of Spin Media LLC, parent company of 27-year-old Spin magazine. The brand joins a BuzzMedia stable that includes Stereogum, Idolator, Hype Machine, Pure Volume, Bro ...

  5. BuzzMedia to Announce Purchase of Spin Magazine: Source

    July 09, 2012 11:33 PM EDT BuzzMedia, which publishes Idolator, Stereogum, AbsolutePunk and KimKardashian.com, among other properties, plans to announce Tuesday that it is acquiring Spin magazine, according to a source inside one of the two companies. A report that the comp ...

  6. Buzzmedia Acquires XLR8R

    May 30, 2012 6:28 PM EDT Buzzmedia has added electronic dance music and culture publication XLR8R to its portfolio of music and culture online properties. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The attractiveness of a well-known electronic dance music property, espe ...

  7. Business Briefs: Seeqpod, iPhone, Rapidshare

    April 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- MP3 search engine/player Seeqpod is in acquisition talks, according to its CEO, by a large media company that is a competitor to Apple. Seeqpod is currently being sued by record labels and maintains its service is legal. Unlike a standard searc ...

  8. Briefs: Ticketmaster Goes Paperless, Buzz Media Cuts Staff, Artist Merch Tips and More

    April 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Ticketmaster will introduce its paperless ticketing technology in Canada with a Metallica concert on October 12. ( Press release ) -- Blogs may be the future, but they may not pay the bills as well as once thought. Buzz Media , formerly Buzznet ...

  9. SXSW 2009: Winners And Losers

    March 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As this year's South By Southwest Conference winds down in Austin, Billboard takes a look at the winners and losers of the event. Winners: Twitter: Brevity is usually the soul of wit, but very few people define "omg sxsw rulez! this show ...

  10. Digital Briefs: Buzznet, Imeem, Lisa Loeb

    November 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Buzznet confirms it is laying off around 10 employees, about an 11% cut. Universal Music Group is an investor in the social media site, which recently acquired music blogs Idolator and Stereogum. - Imeem added a mobile advertising service for it ...

  11. Buzznet Adds Veteran Journalists To Key Roles

    October 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Social media service Buzznet has added a pair of veteran journalists to its roster, led by the addition of former New York Times music reporter Jeff Leeds as editor-in-chief. In his new role, Leeds will direct the site's editorial strategy an ...

  12. UMG Backs Buzznet

    April 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Social media site Buzznet confirmed rumors that Universal Music Group is a new investor in the company. The two revealed today that UMG has taken an equity stake in the growing site in return for providing content and access to artists. The amount ...

  13. Buzznet Network To Acquire Idolator

    April 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Music-based social network Buzznet is buying music blog Idolator. Buzznet recently acquired music blog Stereogum, making Idolator the second such acquisition since it secured $25 million in new funding, reportedly contributed in part by Universal ...