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How Spotify, SoundCloud Changed the Way Blogs Talk About Music at New Music Seminar

Matthew Perpetua, founder of MP3 blog Fluxblog and associate editor of Rolling Stone, occasionally contributes reviews to Pitchfork and puts more effort into his work as a result of the new wave of music discovery. “I want to make sure it’s good… I feel more responsible,” he said. 

Though all panelists agreed that Spotify has changed the way they sample and even access music, the platform is not always the go-to source to host MP3s on new-music blogs. “A lot of times we’re putting up music before Spotify even gets it,” said Daniel Petruzzi, president of Okayplayer, an online hip-hop community. 

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