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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