Stylus Magazine

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Stylus Magazine
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Type of site
Music and movie webzine
Available in English
OwnerTodd Burns
Created byTodd Burns
Launched2002;22 years ago (2002)
Current statusOffline

Stylus Magazine was an American online music and film magazine, launched in 2002 and co-founded by Todd L. Burns. [1] [2] It featured long-form music journalism, four daily music reviews, movie reviews, podcasts, an MP3 blog, and a text blog.

Additionally, Stylus had daily features like "The Singles Jukebox", which looked at pop singles from around the globe, and "Soulseeking", a column focused on personal responses in listening. Even though they never reached the readership of other music magazines such as PopMatters or Pitchfork, they still had a very consistent and fired-up audience [ citation needed ]. In 2006, the site was chosen by the Observer Music Monthly as one of the Internet's 25 most essential music websites. [3]

Stylus closed as a business on 31 October 2007. [4] [5] The site remained online for several years, but did not publish any new content.

On 4 January 2010, with the blessing of former editor Todd Burns, Stylus senior writer Nick Southall launched The Stylus Decade, a website with a new series of lists and essays reviewing music from the previous ten years. [6] It is now also defunct. The Singles Jukebox relaunched with many of the same writers as a stand-alone website in March 2009 and continues today. [7]

Stylus Magazine adopted its name from the part of a record player which makes contact with a vinyl record, called a stylus or a needle.

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  2. Burns, Todd L. "Music Journalism Insider | Todd L. Burns | Substack". Archived from the original on 3 October 2021. Retrieved 28 November 2021.
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  4. Neyfakh, Leon (26 October 2007). "Stylus Magazine, Respected Online Music Publication, Will Fold After Halloween". The Observer. Retrieved 17 March 2015.
  5. "Stylus Magazine closes with some 2007 lists". BrooklynVegan . 31 October 2007. Retrieved 17 March 2015.
  6. Nick Southall [@thestylusdecade] (November 4, 2010). " So we exist! Intro up yesterday, and lists & essays start going live on Monday" (Tweet) via Twitter.
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