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Pitchfork Founder to Bloggers: ‘Be willing to work for a long period of time for just the love of it’

Way back in 1995, Ryan Schreiber was a high school graduate working as a record store clerk. Finding little on the Internet about indie music, he decided to start his own Web page and launched Pitchfork. With no publishing experience, the site eventually became the online authority on indie music, and nowadays a review there can make or break a career.

In the latest installment of Mediabistro’s So What Do You Do? series, Schreiber says that aspiring entrepreneurs should “be willing to put in the work for a long period of time for just the love of it.”

“Today, more so than any other time, it seems really difficult to make a living in the media, especially in the music media,” he explained. “It’s just so crowded, and at this point the publications that are really able to establish themselves are the ones that are the most passionate and the most relatable. I find that the publications I tend to connect with most are ones that are, in many cases, written by a single voice, somebody who has a really interesting viewpoint or perspective.”

Read the full interview in So What Do You Do, Ryan Schreiber, Founder and CEO of Pitchfork?

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Bloomberg Breaks Ground on Bronx Incubator Space

The Bronx is getting it’s first city-sponsored startup incubator. Mayor Michael Bloomberg broke ground on the Sunshine Bronx Business Incubator on Wednesday, which will be able to service 400 entrepreneurs over the next three years.

The facility located in the BankNote Building at 890 Garrison Avenue in Hunts Point will follow the model set by the city-sponsored tech incubator at 160 Varick Street, and the media/freelancer space Hive @ 55 in Lower Manhattan. Read more