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Posts Tagged ‘Tyler Goldman’

BUZZMEDIA Starts Clearing Out SPIN Magazine Ranks

Billboard.biz, which was first a couple of weeks ago with news of BUZZMEDIA’s acquisition of SPIN magazine, has another related scoop late this afternoon. The inevitable layoffs have begun.

According to Billboard’s sources (and some corroborating tweets), among those being told to go the way of the vinyl LP are editor-in-chief Steve Kandell, website news editor Devon Maloney and several members of the production and photo teams. At press time, BUZZMEDIA had not responded to requests for comment. Earlier however, there was this:

Responding to questions about the future of SPIN‘s print side, BuzzMedia CEO Tyler Goldman released a statement saying “We believe there is a unique role for print and see it as another outlet for people to access content about their passion topics… In the longer term, we’re still defining how print fits in from a platform perspective.”

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Spin is Sold to Buzzmedia, Print Side in Limbo

The rumors that surfaced in early June that Buzzmedia was trying to buy Spin turned out to be true. The New York Times reports that Buzzmedia has purchased the iconic music magazine, with plans to expand the digital side.

Tyler Goldman, Buzzmedia’s CEO, told the Times, “People are using multiple platforms to consume more content and context from the brands they believe in, and we see the ability for Spin to bring more storytelling to digital platforms.”

There was little mentioned about the print version of Spin, although Goldman did say it was “important.” Let’s just hope he deems it important enough to keep around.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

BUZZMEDIA Acquires Music and Culture Mag XLR8R

The “About Us” section of San Francisco-headquartered XLR8R.com, a publication that covers emerging trends in music, style and technology, hints at why it has been acquired by LA’s BUZZMEDIA:

The leading voice in independent electronic music in the US, XLR8R is also a powerful voice in top international markets. During 2010, XLR8R.com doubled in audience and is now at an impressive 450,000 unique visitors per month, with a growth rate of about 10% per month.

This is BUZZMEDIA’s first music-technology sphere acquisition. The deal with XLR8R, short for “Accelerator,” also encompasses nearly two decades of XLR8R print issues and hundreds of archived podcasts.

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Dylan Howard Takes Over as Celebuzz.com Editor-in-Chief

This is definitely one of the funnier ways we have found out about a major shift in the ranks of top-tier entertainment journalists.

A little earlier today, we posted an item about the new Chevy Chase audio released on celebuzz.com. We were a little confused, as the byline was that of Dylan Howard (pictured), for the past two and a half years the senior executive editor of Star Magazine and Radar Online. Thankfully, Howard has set us straight via email:

I joined BUZZMEDIA as editor-in-chief of Celebuzz just a few weeks ago. My appointment is part of an original content effort that is intended to make Celebuzz the leading celebrity news source.

We have an exciting opportunity to create the definitive celebrity editorial experience — where readers will find showbiz content that is authoritative, comprehensive and engaging. It isn’t just about breaking news reporting — it is a contextual editorial experience in categories such as television, film, style. We’re also building state-of-the-art video studios in both our Los Angeles and New York offices and intend on producing quality live programming, each day.

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BUZZMEDIA Founder is King of LinkedIn

The permalink for Tyler Goldman‘s LinkedIn page is /tylertheplumber. And that’s just what the 45-year-founder and CEO of LA’s BUZZMEDIA has done; plumbed the depths of the network to such an impressive extent that he has become a poster child of sorts.

To get a better sense of the man behind the titanic page, Bloomberg Businessweek reporter Roger Bennett recently chatted with Goldman. The BUZZMEDIA CEO, who by day watches over a massive empire of entertainment news and celebrity web sites, says it all began with the Boy Scouts of America:

“I started by becoming immensely active in an Eagle Scouts group, immersing myself in the discussion threads and adding news. I had never been an Eagle Scout myself, but I wanted to see how LinkedIn could leverage the potential and passion of their audiences, so I stimulated a conversation about the lack of transparency in the award of merit badges.

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The Superficial Joins Buzznet Inc.

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Now the site you pretend not to read will be part of the site that you really don’t.

Press release after the jump.

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