BBC 6 Music And Hype Machine Music Blog Zeitgeist: 2013 So Far


Last night on Now Playing @6Music we were asked along with a number of other blogs for their under hyped artists of 2013 which you can find here –

Here we are (below) on the show talking about our pick Findlay, why Findlay ? Well blog have picked up on her but we just thought more blogs would have got on board.  But to be completely honest she’s doing pretty well under her own head of steam.

Disclosure was revealed as the most blogged artist in the world this year during a special BBC 6 Music  Half Year Music Blog Zeitgeist in collaboration with Hype Machine presented by Tom Robinson.

Guy Laurence – one half of the No. 1 production duo – explained how they don’t really read blogs as they scare them and if it wasn’t for one blogger they wouldn’t exist.

Here is the full interview –

Dev from Hype Machine, Ed Sholl from Future Classic and Thomas Coxhead from The House of Coxhead all talked about the importance of blogs in helping new music in the ever-changing musical landscape. Not everybody agreed on twitter, some thought blogs were irrelevant, others quite liked them.  Of course  bloggers can get praise an abuse in equal measure, our chums over at Breaking More Waves got told to “go w**k yourself with a bar of soap” (Check the comments ). Which is dirty and yet clean at the same time.

You can listen to the whole show again here –

And the full list is: ( and we’ve only blogged about three of them which means we are unzeitgeisty ? or live in a bubble ? Who knows but there’s enough room for wide and varied taste within the blogosphere so we won’t worry Wink

Top 20 Most Blogged Artists in the World So Far in 2013
1. Disclosure
2. Phoenix
3. Chvrches
4. James Blake
5. Daft Punk
6. Youth Lagoon
7. Local Natives
8. Haim
9. Justin Timberlake
10. Lana Del Rey
11. AlunaGeorge
12. The xx
13. Ms Mr
14. Classixx
15. Daughter
16. The Strokes
17. London Grammar
18. Foals
19. Grizzly Bear
20. Say Lou Lou


Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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