FastCompany Magazine

The official Tumblr of Fast Company.


Popdust, the pop-music news site  that debuted earlier this year, is—like a post-haircut Justin  Bieber—on the verge of coming of age. Over the last 30 days, the site  has garnered 350,000 unique visitors, and has formed new partnerships  with AOL, MTV, CNN, Gawker, Vibe, Grammy.com, and others. A recent video of Britney Spears’s dance styles over the years went extremely viral, ending up on Huffington Post, Jezebel, and even Business Insider.
The  Internet is fairly glutted with pop-music sites, and sites for  celebrity news, so a site like Popdust might at first glance seem  superfluous. But to hear its founders tell it, there’s a need for an  authoritative voice where those two realms intersect—a Pitchfork for  pop music, if you will. As David Wade, the entrepreneur behind the site,  told TheNextWeb, even places you might traditionally trust to cover music  are abdicating their responsibility. “MTV cares more about TV than M,”  he said. Continued…

Popdust, the pop-music news site that debuted earlier this year, is—like a post-haircut Justin Bieber—on the verge of coming of age. Over the last 30 days, the site has garnered 350,000 unique visitors, and has formed new partnerships with AOL, MTV, CNN, Gawker, Vibe, Grammy.com, and others. A recent video of Britney Spears’s dance styles over the years went extremely viral, ending up on Huffington Post, Jezebel, and even Business Insider.

The Internet is fairly glutted with pop-music sites, and sites for celebrity news, so a site like Popdust might at first glance seem superfluous. But to hear its founders tell it, there’s a need for an authoritative voice where those two realms intersect—a Pitchfork for pop music, if you will. As David Wade, the entrepreneur behind the site, told TheNextWeb, even places you might traditionally trust to cover music are abdicating their responsibility. “MTV cares more about TV than M,” he said. Continued…