WRMC Acquired by Condé Nast

by on April 1, 2016

Posted in: News


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We have some very exciting news: WRMC has been acquired by Condé Nast, the media company that owns VogueVanity FairThe New YorkerGQ, Wired, and Pitchfork among many other esteemed editorial brands, and we’re honored to join their family.

This is an extraordinary moment for us. In May, WRMC will celebrate its 67th birthday. We launched in 1949 out of a chicken coop when music blogs barely existed, and when blogspot hadn’t even been invented yet. Gradually, the WRMC blog’s readership increased, and so did the scope of our coverage. We opened additional sections, providing a home for both emerging and seasoned voices. We started a spring music festival called Sepomana, and another in the fall. We ventured into the world of print with FMPhasis in 2015. Each of these endeavors are now integral components of WRMC, and with Condé Nast’s experience and resources, all of them will have greater opportunities to grow and flourish.

Condé Nast believes, as we do, that WRMC has built an editorial voice that stands strongly alongside its others, and that the integrity of that voice— and our opinions— are fundamental to our identity. We’re incredibly fortunate to have found in Condé Nast a group of people who share every aspect of our focus. Their 100+ years of experience in building brands marked by editorial integrity makes them a natural fit for WRMC, and their belief in what we do, combined with their additional expertise, will allow us to extend our coverage across all platforms while remaining true to the ideals that have made WRMC the most trusted voice in music.

Thanks for reading; we’re excited to share what’s to come.