The SOS 100 is ideal for anyone who needs to know the most popular music blogs and websites in the world whose content gets shared.

What Can You do With this List?

Simple speaking, the SOS 100 is an amazing tool to discover the best music blogs to submit music to. For music fans, use it to discover new music sites and polish your knowledge of who’s who online.

Which Music Blogs and Sites are included?

The SOS 100 includes websites whose main activity is to provide music reportage. This index excludes newspapers, radio stations, forums, video sites, and online message boards not to mention music aggregator sites, record labels, e-commerce sites, lifestyle news sites, and others at our discretion.

Discover New Music Sites to Stumble Across

The SOS 100 covers the very best rock music blogs, EDM music blogs, hip hop music blogs, the best indie music blogs, the best electronic music blogs, and even sites covering country and classical music.

Each of the 100 sites in this index are organised by the primary music genre they cover. Sites covering a little bit of everything fall into our ‘generalist’ category.

Are these music sites the most influential?

We’ve found social engagement to be a good indicator of online influence as it is in essence a digital word-of-mouth recommendation.

When music fans regularly share a site’s content over time in great numbers, the more influential it becomes, helping the site become ubiquitous – and trusted.

Our list is based on the total number of social engagements a website’s content received over a set period of time – in our case over the last 12 months – and we counted social shares across Facebook (including likes and comments), Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ and Linkedin.

Whilst this method is not 100% fool proof it provides the best measure of global music influence to date.

What’s Contained in the Spreadsheet?

  • Site Name, URL, and country
  • Major Genre Covered
  • No. of (shared) website articles published
  • Total shares generated from articles
  • Contact Page URL (where available)

Trusted by the Best Music Sites in the World

The Style of Sound is trusted as an authoritative source for music intelligence by leading music websites such as Rolling Stone , The Line of Best FitConsequence of Sound, and Rapzilla just to name a few. Our Style of Sound 100 index to the best music blogs in the world has been downloaded 1000s of times.

The Style of Sound 100 is the most comprehensive and effective tool that measures social engagement among a diverse list of sites.  I love your guide and I hope you never, never stop doing it!


Penny Palmer, Head of Press
Nettwerk Music Group

  • Format: Excel Spreadsheet
  • Sites: 100
  • Markets: 12