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.
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 they are in essence digital word-of-mouth recommendations.
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 index is based on the total number of social engagement a website’s content received over a set period of time – in our case over the last six 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.
If you’re looking for pro level lists to find out which music blogs write about specific genres of music make sure to check out our music monitor series.