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PUNKNEWS.ORG is a New York City
New York City
-based website founded by Aubin Paul in Toronto
Toronto
in 1999. The website publishes music news and album reviews relating to punk rock , hardcore punk , ska , alternative , indie rock , heavy metal and hip hop . It features user-submitted and editor-evaluated articles, through a publishing format much like popular technology-related news website Slashdot
Slashdot
.

CONTENTS

* 1 News coverage * 2 Punknews Records * 3 See also * 4 References

NEWS COVERAGE

Punknews.org generally posts between 15 and 20 news articles a day, covering such topics as tour dates, label signings, album releases, new media, band break-ups and member changes.

While Punknews.org does often spotlight relatively obscure bands, the editors cite fan interest as deciding how much coverage an artist warrants, rather than deferring to genre politics (major label /indie label preference or how close a band reflects the traditional punk subculture ).

According to Epitaph Records , label head and Bad Religion guitarist Brett Gurewitz has been known to scan Punknews.org to find new punk artists. Specifically, Gurewitz signed The Getaway after researching the band's music and growing popularity.

The site has also won the Alternative Press Reader's Poll and has been mentioned in the New York Times , The Washington Post , Billboard Magazine , East Bay Express
East Bay Express
, and many other publications. Other online music news resources and blogs make frequent reference to coverage on Punknews.org. For example, Canadian online radio station CBC Radio 3 regularly links the site in its " Music
Music
Notes" news summaries. Record labels have also picked up on the Punknews.org RSS news feed to augment their own websites, such as the Union Label Group in Montreal.

CBC Radio 3 featured Punknews.org in its 2011 Searchlight poll to determine the "Best Music