New York, New York (PRWEB) July 26, 2012
Popdust.com, the largest website dedicated exclusively to pop music, announced an agreement with Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, the leading media company in America with a greater reach than any other radio or television outlet, to provide music-centric editorial content to Clear Channel’s 850 radio station websites nationwide.
David Wade, Popdust media unit President & GM, said, “We are thrilled to lend our unique, pop-centric voice to Clear Channel’s stable of world class media brands and help their millions of users around the country connect more deeply with the stations that matter most in the pop music format.”
Zena Burns, Clear Channel's Vice President of Digital Programming Platforms, said “Popdust's unique voice is a great addition to our user experience. We’re excited to have them on board.”
Popdust recently announced the redesign of its site, Popdust.com, the first of many enhancements, according to new CEO Hugh Panero. In addition, the company has launched its Spotify app, Lifetracker. These announcements come on the heels of the company closing a $4.5 million Series-A fund raise led by New Enterprise Associates with participation from other leading venture capital firms RRE Ventures, Softbank Capital and international investment firm and company builder Project A Ventures, along with several prominent individual investors.
Popdust has grown to 1 million unique monthly visitors and announced plans to launch an e-commerce offering dedicated to the huge fan base inherent in pop music. As reported in INC.com and the New York Times, in March Popdust introduced Popdust Style, its online retail store where music fans shop for clothing, shoes, jewelry and accessories. The inaugural collection of fashion and accessories was curated by Epic Records recording artist Karmin.
Popdust focuses an expert music-centric lens on the artists creating and performing the biggest songs in the country. Since launching in 2011, Popdust has already reached over 1 million unique monthly visitors composed of young, influential music fans who obsessively follow stars like Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Rihanna. The management team is led by new CEO Hugh Panero, former CEO and Founder of XM Satellite Radio; David Wade, Co-Founder/President; and Co-Founder/Editor-In-Chief Craig Marks, former top editor of SPIN, BLENDER and BILLBOARD. Popdust investors represent the leading venture firms, including: Lerer Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, Softbank Capital and RRE Ventures. Read more at http://www.popdust.com.