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Condé Nast buys Pitchfork

By | Published on Wednesday 14 October 2015


Magazine publisher Condé Nast – which owns Wired, Vanity Fair and The New Yorker, among other titles – has only gone and bought bloody Pitchfork. Who’d have thought it possible? Me.

Confirming the buy, which includes all Pitchfork ventures, so the spin-off live events too, Condé Nast’s newly appointed big cheese Bob Sauerberg told reporters: “Pitchfork is a distinguished digital property that brings a strong editorial voice, an enthusiastic and young audience, a growing video platform and a thriving events business. We look forward to bringing Pitchfork to the network of best-in-class brands of Condé Nast”.

Meanwhile Pitchfork founder Ryan Schreiber, who first set up one of the few truly successful online-only music media brands in 1996, said: “Pitchfork is incredibly fortunate to have found in Condé Nast a team of people who share our commitment to editorial excellence. Their belief in what we do, combined with their additional expertise and resources, will allow us to extend our coverage of the artists and stories that shape the music landscape on every platform. We’re honoured to become part of their family”.