Stylus Magazine

This article is about the online music and film magazine. For Edgar Allan Poe's proposed magazine, see The Stylus.
Stylus Magazine
Type of site
Music and movie webzine
Available in English
Owner Todd Burns
Created by Todd Burns
Alexa rank Negative increase 1,021,529 (April 2014)[1]
Launched 2002
Current status No longer publishing

Stylus Magazine was an online music and film magazine launched in 2002. It featured long-form music journalism, four daily music reviews, movie reviews, podcasts, an MP3 blog, and a text blog.

Additionally, Stylus had daily features like "The Singles Jukebox", which looked at pop singles from around the globe, and "Soulseeking", a column focused on personal responses in listening.

While the site's readership numbers never reached the levels of Pitchfork Media's, it did receive many notices in the press for the quality of its writing. In 2006 it was chosen by the Observer Music Monthly as one of the Internet's 25 most essential music websites.[2]

Stylus closed as a business on October 31, 2007.[3][4] As of February 2013, the site remains online, but is not publishing any new content.

On January 4, 2010, with the blessing of former editor Todd Burns, Stylus senior writer Nick Southall launched The Stylus Decade, a website with a new series of lists and essays reviewing music from the previous ten years.[5] The Singles Jukebox relaunched with many of the same writers as a stand-alone website in March 2009.[6]


  1. " Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01.
  2. Flynn, Paul (18 March 2006). "25 Most Amazing Music Sites". The Guardian. Retrieved 17 March 2015.
  3. Neyfakh, Leon (26 October 2007). "Stylus Magazine, Respected Online Music Publication, Will Fold After Halloween". The Observer. Retrieved 17 March 2015.
  4. "Stylus Magazine closes with some 2007 lists". BrooklynVegan. 31 October 2007. Retrieved 17 March 2015.
  6. The Singles Jukebox

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