Blurt (magazine)

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Categories Music magazine
Year founded 2009
Country United States
Based in Raleigh, North Carolina
Language English

Blurt is a music print magazine and online outlet originally based in Carrboro, NC. The magazine was originally known as Harp Magazine for over 10 years and was considered one of the best music magazines of the decade in the early 2000s. After Harp folded in 2008, Blurt was founded by Harp owner Scott Crawford and based in Silver Spring, MD. Some of the main writers and editors for Harp are also with Blurt, including chief editor, Fred Mills.

Blurt's tag line is "Real Music, Real Artists, Real Opinions". Blurt is a highly respected outlet within the music industry and has often been sited by critics and fans as the Mojo magazine of the United States. In early 2010, Blurt sold its assets to Second Motion Entertainment and the company moved to the label's home of Carrboro, NC. Second Motion Entertainment also owns the record label Second Motion Records who works with such artists as Australia's The Church, Bettie Serveert, Swervedriver, Parson Red Heads and Tommy Keene.

Although Blurt is updated daily with new music features, news and information it is also a print magazine that is distributed internationally and as of 2012 had 11 issues. Previous covers have been devoted to artists such as: Sonic Youth, The Avett Brothers, PJ Harvey and Wilco. The magazine also hosts an annual day party in Austin at the SXSW Music Festival at the Gingerman Pub.

Blurt magazine announced in February 2012 that it would be relocating its offices (along with Second Motion) to Raleigh, NC.


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