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Sunday, January 11, 2009

200,000 visitors!

After two years of existence, this blog has today reached 200,000 unique visitors.

I'm sure many of those visitors got lost on the internet and reached this site by accident (possibly looking for "free" jazz in the sense of not having to pay for it). Nevertheless, I hope they got interesting insights and kept returning. And that is the real benchmark.

We have now reached a still increasing average of 5,000 unique returning visitors per month. By internet standards, that's peanuts of course, but for this kind of music, that's not bad I think. Many reviews of this blog have also found their way to musicians blogs and sites (Joe Fonda, Michael Dessen, Dave Douglas, Chris Kelsey, Denman Maroney, ...), may it help them to widen their audiences.

My mission remains to promote great music, to share information on new records that are released, in the hope that the musicians get better and wider recognition, and in the hope that you, listeners, will have a broader selection to choose from.

A great thanks also to all the labels and musicians who keep sending me their material.

© stef


Anonymous said...

Congrats, I hope you can keep the blog going for a long time, it has been very helpful!


jp said...

Stef, your site is one of, if not THE, best sites for great music reviews. Keep it up..and thanks. btw, you are linked from my blog as well.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! The numbers might be comparatively "peanuts", but I for one find it heartening that there are so many members of this community, and that so many are seeking out info about this music. Your reviews are terrific, and you've turned me on to so much music I wouldn't have heard about otherwise - your taste is excellent, and I thank you for keeping this blog going!

luKe said...

Congrats and keep up the good work with your excellent reviews!

Anonymous said...

Shows that there is an audience for adventurous new jazz!