Billboard Buys Spin and Vibe in a Quest to ‘Own the Topic of Music Online’

The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group is acquiring the music assets of SpinMedia, including Spin, Vibe and Stereogum, expanding Billboard's reach into the music news world.

SpinMedia Gets New Investors, Hires New CRO

SpinMedia Group, a publisher of celebrity and entertainment sites, today announced that it's lined up new investors and hired sales vet Tom Morrissy as chief revenue officer as it attempts to put its struggling financial past behind it.

After Financing Hiccup, Maxim Sale Set to Close Friday

After a hiccup, the Maxim sale appears to be set to close Friday, and publishing vet Bob Guccione Jr. says he's set to take the reins as CEO.

SpinMedia Fires Spin Editor in Chief

Remnants of once-hot indie music title Spin's days as a print magazine are continuing to disappear in the wake of its acquisition by Buzzmedia (now SpinMedia) last summer.

Spin and Car and Driver: A Comparison

The world may not be ending today, but Spin’s existence as a print magazine is.

‘Spin’ to Roll Out Larger Format Magazine

As alternative music magazine Spin figures out how to be a music magazine for the digital future, it's taking a page from the past.

‘Spin’ Now Reviewing Most Albums in a Single Tweet

Figuring less is more, Spin magazine is moving most of its reviews to Twitter, where each album will be assessed in a single tweet at @SPINreviews. Senior editor Chris Weingarten says the decision is all about quality control and declutte

‘Spin’ Replaces Online Editor

Alternative music magazine Spin has named a new online editor-in-chief in preparation for its reduction in frequency and increased digital focus. Caryn Ganz will replace online editor Mark Bautz, who is leaving the company.

‘Spin’ Magazine Going Bimonthly

Spin is making the move from monthly to bimonthly—it will publish only six issues next year, down from 11 this year, Adweek has learned. The magazine also plans to cut its rate base to 350,000 from 450,000, an acknowledgment that the Web is replacing print for its mainly young, male readership.

‘Spin’ Shakes Up Leadership

Spin ousted its editor-in-chief Doug Brod and publisher Malcom Campbell yesterday.