Univision Launches Music News Site ‘TrackRecord’

The site will examine the intersection of music and social issues.

Screen Shot 2016-07-08 at 9.02.13 AMUnivision is taking a stab at music news with the launch of TrackRecord, a site that will (hopefully) separate itself from other music news sites by focusing on the intersection of music and social issues.

Jeff Ihaza—previously a host for Viceland and a contributor to GQ, Gawker and more—has joined TrackRecord as its managing editor. Jordi Oliveres, Univision’s senior director of music, is overseeing the site.

“TrackRecord will focus on how in a world more connected than ever, music can serve as a tool for breaking down barriers,” said Ihaza, in an announcement. “Music, by virtue of its performers, is political. With the continued violence enacted on communities of color by police, Hip-Hop and R and B artists have once again become increasingly vocal about racial inequality. But music is fun, too and looking at the ways we have a good time listening to music can give us insight into truths about ourselves and our future.”