Founded almost 8 years ago, AbsolutePunk.net (also known as AP.net) is a popular and highly esteemed website, online community, and alternative music news source that has grown due to its immense support from their fans. The things you can do on this website include searching for your favorite artists or discovering new ones. You can easily let the hours slip by when you are sucked in reading the album reviews, interviews, articles, and journals on top of all those interesting forums that range on a variety of topics.
Jason Tate was just a high school sophomore in June of 2000 when he had the idea of creating a website. He started with a fan club dedicated to blink-182 and MxPx. Now it houses almost every genre – including punk, emo, hardcore, indie, and ska. Its popularity through the music and forums has brought over 203,864 registered members to this day, as well as 55,000 news articles, 2000 reviews, 475 interviews, and 46,000 files in its multimedia gallery. It has over 150,000 users writing as many as 60,000 effusive, enlightening, and controversial posts a day.
AbsolutePunk has been acclaimed with many accomplishments over the years. Some of its most notable include: the concert tour in the US featuring artists such as Say Anything, MC Lars, and Audio Karate; selling 6,000 “I Will Fight” wristbands totaling approximately $16,400) for the Leukemia Research Foundation in ’05; and Jason Tate being nominated #18 of “Top 25 Most Influential People in Online Music” in ’07. The site also has one of the most inclusive release calendars of any music website on the internet.
If you have yet to come across AbsolutePunk I recommend you to become member 203,865 and check out the AbsolutExclusives or the Forums, which are the most popular and unique content on the site. The exclusives are audio and video as well as interviews from a variety of well-known bands, and are a great way to get to know your bands on a more personal level. The forums are a great feature as well, which range from general to specific – music, entertainment, personal life, and self promotion – to name a few.
People like AbsolutePunk because it is a very reliable source to get all the latest news and information about your favorite artists. It has become one of the most closely watched sites in the music industry, and was a key factor in determining the primary success in many of the bands you know well today – such as Fall Out Boy, Jack’s Mannequin, and Cobra Starship.
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