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AOL Music Shuts Down, Noisecreep Is Done

AOL Music is shutting down... and the entire staff found out about it yesterday. Apparently all the full-time music staff (i.e. not freelance writers like me) were gathered in a conference room and let go. This means the end of Spinner, The Boot, The Boombox and yes, Noisecreep. No reason was given for the sudden layoffs. In case you're wondering, I wrote for Noisecreep for four and a half years -- the entire time the site existed.

AOL Radio seems unaffected by the changes.

Reader Comments (4)

I read about this late yesterday and I'm so sorry you are losing your freelance job. I know you enjoyed writing for Noisecreep! This truly sux all these ppl are without jobs now.
April 27, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterkari
The noisecreep site was still up as of today.
April 27, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterbkallday
Oh well...

Evidently, it didn't get the plug pulled immediately.
My friend Chuck Wright (bassist in Quiet Riot/House Of Lords/Giuffria etc. ) new band "Heaven And Earth" just released their new CD last week & it's still up for streaming on AOL Music.

Bummer for those who lost a paycheck.
April 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAce Steele
Yeah, sorry, Allyson. I so enjoyed your stuff on there. Just like here, SO well written and ALWAYS thought provoking.

Though not everything discussed on that site is my bag, in the end, we're all Metalheads, so anything Metal getting shut down is a setback.

Something tells me however, they will come out with new sites in the future. How can a juggernaut like AOL stay away from another great revenue stream, if they can get the formula right.

Good luck to all the AOL Music staffers and may you, especially, Allyson, find an outlet as equally gratifying (or MORE!) than what you found at Noisecreep!

Maybe it's The Economy, but also, the competition.

Or maybe it's a "Metal Sequester"!

Whatever it is, it s*cks!
April 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!

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