The Needle Drop Scores the Beyond the Blog Award

Posted October 30

We have time for one more winner announcement before the main show on October 31: The Beyond the Blog Award. This prestigious prize is meant to honor a music news source that takes blogging one step further, using technology and social media to present content in a fresh way.

The freshest of the fresh, it seems, is a blog whose old-school moniker belies its new-school approach: The Needle Drop.

The brainchild of Anthony Fantano, The Needle Drop is a blog/vlog and NPR-affiliated radio show about indie music. Heralded as the “Internet’s busiest music nerd,” Fantano knows his way around a camera — and just about any album you can name.

Congrats, Anthony! See you around the YouTubes.