Editor’s Note

TwentyFourBit is an independent music news and discovery site I founded in 2009. Years earlier, the idea came up after a solo gig at CBGB, where the postered walls of that late venue recalled a time when fellow artists — more than traditional media outlets — led their own conversation on the future state of music. From news stories to emerging artists, talk among musician friends kept posing the question: why isn’t anyone covering this?

So we started sharing, and it turned out this stuff resonates. In the first two years, we were cited by every major music outlet while gaining a readership of editors, bloggers, critics, and music fans hungry for the scoop on what’s to come. Publications referencing our work include SpinRolling StoneThe New Yorker, MTVDrowned in Sound, PitchforkBillboardLos Angeles Times, the GuardianPaste Magazine, and many more. We’ve also been thrilled to earn acknowledgment from artists, authors, and directors we admire, such as Sonic Youth, Feist, Neil Gaiman, and Edgar Wright.

In 2011 and 2012, TwentyFourBit teamed up with Rawkblog for Waynestock I and II, a pair of live showcases during Austin’s SXSW festival that featured upcoming bands we love.

Some favorite posts:

A handful of reports/posts cited widely:

Sample of emerging artists recently championed:

We’ve only just begun, so please stop by again, subscribe to the feed, drop me a line, or simply tell a friend, and we’ll keep sharing the best news for your muse to cross the radar.

— Peter John F.
Editor/Founder, 24B