EQ Music Blog was launched in 2005 originally as Electroqueer.com: a pop and electronic music blog featuring new and exciting artists written by American born, London living music enthusiast Raj Rudolph. Not satisfied with just the radio-friendly and Top 40 playlists, EQ’s mission of discovering relevant and inspiring new talent quickly caught on and since then has emerged as a noted and respected online music tastemaker.
EQ Music Blog has captured a devoted worldwide audience with well over half a million unique visitors in 2012 and has featured hundreds of music interviews with some of pop’s finest including Lady Gaga, Adam Lambert, Hurts, Erasure, Robyn, Scissor Sisters, Imogen Heap, Róisín Muphy, Sam Sparro, Martin Solveig and BT.
In 2008, EQ Live was let loose on London’s live music scene and was one of the first music blogs that moved from web page to stage. Based in London’s fashionable Shoreditch area, EQ Live was a key fixture in the calendar for pop music fans and music industry talent-spotters alike who were hungry to see new and exciting talent debut on the stage. EQ Live showcased some of the most exciting and on-the-cusp independent pop and electronica artists of the time, some of which have eventually being signed by major labels including; The Good Natured (UK – EMI/Parlophone), Christian Burns (UK – Armada Music), Graffiti6 (UK – Capitol) and Bright Light Bright Light (UK).
Expanding upon their experience in the live area, EQ Music was the first pop music blog to launch their own North American national club tour. The EQ Music Tour featuring Adam Tyler kicked off in August 2011 and made it’s way across the nation hitting 13 major markets and continues to tour yearly.
In 2012, EQ Music launched it’s new Poptronik brand which included the critically-acclaimed “This Beat Is Poptronik – Volume One” double-album compilation and launched the Poptronik Festival in Sitges, Spain with headlining artists Andy Bell of Erasure, Fernando Garibay, Cazwell and Monarchy with a plethora of new and emerging electronic pop artists.
In 2013, EQ Music has further plans to expand it’s EQ Live, EQ Music Tour and Poptronik brands whilst being devoted to managing up-and-coming talent. EQ Music currently provides management services to electronic duo Parralox from Melbourne, Australia and rising Latin pop artist Ryan Adames from Los Angeles, California.
Major label or independent, big budget or small, UK to worldwide – all pop and electronic music is up for discussion at EQ Music Blog. At it’s heart, EQ Music Blog is a fun place to discover new music, watch music videos and dig deeper into the lives of the people creating quality electronic pop music, written with a fun and constructive tone, which leaves the blog bitching behind.