Originally founded in Winter 2002, but left for dead for years, Ben Loves Music was re-founded in April 2004 as a way for the to-be university grad to share music with his friends even after leaving his university town and moving home. Sputtering along at about 100 hits a day for a while, it took a mention in a post and a direct link from Copy, Right? to get some major attention, getting 2,000 hits in one day. After some major attention from hype machine for having five of the "52 Songs of 2005", the readership grew even moreso. Also, his hair? Tremendous.
Since then, there has been a steady stream of visitors frequenting the site for a mix of punk, hip-hop, indie, mash-ups, and pop music.
Ben Cohen is a DJ/Editor living in Cambridge, MA. He's a smart-ass.
Email Address: bencohen[at]gmail[dot]com