Pitchfork Media, the influential chronicler of the music industry that publishes The Pitchfork Review, has been purchased by magazine giant Condé Nast, the company announced Tuesday.
A sale price was not immediately disclosed. News of the acquisition was reported first by The New York Times.
Pitchfork Media, a Chicago-based media company that covers and critiques the music business, joins Condé Nast’s portfolio of more than 20 brands. In a statement, Condé Nast President and CEO Bob Sauerberg touted Pitchfork’s “strong editorial voice,” young audience and “thriving events business.”
Fred Santarpia, Condé Nast’s chief digital officer, suggested in a statement that Pitchfork’s acquisition gives the company a strong entrée to the world of online music.
“Music content is one of the most prolific genres of content on the web,” said Santarpia.