Common Sense Media

by billchildsbillchilds 12 May 2011 15:20

Common Sense Media used to cover indie family music. Unfortunately, in 2011 they declared that they would only be covering established acts. Beth Blenz-Clucas of Sugar Mountain PR posted about it here:


by billchildsbillchilds 14 May 2011 21:44

Dadnabbit is a "Consumer and Entertainment Guide for Kids" edited by Jeff Giles of Popdose and various other things. The site features reviews, interviews, news, and more.

Gooney Bird Kids

by billchildsbillchilds 07 May 2011 13:03

It's a blog, it's an online radio station, it's a news source, it's everything! And it's awesome. Enter the Gooney Bird Empire here.

OWTK (Out With The Kids)

by OWTKOWTK 10 May 2011 01:18

OWTK is a web magazine founded (as a parenting blog) in May of 2006 by Jeff Bogle, parent of 2, husband of 1. While all-ages music remains a primary focus of OWTK, Jeff also dabbles in discussion of the finest books, toys, iPhone apps, and DVDs (read: media) being released for children. Late in 2009 Jeff began to cover the kindie music world for Time Out New York Kids Magazine. And, remarkably enough, he's still at it!

Spare The Rock, Spoil The Child

by billchildsbillchilds 07 May 2011 00:02

Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child, founded in August 2005, broadcasts on heritage commercial AAA station WRSI ("93.9 The River") in Northampton, MA and Brattleboro, VT. The show, which positions itself as "indie music for indie kids," is produced by Bill Childs (who helps run kinDIY and is a cofounder of KindieFest) and is hosted by Bill and his kids Ella and Liam. It typically contains around 20-25% songs not recorded for kids, including tracks by artists as varied as The Pixies, Tom Waits, fiREHOSE, Parliament, Ella Fitzgerald, and many more. WRSI, now owned by Saga Communications, was a groundbreaking AAA station and remains unusually eclectic and local-oriented.

Sugar Mountain PR

by Beth at SMPRBeth at SMPR 09 May 2011 20:51

A public relations company specializing in children's music and media. Based in Portland, OR.


by Stefan ShepherdStefan Shepherd 09 May 2011 20:08

Zooglobble was started in August 2004 by Stefan Shepherd. Initially it was a collection of kids music reviews Shepherd had originally written for his wife's parenting group newsletter a few years earlier. Eventually it got moved online. After a discussion on kids' music with Melissa Block on NPR's All Things Considered in spring 2006, the popularity and visibility of the site grew. The site features reviews, interviews, videos, news, occasional rants and/or exhortations regarding the family music genre and is read both by parents and musicians and other industry insiders. More details on submitting an album for possible review can be found in this somewhat outdated but still mostly accurate post here.

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