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Thanks for being with us in 2011

Anthony, founder of the Hype Machine here.

Just wanted to say thanks for being with us this year.

It’s our sixth year of running the site, the biggest yet. The list of things that have happened is long, but among them:

• Reached 1 million registered users (that’s you!)
• Made the site play on iPhoneAndroid & Windows phones (with the help of our awesome developer community)
• Launched a prototype of Fast Forward, an even faster way to dive into something new
• Almost had SBTRKT DJ a party (but the police shut it down)
• Definitely had a blast at our SXSW show with Mount Kimbie, Jamie Woon & more
• Premiered 45 new albums a week before their release
• Received report of a Hype Machine tattoo
• Got an office (for the first time ever!)

It’s refreshing to be around people (you!) that are obsessed with finding something new daily, fighting that seductive feeling of familiarity and laziness.

It’s also really exciting that we are not alone. If you want to listen to new things, there is now a whole world waiting for you. We have 8tracksThis is My JamSoundCloudevery music blog out there, and many more places on the web. It’s an exciting time.

So, thanks for being with us, we like it. Stay tuned for Zeitgeist 2011 on January 2nd!

Happy Holidays,

Anthony & Team Hype Machine.

Work with us!

We are looking for awesome people to join our team in Greenpoint, Brooklyn NY to help us build the future of music culture on the web.  Right now, we are looking for two:

 

Versatile Front-end Developer [UPDATE: filled]

You must have:

  • Strong JS (+assorted frameworks)/CSS skills
  • An eye for design and attention to the details of UX
  • Built something on the web
  • Some familiarity with PHP, MySQL, MongoDB a plus
  • A serious appreciation of music and culture

Interested?

Email jobs@hypem.com, specifying this position in the subject. Tell us about yourself (in order of importance):

  • What have you built?
  • What tools do you like?
  • What music websites do you like?
  • What you find interesting and challenging?
  • How do you discover culture?
  • What’s the one thing you’d really want to change about our current product?

Send us links to your presence online, resume (if you have one), github account, etc. No attachments!


Visual Web Product Designer [UPDATE: filled]

You must have:

  • An eye for design and attention to the details of UX, can turn wireframes into wine (mockups)
  • Heavily contributed to something on the web (mobile apps ok too) with an audience
  • A serious appreciation of music and culture

Interested?

Email jobs@hypem.com, specifying this position in the subject. Tell us about yourself (in order of importance):

  • What have you designed?
  • What tools do you like?
  • What music websites do you like?
  • What you find interesting and challenging?
  • How do you discover culture?
  • What’s the one thing you’d really want to change about our current product?

Send us links to your presence online, resume (if you have one), dribble account, etc. No attachments!

Special Projects Intern [UPDATE: filled]

You will help us with marketing, events and, well, special projects for at least 3 days a week.  You will be working with many facets of the music and event industry.

Interested?

Email interns@hypem.com and tell us about yourself:

  • What music events/concerts/festivals have you worked on?
  • What are your favorite ones?
  • Why do you want to do this?
  • What music websites do you like?

Links to your public presence online are appreciated.

 

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Every month, over a million people around the world visit The Hype Machine to discover new music. We are an independent, bootstrapped company based in Brooklyn, NY, operating since April of 2005. More about us here.

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Hype Machine keeps track of what music bloggers write about.

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