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Type of site
Online magazine, music website
FoundedLondon, England
HeadquartersLondon, England
Key peopleMichael Hubbard, Steven Johnson, Melanie Eskenazi
Launched15 December 1999

MusicOMH is a London-based online music magazine which publishes independent reviews, features and interviews from across all genres including classical, metal, rock and R&B.


MusicOMH was founded and launched by Editor in Chief Michael Hubbard in 1999.[1]

In February 2011, the site's former theatre section was spun off, becoming Exeunt Magazine, as MusicOMH refocused from being a general arts publication to writing primarily about music.

Main features and coverage[edit]

MusicOMH's music content consists of reviews of albums, gigs, tracks and festivals, alongside features, interviews and blog posts. The site also provides live reviews and other features.[2] The site's album reviews, usually covering a wide range of genres including pop, electro, classical, metal, rock and R&B,[1] have been quoted by numerous publications such as The Daily Telegraph, The Independent and the BBC.[3][4][5][6][7][8] The site has also been used as one of many sources to accumulate aggregated review scores for Metacritic.[9][10][11]

Over the course of 20 years, the site has also conducted interviews with artists, ranging from house music duo Basement Jaxx, via Swedish band Miike Snow to rapper Jay-Z.[12][13][14] In September 2009, publications such as, AOL and Yahoo! Music used the interview with Jay-Z to spread word of his will to work with other notable musicians such as Jack White and Bono.[14][15][16][17]

Awards and nominations[edit]

The Independent described MusicOMH as "Brit-centric, accessible and unpretentious", in their list of the 25 best music websites in October 2009.[2] The site was nominated for Best Digital Publication at the 2009, 2010 and 2011 Record of the Day Awards.[18]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "About Us - Musicomh". MusicOMH. Retrieved 2009-10-22.
  2. ^ a b "The 25 best music websites". The Independent. London. 2009-10-16. Retrieved 2009-10-22.
  3. ^ Gray, Iain (2007-10-22). "Oasis release download-only single". The Daily Telegraph. London. Archived from the original on 2022-01-12. Retrieved 2009-10-21.
  4. ^ "The Word On... The Big Pink, A Brief History of love". The Independent. London. 2009-09-18. Archived from the original on 2022-06-18. Retrieved 2009-10-22.
  5. ^ "The Word On... Just Jack, All night cinema". The Independent. London. 2009-09-04. Archived from the original on 2022-06-18. Retrieved 2009-10-22.
  6. ^ "Singers - Reviews". BBC. Archived from the original on 2008-12-31. Retrieved 2009-12-07.
  7. ^ "BBC Philharmonic News - Grammy Award Nominations". Retrieved 2009-12-07.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "Manchester > Entertainment > Music > The Great Unheard > The Mekkits!". BBC Manchester. Retrieved 2009-10-22.
  9. ^ "Writer's Block reviews at". Retrieved 2009-12-07.
  10. ^ "Music For Men reviews at". 2009-10-06. Retrieved 2009-12-07.
  11. ^ "Popular Songs reviews at". 2009-09-08. Retrieved 2009-12-07.
  12. ^ "Basement Jaxx". musicOMH. 2009-08-27. Retrieved 2009-12-07.
  13. ^ "Miike Snow". musicOMH. 2009-08-27. Retrieved 2009-12-07.
  14. ^ a b "Jay-Z | interview (Part 1)". musicOMH. 2009-08-27. Retrieved 2009-12-07.
  15. ^ "Bono - Jay-Z's Bono Plan". 21 September 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-22.
  16. ^ "Jay-Z's Bono plan". Yahoo! Music. Retrieved 2009-10-22. [dead link]
  17. ^ "Jay-Z's Bono plan". AOL Music. Retrieved 2009-10-22.
  18. ^ "Record of the Day - Record of the Day". 28 September 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-09-28. Retrieved 2020-12-15.