In 2007 Sony BMG UK announced with certain fanfare that it was no longer accepting submissions on CD, and that it would use Six Apart’s Vox blogging platform to add artist blogs to its online A&R platform. The move sparked a hub of activity on Vox, with new users hoping to be scouted through use of the site, and interaction with Sony’s RCA and Columbia Vox blogs. But there wasn’t much movement, after one year Vox had certainly failed to provide the next big thing. Now Vox is closing down on Thursday. Incidentally: around the same time, EMI’s Angel Music Group also relaunched its website as a branded blog called ScoutR. It hasn’t been updated since November 2007.

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