Two years ago today, a certain little pop music blog first went live with a rather glowing appraisal of Cyndi Lauper’s new album ‘Bring Ya To The Brink’ (we said at the time “this album, if anything, proves she’s still ready, willing and more than able to challenge for a position in the upper reaches of pOp royalty!”)
After two years online, we’ve been consistently tweaking and improving auspOp to bring you a music site that offers reliable, up to date information on all things pop in Australia.
We had some pretty basic graphics and some pretty basic stories to start off with. We used to use the capital ‘O’ every time we wrote the word ‘pop’, we even had silly little bullets either side of our name (•auspOp•). Thankfully we got over that little phase and motored along.
In the two years we’ve been online, we’ve brought you more than 3500 stories, interviewed Ricki-Lee, Paulini, Boyzone, Sam Clark, Gabriella Cilmi, Operator Please, Brian McFadden and many more, we’ve brought you countless prizes (more of them later today), there’s been the weekly chart wraps, the new release schedule, the tour news, the debates, the diary, new videos, new artwork, a new url (www.auspOp.net), a new Twitter account (twitter.com/auspOp), new graphics and much more.
And thanks to you and your incredible support, and with the support of all the major record and touring companies, we continue to grow bigger and stronger.
We now reach more than 35,000 unique visitors every month (and more than 13,000 returning visitors per month).
So thankyou for your truly amazing support.
We hope to continue to bring you everything you love about pop and more in the months and years ahead.
The auspOp team
(Now what about those prizes? Stick around – they’re about to go OFF!)