It’s a new year and the blues is, in effect, stronger than it’s ever been. Rich, vibrant festivals continue to bring fans yearly joy from one side of the globe to the other, and incredible musicians continue to tour to the many fascinating and soul-filled blues clubs all over. Inspired art and photography continue to give the music new voices and dimensions, and, thanks largely to the fans that have constantly supported their favorite genre, The American Blues Scene Magazine has experienced a landmark year.
Our print magazine, featuring Ana Popovic on it’s cover, was given away for free at dozens of blues festivals and venues across the country. Additionally, thousands of individual copies were given to people in dozens of countries! Our inaugural print edition was our gift to the fans that helped make it possible. The digital magazine, thanks to the loyal support of tens of thousands of dyed (blue) in the wool music fans, has reached uncharted new heights. Within days, we will be achieving great milestones in the barely more than three years of our existence: 1,000,000 visitors and 1,000 articles, as well as being on the verge of earning 100,000 organic, authentic, excited fans on Facebook without ever advertising our cause.
We’re breaking in the new year by sharing our most fun, exciting numbers with the fans that made them possible.
American Blues Scene Statistics
935,330 visits – the number of total visitors to American Blues Scene’s website
- 111,694 – the number of visits to our MOBILE website from cell phones, tablets, iPads, etc. since our mobile launch on July 6th, 2011
- 10,074 – the number of visits to our Mobile website in December alone
- 1,086,606 pages viewed since we began tracking in 2011
- Since our launch, we have received visits from all 196 sovereign countries (that even includes the Vatican!)
- Visitors in over 153 languages have been guests to our site!
1,119 articles – the number of pieces, not including magazine articles, that the ABS staff has written (991 of which are published)
209 album reviews since we began publishing
13 contributors – The number of staff American Blues Scene has to write, create content, print & ship t-shirts and merchandise, edit articles, publish magazines, and manage our digital presence.
573 Gigabytes of blues pictures (that’s 576,106,078 bytes!) that American Blues Scene owns
17,140 – The number of people that visited our site on it’s busiest day
34 blues festivals – the number that were covered by our staff covered this year alone, including such prestigious festivals as King Biscuit, Portland Waterfront, Juke Joint Fest, W.C. Handy Festival, Bluesweek, and even the International Blues Challenge and the Blues Music Awards.
300,682 visits – to our merchandise site, Bluescentric.com, since it’s launch on August 1st, 2009
121,306 visits – the number of people who have visited Bluescentric.com this year alone (to date)
$8,979.06 – The amount Bluescentric spent in shipping in 2013, (not including magazine boxes)
17,188 miles – the distance traveled by our editor alone for blues events and festivals in 2013 (That’s enough to travel from L.A. to New york over 6 times!)
3 transmissions – the number of transmissions blown in our editor’s car in 2013
- 52,004 from the U.S.
- Over 45 countries with between 200 and 6,000 likes