Boston Magazine Launches Partnership with Vanyaland

City’s best magazine teams up with city’s award-winning music website. Hijinks to ensue.

So here’s an awesome thing that’s happening.

Today, Boston magazine and are excited to announce a new partnership that will see the best of Vanyaland’s award-winning music coverage appear daily on (You’ll begin seeing Vanyaland posts in these parts in…oh, about 10 minutes.)

Vanyaland, the Boston-based music website, online radio station, and lifestyle brand, was co-founded two years ago by former Boston Phoenix music editor Michael Marotta and Paul Armstrong, a radio and digital vet from across the pond who previously worked with the Phoenix and WFNX. Since the Phoenix’s demise, Vanyaland has become the city’s go-to source for coverage of Boston’s legendary music scene—breaking news, premiering new songs and videos, getting the word out about upcoming gigs, and publishing smart, creative takes on the Boston artists who matter, whether they’re superstars or upstarts. Perhaps just as importantly, it’s doing all of that with an attitude you won’t find anywhere else.

“Since the Phoenix died, Michael and Vanyaland have been carrying the torch for Boston’s music scene,” says Boston magazine editor in chief Carly Carioli. “And this is a great match for our audience. We know our readers are pop-culture savvy, and they’re hungry for smart, sharp commentary. This is a city where we argue about music almost as much as we argue about sports, and nobody is driving the conversation right now the way Vanyaland is.”

Vanyaland’s coverage will appear as part of the Arts & Entertainment channel on As part of the deal, Boston and Vanya will also team up on events and projects you’ll hear about soon.

“Partnering with a brand that shares our own company values of quality first, second, and third is incredibly exciting,” says Armstrong. Marotta adds, “This partnership with Boston magazine furthers Vanyaland’s growing role as a definitive source of both local and national music news, reflecting the scene here in town and what’s happening around the world.”