Chorus.fm is written, designed, coded, and produced by Jason Tate.
I’m a writer, music enthusiast, web-developer, typography geek, and a coffee and beer snob. Around 1996 I created absolutepunk.net — a music community to discuss under-appreciated music I loved. Over the next few years, it got popular. Then it got really popular. The goal of the website was to introduce people to new music and provide a community for people to discuss artists not often heard in the mainstream. Oh, and for me to whine and moan about things I felt like to a chorus of “why is this news!?” posts.
In 2004, I (sold-out and) sold the company to a large media corporation. My passion turned into a job and I drudged through the next few years frustrated. For a while I thought about walking away from the internet and finding what many consider a “real job.” However, I found that my passion for music, technology, and a slightly off centered pop-culture remained. So, I decided to roll the dice and build chorus.fm. I hope for this to be a platform to write and share my passions with others. And while I hope the main site can become that outlet, I also want to continue my vision of a community for music-fans looking to connect with kindred spirits.
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Behind the Scenes
Chorus.fm is hosted by Linode. Articles and links are published through WordPress. The code, text, and graphics were produced on Coda, TextMate 2, Pixelmator, and supported by lots of other great software.