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Top Media Executive Alan Citron Joins Buzznet Inc.
Aug 19, 2008 (10:08 AM EDT)


HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Buzznet Inc., ( http://www.buzznet.com ) the media company focused on building active, engaged online communities around pop culture, today announced that Alan Citron has joined the company to spearhead Special Projects. Mr. Citron previously served as general manager of Time Warner's TMZ.

"Alan is a new media innovator who's had a tremendous track-record of translating ideas into successful web businesses," said Tyler Goldman, CEO, Buzznet Inc. "His profound understanding of consumer behavior and programming, together with his expertise in pop culture, including music and celebrity, will be an invaluable asset to Buzznet and our new ventures. A former colleague and long-time friend, I am thrilled to welcome him to the company."

In this newly created position, Mr. Citron will advise on business and editorial strategies to drive greater usage and revenue from the company's offerings, which now reach over 30 million consumers a month.

"Buzznet is one of the real trailblazers in new media publishing," said Mr. Citron. "With its focus on social publishing, which leverages the best of traditional editorial and user generated content, it is transforming the way pop culture content is delivered on the Web, with an unmatched deep, fresh and social media experience. I am looking forward to working with Tyler and the terrific team."

Mr. Citron brings more than 25 years experience in Internet services, music, entertainment and journalism to Buzznet. TMZ.com is one of the most successful online content launches of all time. Prior to TMZ, he was senior vice president of marketing at Movielink, the online film pioneer that was a joint venture among Warner Bros. Studios, Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios, Sony Pictures Entertainment and MGM. In the music arena, Mr. Citron was the founding president of MusicNet. Before that, he was the founding president of Ticketmaster Online and chairman of Ticketmaster Multimedia. While there, he was also appointed President, USA Networks Interactive. Mr. Citron began his career at the where he served as assistant business editor for entertainment and a columnist for more than 12 years. He is a 1980 graduate of , with a BA in Communications.

About Buzznet Inc.

Buzznet Inc. is a media company focused on building the most active and engaged online communities around pop culture topics. Utilizing its sophisticated social media platform, Buzznet's editorial team empowers millions of people with the tools to create, contribute, program, and share content around topics they are most passionate about.

Buzznet's music community is among the largest on the Web. Users program around millions of photos, videos and blog posts every day. Its communities power the most robust, diverse and all-encompassing music experience online and include Buzznet.com, Stereogum, Absolute Punk, Idolator, Vampire Freaks, Friends or Enemies and The Gauntlet.

In June '08, Buzznet launched Celebuzz ( http://www.celebuzz.com ), the first social media destination dedicated to celebrity news and culture. Celebuzz brings together a top editorial team, leading bloggers, the paparazzi, celebrity experts, fans, and celebrities themselves, to present the most comprehensive and colorful spectrum of constantly updated information, opinion, and dialogue on celebrity.

CONTACT: Jennifer Garnick of Buzznet, +1-213-985-7297, jgarnick@buzznet.com

Web site: http://www.buzznet.com/ http://www.celebuzz.com/