The Fastest Growing Satirical Publication Joins Consequence Media

CHICAGO, Feb. 14, 2017 — Consequence Media, LLC, an independent digital media company, is excited to announce a partnership with acclaimed satire publication The Hard Times.

The Hard Times ( joins Consequence Media’s ( digital properties that serve more than 6.5 million unique visitors monthly. Additionally, Consequence Media will leverage The Hard Times’ devout following in establishing unique experiential activations. Both companies will also collaborate on original video projects in the comedy and pop culture arenas.

“The Hard Times has quickly become one of our favorite places to visit on the web. Their hilarious editorial takes on music and pop culture has led to unprecedented growth: in the last year alone, their traffic has increased by 240%. With many more ideas in the works — including original video series and offline events — The Hard Times’ future is meteoric, and we are excited to partner with them,” said Rick Catinella, president of Consequence Media.

“This partnership between two independently-owned companies allows The Hard Times to maintain our DIY values and vision while also gaining access to Consequence Media’s sales team, infrastructure, technology, and experience. Together, we’ll do great things, added Matt Saincome, founder and editor in chief of The Hard Times.

About Consequence Media
Consequence Media connects brands to the world’s premiere independent publishers in music, film, gaming, and pop culture, as well as a highly engaged audience of influential millennials. Our publishers — including Consequence of Sound, YourEDM, The Hard Times, PopMatters and The Quietus, among others — continue to deliver award-winning branded and experiential activations, critically acclaimed content, exclusive scoops, and cutting-edge video.

About The Hard Times
The Hard Times is a satire pop culture publication, with a particular emphasis on punk and hardcore music. The Hard Times’ unique editorial voice quickly earned them a dedicated following, with more than a million unique visitors monthly. With an especially active social media community, The Hard Times stands as the most talked about, shared, and recognizable music satire websites on the Internet. Recently, its content scope has expanded to include fashion and wrestling/MMA.

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