Press Releases Seamlessly Transformed into Music Reviews, and Vice Versa

Music promotion advertorial mishmashing is old news (and perpetually new news), but sib site Idolator steps up to the plate and points the j'accuse at Gothamist's Jen Carlson. Specifically, they're humbugging Carlson's habit of flogging bands in her Gothamist music coverage that she also happens to represent via her 5th Floor Artist Management. The little bit of multipurpose genius comes in when pull quotes from those same posts are recycled as press clips for the bands. Often no disclosure declarations where such would be inconvenient, of course. A perfectly closed system of mutually beneficial interests.

Questioning Gothamist's Music-Coverage Hype Machine [Idolator]

UPDATE: Carlson responds.