RockStar Weekly is Canada's rock music website, connecting music fans with the best in new and classic music through its interactive website, 24-7 Internet radio station and sponsorship of live concert events. RSW is the best way to reach music fans in the Great White North, the U.S. of A. and beyond.
With nearly 1 million unique users per year, RSW is one of the top 25 music, news and media magazines in the world and is ranked higher in the Canadian market than official websites for homegrown musicians Celine Dion, Bryan Adams, Avril Lavigne and Nickelback. RSW also generates more traffic to its site than longstanding national music magazines Canadian Musician and The Nerve Magazine.
Alternately, RSW performs well against most legendary sites on a North American level - with more pageviews per user and more time spent on the site than any other music website in the world, including Rolling Stone, Spin, NME, CMJ and Revolver. Additionally, RSW has a lower bounce rate than the vast majority of other music sites.
RockStar Radio, is currently available as an online feed exclusively through the RSW website. The radio station, which is licensed through SOCAN (Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada), produces 10,000 listened to hours each month. The producers are currently preparing two versions of the program for syndication – one for campus/community radio and another for commercial rock radio. RockStar Weekly’s website ranks higher than that of fellow rocker Dee Snider, who produces the weekly syndicated radio show House of Hair.
In 2009, RSW proudly presented or sponsored concerts from ZZ Top, Stryper, Slipknot, Adrian Belew, Wide Mouth Mason, Hatebreed, GWAR and Satyricon. Additionally, knowing that there is more to life than just rockin’ out, RockStar Weekly has partnered with such notable charities as Boobalicious (a breast cancer fundraising event) and Canadian Guide Dogs For The Blind.
In September, 2009, RockStar Weekly launched Twitter, Facebook and YouTube portals for fans to interact and respond – one Facebook group has produced tens of thousands of posts and various photos, links, videos and fans discussions – with the content entirely generated by fans.