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Townsquare Media Adds Premium Music & Entertainment Publishers to Portfolio

July 23, 2013

YellowBrix

The addition of Wetpaint, the leading social publisher and fastest growing Entertainment site, positions Townsquare Media as leader in Entertainment

GREENWICH, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Townsquare Media Group announced today the addition of several new and exclusive partnerships to its powerful and growing portfolio of music and entertainment-focused digital properties. The new properties will join Townsquare Media Group's national digital business, consisting of premium music and entertainment websites reaching over 50 million US monthly unique visitors. The highly influential publishers include Consequence of Sound (http://consequenceofsound.net/), Dangerous Minds (http://dangerousminds.net/), Potholes in My Blog (http://potholesinmyblog.com/), Pretty Much Amazing (http://prettymuchamazing.com/), Tiny Mix Tapes (http://tinymixtapes.com/) and Wetpaint (http://wetpaint.com/).

These partners have been gaining notoriety over the past year including The New Yorker calling Pretty Much Amazing "the foremost voice in Indie music and all-around music nerdery," Mashable naming Richard Metzger, editor of music and pop culture site Dangerous Minds, one of the "Top 10 Most Influential People" on Facebook (#4), and entertainment powerhouse Wetpaint launching its patent pending Social Publishing Platform that systematically builds loyal audiences.

"Townsquare Media continues to be a magnet for premium publishers in the highly-valuable music and entertainment category," commented SVP/General Manager Townsquare Media, Rick Vorhaus. "We are excited to add these authoritative brands such as Consequence of Sound and Wetpaint and further the rapid growth of our influential portfolio and our audience of over 50 Million activators."

"We are excited to partner with Townsquare Media to expand Wetpaint's advertising capabilities," remarked Ben Elowitz, CEO Wetpaint, Inc. "The combination of Wetpaint Entertainment, with one of the fastest growing female audiences on the web, and Townsquare Media, with its deep sales and marketing expertise, will enable us to connect our highly social audience with a portfolio of great brands."

Building on the momentum of its owned and operated sites and following its recent acquisition of AOL assets The Boot (http://www.theboot.com/), The BoomBox (http://www.theboombox.com/), NoiseCreep (http://www.noisecreep.com/) and ComicsAlliance (http://www.comicsalliance.com), these latest partners further solidify Townsquare Media as an authority in the music and entertainment space.

About Townsquare Media Group

Townsquare Media Group creates and distributes original and motivating media experiences that connect communities seamlessly with content they love, people they trust, products they want, and things that matter. We attract, engage, and activate audiences on a local and national basis through our unique mix of market-leading marquee entertainment properties. Our local business owns and operates 241 radio stations, over 250 companion websites, an e-commerce business (SeizeTheDeal.com), and approximately 500 annual live events in 51 small and medium-sized markets across the country. Our national business owns and operates leading music and entertainment-focused digital properties including TasteofCountry.com, Loudwire.com, ScreenCrush.com, and Guyspeed.com; several leading multi-day music festivals, including Mountain Jam and the Taste of Country Music Festival; a digital advertising portfolio which reaches over 50 million unique visitors monthly; and a marketing services business which provides a turnkey web presence for small and medium-sized businesses. We also operate Townsquare Cares, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping our troops and their families. Funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management are the Company's largest shareholder. www.townsquaremediagroup.com

Townsquare Media Group Carolyn Chauncey, 203-413-1460 Carolyn.chauncey@townsquaremedia.com or Melissa Avanzato, 347-661-8797 Melissa.avanzato@townsquaremedia.com

Source: Townsquare Media Group

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