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New Version of WMC launched

Welcome to the new World Music We have recently upgraded the backend system, graphics, and hosting for the site. Over the next 24 hours, you may notice some inconsistencies. You may want to refresh your cache and DNS to get the most recent version of the site. 


We have new features such as a world music wiki, which is still a work in progress, and a bigger, better store.Our web portal has left the generous hosting of at UNC-Chapel Hill and we are now ad supported. Please visit our new store area.  Your purchases will allow us to continue offering world music news, reviews and resources.


You will now be able to comment on stories so that we can get different perspectives. we welcome and encourage your thoughts. 


If you cannot reach the regular site, please note that your DNS has not been updated.  DNS updates sometimes take as long as 48 hours to complete.


World Music Central has removed the comments section of the news articles.

World Music Central has removed the comments section of the news articles.

This was a very difficult decision for us, as comments are a valuable interactive tool for our readers. Unfortunately, the constant flow of automatic spam programs targeting the comments area has made it impossible for us to manage the comments section with our current resources.

Readers of this site can still express their opinions by visiting our
world music


This year at WMC

It has been a big year for the growth of World Music Central (WMC). We have gone from an average of 3,500 visitors per day to about 10,000 per day now.

We have to thank the people at at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, for the hosting. We certainly would not have been able to provide this site without them.

We have some plans for improvements in the site in the upcoming year and hope
to keep the site growing.

More detailed stats for the last calendar year below.

Total Sessions: 1,800,421
Total Page views: 4,334,598
Total Hits: 17,527,110
Total Bytes Transferred: 142.48 GB

Average Sessions Per Day: 4,713.14
Average Page views Per Day: 11,347.12
Average Hits Per Day: 45,882.49
Average Bytes Transferred Per Day: 381.95 MB

Average Page views Per Session: 2.41
Average Hits Per Session: 9.74
Average Bytes Per Session: 82.98 KB
Average Length of Session: 00:07:12


Site Wide Update

We have completed an update to the software that runs our site.

If you notice any problems, please use the "Report Problem" link in the upper right corner.

UPDATE: The site is now resolving to

This change should be mostly transparent, but if you have any trouble logging in please delete your cookies and restart your web browser.

Thanks for all your support, if you want to comment on anything with the site, please comment on this story.