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As a music writer for nearly ten years, I know what you need to say for an editor, blogger, booking agent or other industry professional to sit up and take notice. I also know how difficult it can be to write about yourself; to pick and choose which moments are most important to other people when they’re all so important to you.
That’s why I offer these services at affordable rates: to help bands make the best impression possible.
My work as a music journalist started with the the nationally-distributed Wonka Vision Magazine in 2005. There, I interviewed everyone from crust punks to Kings of Leon. Later I served as their first sponsorship coordinator, promoting the magazine with shows at the First Unitarian Church and Trocadero Theater in Philadelphia.
I also worked closely with the editor-in-chief, poring over press kits and requests from publicists, and noting what held our attention and what didn’t.
In 2008 I became the editor and music columnist for dtown (now Radius) Magazine in Bucks County. Most of my writing involved regional up-and-coming bands. Some, like The Mixxtape and JD Malone, now use parts of my articles for their bios and press clips.
During that time I also freelanced writing band bios and press releases. During a brief stint as a PR specialist in 2010, I got coverage for singer-songwriter Chris Arena’s album release in Press of Atlantic City (72,000 circulation) and on nj.com
Currently I’m the editor of the Midweek Wire, a community newspaper, where I still find time to write about regional and international acts.
Band bios and press releases
Chris Arena (2010)
Glen Landing (2011)
Allie Carroll (2012)
The Mixxtape (2014) [links to their homepage, see bio credit]
JD Malone includes a clip on his reverbnation press page, which also appeared in his email signature