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Medium’s Premier Music Publication: An ear for the new, a heart for the classics
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Cuepoint is a place to read and write about music at Medium—a publication for music fans, music journalists, and music creators and to scrutinize sounds and share ideas. We’re dedicated to quality music writing, covering all genres and all eras—the artists, the recordings, the musical movements that paved the road behind, the emerging trends that light the path forward. To contribute, please email your Medium “draft link” or published piece to our EIC: shecky@cuepointmusic.com

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Editor-in-chief
Jonathan Shecter
Editor-in-Chief, Cuepoint at Medium
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Mike “DJ” Pizzo
Marketing Content Manager @ Reef Dispensaries / Co-creator of Cuepoint @ Medium / creator of HipHopSite.com / Host of Let the Record Show http://bit.ly/2lV0UQB
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Michelle Le
Director of Photography @AnxyMag. Former Photo Editor @Medium. Photographer — michellele.com. Retired pool shark.
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Senior editor
Charles J. Moss
Charles Moss is a freelance writer based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He’s written for The Atlantic, Washington Post, Slate, Paste, Thrillist, Vice and Mojo.
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Stefan Schumacher
Stefan Schumacher is the author of Death By Strip Mall, available at http://goo.gl/oZWO7J. He comments on music, sports, entertainment, investing and culture.
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Robert Christgau
A rock critic since 1967, I aint stopping now. My current gigs are with Billboard, Barnes & Noble Review, NPR, and NYU's Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music
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Joshua Glazer | Content Curious
Content Curious is a boutique content studio and branding agency by Joshua Glazer that specializes in sophisticated storytelling for top-tier clients.
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Robbie Ettelson
Founder of unkut.com and the Conservative Rap Coalition.
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J-Zone
Producer, writer, I play drums, DJ, music fan, real world defector. Root for the Villain, Peter Pan Syndrome, Lunch Breaks. Stick Up b/w Mad Rap 45 out soon.
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kathy iandoli
Madam Potential, I'm deadly with a pencil. Author: “God Save The Queens” coming 9/17/19 via Harper Collins / Dey Street Books.
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Donnell Alexander
I tell West Coast stories
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Stuart Dredge
Scribbler about apps, digital music, games and consumer technology. Skills: slouching, typing fast. Usually simultaneously.
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Jeff Chang
Many things on my mind words in the way.
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Deanna Rilling
As a self-proclaimed “pseudosocialite,” Deanna Rilling is a music journalist who’s been involved in the electronic scene since map points were a thing.
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Marcus Baram
Journalist, author of Gil Scott-Heron: Pieces of a Man, slave to the news cycle, skeptic
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DJ Louie XIV
Lo Bosworth once called me “a pretty good DJ.”
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Yinka Adegoke
Consulting at nexus of media, music, tech & finance also Africa/emerging mkts. Ex editor/writer at Reuters, Billboard, Guardian, FT yinka.adegoke@gmail.com
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Laurent Fintoni
Lost in identity. Mutate languages. Publish and be damned. www.laurentfintoni.com
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Bryan Kim
I do music startups, yet I’m still optimistic. Founder + Chief Artist Enabler @ http://ThinkSteady.com
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Evelyn McDonnell
lady scholar
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Neil Ratner
As a kid I dreamed of two different career paths. Either I would become a successful rock and roll drummer or I would become an MD. www.neilratnerrockdoc.com
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Tom Nawrocki
Still alive.
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DanteRoss
VP A + R ADA http://ada-music.com/ A+R consultant Atlantic records/NYer/LES Allstar since 71/Sober weirdo/cultural multi-tasker/ http://instagram.com/danteross
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Senior editor
Charles J. Moss
Charles Moss is a freelance writer based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He’s written for The Atlantic, Washington Post, Slate, Paste, Thrillist, Vice and Mojo.
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Mike Errico
Long story short. | www.errico.com
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dex digital
. scholar slash baller . @dexdigi . whatupdex.com .
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Nick Fulton
Writer and Music Critic // Published in Billboard, V Magazine, i-D, Pitchfork // Founder and former editor-in-chief of Einstein Music Journal // nickfulton.com
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Michael Grant
english-to-english translator
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Joshua Braff
Author of the novels: The Unthinkable Thoughts of Jacob Green, Peep Show and The Daddy Diaries. Host of The Cannabis Corner Podcast. www.joshuabraff.com
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Joe Levy
Contributing editor at @RollingStone. Also sometimes the guy who said that thing on that show that time.
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Paul Adler
Writer, musician, curmudgeon, ne'er-do-well.
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A-Trak
A-Trak Fool's Gold I invented sext.
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Soundcheck
http://Soundcheck.org | Where @WNYC Talks Music | Get the Podcast: http://wny.cc/scpodcast
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Milo Miles
The easiest and most comprehensive way to find out about me is to read an interview I did with rockcritics.com several years ago, “Some Smiles with Miles.”
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Matthew Lew
Design Infrastructure @DoorDash . Previously @GametimeUnited @Medium & @Eventbrite . I go to way too many concerts. 🏳️‍🌈 Love Brutalism.
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Chris Robinson, PhD
music writer | saxophonist | independent scholar| bylines in Downbeat, Point of Departure, Hobart Pulp, elsewhere @crmusicwriter |robinsonmusicwriter.com
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Kevin Ashton
Called a thing the Internet of Things. Wrote How to Fly a Horse—The Secret History of Creation, Invention, and Discovery, available at http://amzn.to/1llqnbc
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Brett Goldstein
pm @google, musician @MonteDelMonte, prev. cognition researcher @ucberkeley
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Wolfgang Gartner
Horticulturist, caretaker for the elderly (cat), Grammy nominated music producer.
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Marc Eckō
Founder & Chief Branding Officer of COMPLEX
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Marilyn Carino
I sing @Mudville, etc. 'Leaves, Sadness, Science' is on vinyl, you should buy it marilyncarino.bandcamp.com Nam Myoho Renge Kyo y'all
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Jesse Fink
Author, BON: THE LAST HIGHWAY: THE UNTOLD STORY OF BON SCOTT AND AC/DC'S BACK IN BLACK (ECW Press in North America, Penguin Random House in Australia, and more)
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Shawn Setaro
Host of The Cipher, a podcast that brings you weekly conversations with the most fascinating figures in hip-hop and culture (theciphershow.com).
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Andy Langer
Esquire. KGSR. Texas Monthly. Time Warner Cable News Austin.
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Pitchfork
The essential guide to independent music and beyond.
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Cortney Harding
Head of VR/AR creative and strategy at Friends With Holograms. Adjunct at NYU. Bylines Billboard, Ad Week. Speaker. Ultrarunner in my spare time.
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Nevona Friedman
young & radical; methods are mathematical
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Engagement editor
Sarah Feldberg
Writer & editor. Fmr. LV Weekly EIC. Runner, restaurant junkie and amateur Spanish speaker. If you need me, I'll be dancing in front of the bathroom mirror.
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William DuVall
Musician. Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist - Alice In Chains, Comes With The Fall.
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Is Vas
Media, music, entertainment and marketing passionista, journalist, and educator.
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ARKELLS
High Noon headline tour rolls on! USA/Europe dates announced for April & May. All dates/tix available at http://arkells.ca/live
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Justin Spicer
Editor @TMTCerberus | Wordsmith @KEXP @Bandcamp @CasualGameRev @TheCampaignerMG etc. | Instructional Designer by trade
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Bec Susan Gill
I Come From The Land Down Under > NYC Video Producer
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Jeff Weiner
Building the sticker/GIF search engine of the future at Kam.io
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Tom Roston
Culture writer; Author of THE MOST SPECTACULAR RESTAURANT IN THE WORLD [https://amzn.to/2YSavt0].
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Raquel Willis
An activist, media maven and writer who is growing everyday. A feminist. A collector of stories. A proponent of all things equality.
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Joe Fox
Writer and brand narrator. Penning a memoir about my father, lifelong barman at the Algonquin Hotel NYC. His rule: no loud talkers and don't be a bore. @foxjoe
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Gordon Moakes
Bass-ist / writ-ist / graphic-ist.
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Leanne de Souza
@rrwf_ co-founder | facilitator | director | Undergraduate at UQ | music, books, conversation, alchemy, justice & bourbon
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R. A. Villareal
Writer, lawyer
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rjd2
More Is Than Isn't-available Oct 8
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Sarah Gooding
Freelance Writer, Copywriter and Copy Editor from NZ, based in NYC | www.sarahgooding.com | sarah.gooding@gmail.com
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Hunter Walk
Funding exciting startups via @Homebrew
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Jaan Uhelszki
A founding editor at Detroit’s legendary Creem Mag and the only journalist to have ever performed in full makeup with Kiss. Now she only wears Nars eyeliner.
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Steven Levy
Editor of Backchannel. Also, I write stuff.
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Wade Novak
Software developer at Avail. From Chicago.
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Jeff Miller
Wellness experience design at Bose. Former 80s teen. Handy with instruments and power tools.
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Dan Conway
Author of Confessions of a Crypto Millionaire: My Unlikely Escape from Corporate America, available September 9th. More at www.danconwaywriter.com.
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Elena
Writer, creator, troublemaker. Content manager at FrenchEntree.com. Word nerd everywhere.
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Anna Horan
Can fall asleep standing up & likes learning stuff. Also a writer and editor in Melbourne.
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Ernesto Aguilar
writer on pubmedia, diversity, podcasting and culture. Opinions own.
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Leora Katz
product @ buzzfeed. in love with music, adventures, trees, coffee, dancing, words, travel, phish + other stuff. creator of hi let’s life: smarturl.it/hiletslife
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Tyler Solheim
Based in Seattle, Tyler is an ever hopeful Seattle Mariners fan and record store addict.
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Storme Whitby-Grubb
Creative Director. Brit in LA. Doge Owner. ig : stormewg : www.stormewg.com | www.imagucreative.com
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Smokey D. Fontaine
Founder, www.aplusstudios.com, Interactive One, HelloBeautiful, GIANT, america; author The Autobiography of DMX; my real name… :)
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Recording Academy
Celebrating music through the GRAMMYs for more than 50 years. The Recording Academy honors achievements in the recording arts & supports the music community.
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Gabriel Muller
editor/producer — editorial manager @AMStrategy — work’s been in @FT, @MiamiHerald, and, of course, @gwhatchet
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Charlie Scaturro
Writing my way through it.
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mindy
Health disparities, communication, behavior, playlists.
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Amanda Palmer
THERE WILL BE NO INTERMISSION is my new album, artbook & global solo piano tour. my patrons help me create absolutely everything. apalmer.lnk.to/NoInterAS
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Benji Rogers
Co-founder of dotBlockchain Media, PledgeMusic & Lark42. Coffee Drinker & Frequent Flyer.
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Jessica Ferber
Author of Rebirth of the Cool-Disovering the Art of Robert James Campbell
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S.Mubashir Noor
Professional dreamer, independent journalist, soundman, songwriter
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Jennifer Paige
NEW ALBUM: http://jenniferpaige.com/kickstarter #JenniferPaigeKS singer, songwriter, #TheBreakthroughArtist podcast host
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Jeroen Paco Heydendael
Strategy @DeptAgency & @StudioDumbar •  Keynote • Saab • Tomos 4L • Sansui 9090 • Ambidexter
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Ryan Keller
Native Upstate New Yorker, converted Bostonian. Writing: music/film/culture. Boston College, Philadelphia Eagles
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Jared Mazzaschi
I believe that children are our future. I just don’t want kids. Read more @ http://www.whydontyoulikeme.com
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Kimberly Harrington
AMATEUR HOUR (2018) and BUT YOU SEEMED SO HAPPY (2021) | The New York Times, The New Yorker, McSweeney’s, The Cut | kimberlyharrington.me
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Andrew Watts
Marketing @HQTrivia 🧠
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Ari Rosenschein
Seattle-based writer and musician.
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RAC
Grammy award winning recording artist from Portland, OR. https://rac.fm
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mauludSADIQ
b-boy, old dude, Hip-Hop Investigating, music lovin’ Muslim
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David Ma
Writer/Editor. Bylines: Wax Poetics, The Source, Pitchfork, Rollingstone.com, The Guardian, RBMA, Okayplayer, Egotripland, SJ Mercury News, etc.
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Mike Posner
i make music. Join the email list here for everything you ever dreamed of :): http://eepurl.com/bk08Y1
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guster
Guster is a band. Guster is a band that has begun to post on Medium.
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Brent L. Smith
Writer 💀 Los Angeles underground 🕯 brentellesmith.com 🕯 @brentellesmith
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Touré
Host of the podcast Toure Show. Author of "I Would Die 4 U: Why Prince Became An Icon."
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martin.james
Music critic, author, academic…
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Chris Gliddon
Dad, storyteller, and product strategist. I believe in the power of story to enrich our little world. Former editorial, audio, and social media manager @Disney.
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Rafael Canton
I Do Work... Created/co-created @nba_trades and @hydrolyzedhoops. Contact: rafaelcanton7(at)gmail
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Rolf Potts
Travel writer, essayist, author of Vagabonding, and Marco Polo Didn't Go There. Paris Writing Workshop director, erstwhile Yale lecturer. Itinerant Kansan.
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Cazzette
Swedish electronic music duo renowned for pushing boundaries, not buttons.
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Rachelle Bergstein
BRILLIANCE & FIRE: A Biography of Diamonds (pub. 6/7/16 @HarperCollins), & WOMEN FROM THE ANKLE DOWN. #Binders, #Women, #Fashion, #Books, #PopCulture, #Shoes.
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Matt Graves
lover of loud music. laugher of loud laughs. ex-comms for @twitter, @vessel & @rhapsody. now, doing my own thing: tripleshot communications.
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Brian Scully
On-hiatus music industry dude, entrepreneur, producer of Ghost Lab Radio. Writing about the cross-section of culture and commerce.
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Ira Madison III
pop culture writer
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Daniel Sharples
Teacher. Writer. Lover of Thunder (the sound and the team). .
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Dalton Vogler
Words @CuepointMusic + @730_DC | Cereal historian | NC over SC | Chillwave apologist | Permanently salty Marth
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Jay Busbee
Yahoo Sports writer/talking head/podcaster. Covering NFL, NASCAR, golf, & more. Say hey: jay.busbee@yahoo.com or http://Facebook.com/jaybusbee
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Paul Cantor
Writer, Editor and Music Producer. Creative work for: Apple, Instagram, VICE, Warner Brothers, Verizon, Universal, Rolling Stone, Esquire, Hennessy, others.
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Greg Harris
National Magazine Award nominated Ryerson Journalism grad. I've lived in Toronto long enough that I should probably call it home.
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Terryn Hall
Writer. EditorBae. I’m only here for the snacks. Honestly. Truly. Twitter: @terryntweets, Email: terrynwrites@gmail.com Newsletter: www.tinyletter.com/terryn
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Hassan Ghanny
Novelist, essayist, measurer of distances. My music journalism lives here. Find me on Twitter @hassan_ghanny and Instagram @diaspora.gothic for more content.
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Ted Pillow
Writer. Jokes, movies, etc. Bylines @ThePlaylist @TheHardTimes @Awl @McSweeneys. Hundreds of film reviews @Arthouse Grindhouse: arthousegrindhouse.wordpress.com
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Matthew McKinnon
I used to be a writer. I still am, but used to be, too
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Jake Salter
Drum & Bass & Corn Flakes
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Mats Wurnell
Mats Wurnell is a music journalist based in Stockholm, Sweden focusing on electronic music and club culture. Instagram: matswurnell
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Devin Smith
I make pop music & write nonfiction • http://miraclecat.bandcamp.comhttp://devinsmith.work
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Idan Altman
Indie Music Producer/ Musician specializing in Alternative Rock, Jazz and Experimental Music. www.idanaltman.com
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Madeline Distasio
Writer, politics junkie, sass-master, soft nihilist.
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Patrick Hosken
I write and edit for @MTVNews and still listen to nü-metal.
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Matthew Kohut
Compelling People co-author | Sounds Out of Time | Lives with the curse of the easily amused.
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Ronan Mason
Co-founder of www.muzeroom.com [Stay in touch while you listen]. Lover of all things music and digital. @ronanmason
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K.Flay
musician
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Mark Mordue
Journalist, writer, editor, poet. Pascall Prize Winner: Australian Critic of the Year, 2010.
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Mojo
Music Afficianado. Writer. Photographer. Self labeled intellectual, and red on the head. Yep, I’m firey.
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John Hawbaker
Husband / father / friend / writer — Chattanooga, Tenn.
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Shkyd
If you could finish my sentences, there would be no reason to start them.
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Michael Sendrow
Writer, psychoanalyst-in-training, and music fan otherwise
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Michael VenutoloMantovani
Mediocre guitar player who occasionally writes stories in a quiet corner of Chapel Hill. Debut memoir coming soon? Join mailing list here. http://bit.ly/2tdSPap
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Frank O'Kelly Guitar
RGT@L.C.M. registered Guitar Tutor and Musician. You can never have too many guitars or cats!
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Todd Christopher
DC-based writer and media producer and author of The Green Hour: A Daily Dose of Nature for Happier, Healthier, Smarter Kids. More at www.toddchristopher.com
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Kayleigh Watson
Writer of music, film, science fiction and feminism (often all at once). kayleighwatson.contently.com TW: @kaylwattson
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sean.m.s.
Genius. Have brain. Will travel.
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Rituals of Mine
two homegirls | Devoted LP | @wbr Booking: panderson@apa-agency.com