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HERO
Rose Lilah, Hot New Hip Hop
R & B
unseen
Marsicans
Abbie McCarthy, BBC Music / Good Karma Club
Rock
unseen
Italia 90
Lisa Wright, DIY Magazine
Punk
unseen
Lorelle Meets The Obsolete
Oscar Adame Galeano, WARP Magazine
Rock
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The Murder Capital
Justin Sweeting, Clockenflap Festival
Punk
unseen
Control Top
Brandon Stosuy, The Creative Independent
Punk
unseen
Sea Moya
Dylan Heneck, Indie Shuffle
Pop
unseen
Lido Pimienta
Lindsey Rhoades, Audiofemme
Electronic
unseen
Disq
Matt Wilkinson, Apple Music’s Beats 1
Rock
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The Orielles
Elena Childers, BTRtoday/ Alt Citizen
Pop
unseen
Reality Club
Cecilia Soojeong Yi, Zandari Festa
Rock
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Haru Nemuri
Oscar Adame Galeano, WARP Magazine
Singer-Songwriter
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Beabadoobee
Jacob Moore, Pigeons & Planes
Rock
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Kills Birds
Alt Citizen, Alt Citizen
Rock
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The Muckers
Alt Citizen, Alt Citizen
Rock
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Max Pain and the Groovies
Elena Childers, BTRtoday/ Alt Citizen
Rock
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The Haden Triplets
Caitlin Wills, mxdwn
Americana
unseen
Tisakorean
Grant Rindner, Clash Magazine
Hip-Hop / Rap
unseen
Russian Baths
Lizzie Manno, Paste Magazine
Rock
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Didirri
Nastassia Baroni, Music Feeds
Singer-Songwriter
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Caroline Rose
Alexandra Berenson, Vinyl Me, Please
Pop
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YAYOI DAIMON
Takazumi Hosaka, Spincoaster
Pop
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Steam Down
Pau Cristòful Lozano, Primavera Sound
Jazz
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Rosie Lowe
Jen Long, The Line of Best Fit
Pop
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Odunsi (The Engine)
Kenan Draughorne, DJBooth
R & B
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Olivier Cong
Justin Sweeting, Clockenflap Festival
Singer-Songwriter
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The Paranoyds
Matt Wilkinson, Apple Music’s Beats 1
Rock
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Porridge Radio
Lizzie Manno, Paste Magazine
Rock
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Hachiku
Ricardo Gomez, OCESA
Pop
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Purple Pilgrims
Amanda Hatfield, BrooklynVegan
Pop
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Shady Nasty
Amelia Jenner, FBi Radio
Punk
unseen
KOKOROKO
Dylan Heneck, Indie Shuffle
Jazz
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Soccer Mommy
Drew Pitt, mxdwn
Rock
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Kælan Mikla
Brandon Stosuy, The Creative Independent
Punk
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Doeman
Ogden Payne, Forbes / For The Students
Hip-Hop / Rap
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Ali Barter
Nastassia Baroni, Music Feeds
Rock
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Erika de Casier
Amelia Jenner, FBi Radio
R & B
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DTSQ
Justin Sweeting, Clockenflap Festival
Rock
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Dos Monos
Takazumi Hosaka, Spincoaster
Hip-Hop / Rap
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Pom Pom Squad
Grant Rindner, Clash Magazine
Rock
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Marlon Craft
Ogden Payne, Forbes / For The Students
Hip-Hop / Rap
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La Garfield
Ricardo Gomez, OCESA
Latin
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Circuit des Yeux
Lindsey Rhoades, Audiofemme
Avant / Experimental
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Alice Skye
Amelia Jenner, FBi Radio
Pop
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Shygirl
Pau Cristòful Lozano, Primavera Sound
Electronic
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Xavier Martinex
David Sikorski, EARMILK
Singer-Songwriter
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Petrol Girls
Andrew Sacher, BrooklynVegan
Punk
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Jadu Heart
Robin Fulton, EARMILK
Electronic
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PVA
Lisa Wright, DIY Magazine
Dance
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PASTEL GHOST
Naomi Pringle, EARMILK
Electronic
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Ben&Ben
Justin Sweeting, Clockenflap Festival
Folk
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Alesia Lani
Aaron "Fresh" Knight, KUTX 98.9
R & B
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TSHA
John Stein, Spotify
Electronic
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Sen Morimoto
Takazumi Hosaka, Spincoaster
Pop
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Cloud Rat
Andy O'Connor, Pitchfork
Metal
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Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard
Jen Long, The Line of Best Fit
Rock
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Far Caspian
Dylan Heneck, Indie Shuffle
Rock
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Great Grandpa
John Stein, Spotify
Rock
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Capyac
Aaron "Fresh" Knight, KUTX 98.9
Dance
unseen
Alien Tango
Paul Bridgewater, The Line of Best Fit
Pop
unseen
Ghetto Kumbé
Francisco Gonçalves Silva, WOMEX – the World Music Expo
Electronic
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Lydia Lunch
Andy O'Connor, Pitchfork
Avant / Experimental
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Lilla Vargen
Abbie McCarthy, BBC Music / Good Karma Club
Pop
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Pearla
Ellen Johnson, Paste Magazine
Folk
unseen
Mauskovic Dance Band
Francisco Gonçalves Silva, WOMEX – the World Music Expo
Dance
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Fat Tony
Andy O'Connor, Pitchfork
Hip-Hop / Rap
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Flyying Colours
Ricardo Gomez, OCESA
Rock
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Tebi Rex
Paul Bridgewater, The Line of Best Fit
Hip-Hop / Rap
unseen
Sega Bodega
Amelia Jenner, FBi Radio
Electronic
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Overcoats
Beca Arredondo, We Are: The Guard
Electronic
unseen
Jack River
Nastassia Baroni, Music Feeds
Pop
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$NOT
Jacob Moore, Pigeons & Planes
Hip-Hop / Rap
unseen
Beach Slang
Matt Matasci, mxdwn
Rock
unseen
Mir Fontane
Aaron "Fresh" Knight, KUTX 98.9
Hip-Hop / Rap
unseen
Arlo Parks
Grant Owens, We Found New Music
Pop
unseen
TENGGER
Cecilia Soojeong Yi, Zandari Festa
Avant / Experimental
unseen
Rucci
Kenan Draughorne, DJBooth
Hip-Hop / Rap
unseen
Los Bitchos
Alexandra Berenson, Vinyl Me, Please
World
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Frances Quinlan
Lindsey Rhoades, Audiofemme
Rock
unseen
The Posies
Lindsey Rhoades, Audiofemme
Rock
unseen
Astrid Sonne
Brandon Stosuy, The Creative Independent
Electronic
unseen
Walt Disco
Lisa Wright, DIY Magazine
Rock
unseen
YGTUT
Chuck Ramos, Lyrical Lemonade
Hip-Hop / Rap
unseen
HTRK
Andy O'Connor, Pitchfork
Electronic
unseen
Propain
Ogden Payne, Forbes / For The Students
Hip-Hop / Rap
unseen
Sierra León
Oscar Adame Galeano, WARP Magazine
Rock
unseen
Margaret Glaspy
Ricardo Gomez, OCESA
Singer-Songwriter
unseen
Salt Cathedral
Valeria Kolomiets, EARMILK
Pop
unseen
KennyHoopla
Abbie McCarthy, BBC Music / Good Karma Club
Rock
unseen
Sui Zhen
Brandon Stosuy, The Creative Independent
Electronic
unseen
Wire
Aaron Grech, mxdwn
Rock
unseen
Babeheaven
Grant Rindner, Clash Magazine
Pop
unseen
Dry Cleaning
Alt Citizen, Alt Citizen
Punk
unseen
Model/Actriz
Alt Citizen, Alt Citizen
Rock
unseen
Remi Wolf
Grant Owens, We Found New Music
Pop
unseen
Black Country, New Road
Pau Cristòful Lozano, Primavera Sound
Avant / Experimental
unseen
The Blind Suns
Cecilia Soojeong Yi, Zandari Festa
Pop
unseen
Lula Wiles
Ellen Johnson, Paste Magazine
Americana
unseen
Jack Freeman
Kenan Draughorne, DJBooth
Soul
unseen
Miranda and the Beat
Elena Childers, BTRtoday/ Alt Citizen
Soul
unseen
Jay Wile
Chuck Ramos, Lyrical Lemonade
R & B
unseen
Otha
Matt Wilkinson, Apple Music’s Beats 1
Electronic
unseen

We all have our own ways of finding new music. Playlists can lead you down an interesting road and streaming service suggestions can drop a jewel in your hand sometimes. But, music is personal and new discoveries lead to connection and interaction… with humans. We’ve cut out the middleman and have gone back to basics by asking some of our most trusted humans from around the world to tell us who they are most excited to see at SXSW 2020.

 

 

I’d like to thank this year’s contributors for the time and effort spent on highlighting this year’s up-and-coming artists alongside some of our already known all-time faves. (Yes, I mean Wire.)

James Minor

Head of SXSW Music Festival

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Rose Lilah

Rose Lilah

Hot New Hip Hop

Rose Lilah is the Head of Content at HotNewHipHop, guiding the publication’s editorial efforts, with a team of full-time writers and freelance contributors to help.

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Abbie McCarthy

Abbie McCarthy

BBC Music / Good Karma Club

Abbie McCarthy is a TV & Radio presenter. She currently presents BBC Music Introducing in Kent and can also be heard covering shows on BBC Radio 1, as well as hosting the popular music podcast, Live Lounge Uncovered, which brings listeners behind the scenes of the BBC’s home of live music. You can catch Abbie on your TV screens, via 4Music & The Box Network, hosting Boxfresh, a show that shines a spotlight on the biggest new artists on the planet. Abbie is also the mastermind behind Good Karma Club, a club night championing the best acts around. Previous acts to have played the night include The Amazons, Pale Waves and Tom Grennan.

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Lisa Wright

Lisa Wright

DIY Magazine

Lisa Wright is the Features Editor and Head of Live Bookings at DIY Magazine – a UK-based monthly music print title and website with an online reach of 1 million unique users/month. She has interviewed people including Paul McCartney, Iggy Pop and The 1975, and has booked festival stages at multiple events in the UK and USA.

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Oscar Adame Galeano

Oscar Adame Galeano

WARP Magazine

Oscar Adame is a 23 year old music journalist based in Mexico City. Today he works as the Music Editor in Chief of WARP Magazine, one of the most well known specialized media outlets in Latin America. Oscar Adame has published interviews with artists such as Gorillaz, Rosalía, Billie Eilish, The National, Björk and more. Currently, he is working with one clear objective: to eliminate classist prejudices against reggaeton music.

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Justin Sweeting

Justin Sweeting

Clockenflap Festival

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Justin Sweeting has over eighteen years music industry experience, centered within Asia. Having established the pan-regional, cross media platform AMP (Asia’s Music Platform) for Channel [V], Justin went on to co-found Magnetic Asia as Music Director. Magnetic Asia operates festivals & events: Clockenflap, Sonar Hong Kong, YourMum, Ticketing; and offers further agency services to a broad reach of clients including digital marketing, PR, production and consultancy. Connecting the dots between Asia and the global industry at large, Justin enjoys spreading the word on the region’s music potential and is actively involved in its positive evolution.

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Brandon Stosuy

Brandon Stosuy

The Creative Independent

Brandon Stosuy is the Co-founder and Editor in Chief of The Creative Independent, the co-founder of the annual Basilica Soundscape festival in Hudson, NY, the co-founder of NYC’s ongoing Tinnitus Music Series, and has been a Music Curator at the Broad Museum in Los Angeles and at MoMA PS1 in NYC. He co-founded Zone 6 Artist Management with his friend Caleb Braaten, founder of Sacred Bones Records. Together they manage Circuit des Yeux, Girlpool, Hether Fortune, Jess Williamson, Kinlaw, Lydia Ainsworth, Moor Mother, Purple Pilgrims, Zola Jesus and co-curate Zone 6 Gallery in Ridgewood, Queens. For the past several years Stosuy and the visual artist Matthew Barney have collaborated on a series of live events, objects, and print publications related to their Long Island City performance space, REMAINS. (They’re currently at work on a book about the space.) His anthology, Up is Up, But So Is Down: New York’s Downtown Literary Scene, 1974-1992, was published by NYU Press in 2006. He is also the author of two children’s books: Music Is (2016) and We Are Music (2018) and is at work on a three-book series about work/life balance, inspiration, and failure. The first installment is out Fall 2020 on Abrams.

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Dylan Heneck

Dylan Heneck

Indie Shuffle

We believe humans are better than robots at discovering new music.

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Lindsey Rhoades

Lindsey Rhoades

Audiofemme

Lindsey Rhoades is the founding Editor-In-Chief of AudioFemme. She has written for The Village Voice, Stereogum, Brooklyn Magazine, Impose, Complex, and others. You can often find her playing pinball in dive bars and laundromats around Brooklyn.

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Matt Wilkinson

Matt Wilkinson

Apple Music’s Beats 1

Matt Wilkinson made his name as New Music Editor of NME where he reported on artists who were changing the way we listened. Matt continues mining the best new music, chronicling the whole of the UK scene, and telling the stories behind the songs of the day. Listen to Matt’s Apple Music show live for free or on-demand Mondays-Fridays at apple.co/B1_Matt.

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Elena Childers

Elena Childers

BTRtoday/ Alt Citizen

Elena Childers was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA by a punk rock drummer from the mountains of Kentucky and a rebellious scientist from the capital of Chile. Now living in Brooklyn, NY, she’s a rebel with no cause needed and a podcast host/ music journalist for BTRtoday and Alt Citizen. Catch her backstage at all the coolest underground shows in NYC.

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Cecilia Soojeong Yi

Cecilia Soojeong Yi

Zandari Festa

Cecilia Soojeong Yi is the executive manager for Zandari Festa, Korea’s premier independent and international showcase festival. In 2018, she co-founded “DMZ Peace Train Music Festival”, taking charge of booking and international relationships.

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Oscar Adame Galeano

Oscar Adame Galeano

WARP Magazine

Oscar Adame is a 23 year old music journalist based in Mexico City. Today he works as the Music Editor in Chief of WARP Magazine, one of the most well known specialized media outlets in Latin America. Oscar Adame has published interviews with artists such as Gorillaz, Rosalía, Billie Eilish, The National, Björk and more. Currently, he is working with one clear objective: to eliminate classist prejudices against reggaeton music.

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Jacob Moore

Jacob Moore

Pigeons & Planes

Jacob Moore started Pigeons & Planes in his bedroom over 10 years ago. He loves music that pushes boundaries, and he still listens to song submissions every day.

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Alt Citizen

Alt Citizen

Alt Citizen

Alt Citizen is a New York and LA-based music and culture blog, zine, and event promoter.

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Alt Citizen

Alt Citizen

Alt Citizen

Alt Citizen is a New York and LA-based music and culture blog, zine, and event promoter.

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Elena Childers

Elena Childers

BTRtoday/ Alt Citizen

Elena Childers was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA by a punk rock drummer from the mountains of Kentucky and a rebellious scientist from the capital of Chile. Now living in Brooklyn, NY, she’s a rebel with no cause needed and a podcast host/ music journalist for BTRtoday and Alt Citizen. Catch her backstage at all the coolest underground shows in NYC.

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Caitlin Wills

Caitlin Wills

mxdwn

Caitlin is a graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder with a BA in journalism and a minor in creative writing. Despite not being musically inclined herself, her passion for music spans multiple genres and can be reflected by her large and ever-growing vinyl collection. She credits Bob Dylan as her inspiration and has always wanted to pursue a career that combines her love of music and writing.

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Grant Rindner

Grant Rindner

Clash Magazine

Grant Rindner is a music journalist in New York who has written for Dazed, Rolling Stone, and Complex. He primarily reports on regional music scenes, streaming, and also serves as a freelance editor for Pigeons & Planes.

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Lizzie Manno

Lizzie Manno

Paste Magazine

Lizzie Manno is an assistant music editor for Paste Magazine. The Cleveland-born, Atlanta-based writer has also been published by Billboard and Cleveland Scene Magazine. Her favorite genres include indie rock, post-punk, shoegaze, punk, dream-pop, art-rock and Britpop. When she’s not watching live music, she’s fantasizing about bread, reading about progressive politics or trying to suppress her inner goofball.

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Nastassia Baroni

Nastassia Baroni

Music Feeds

Head of Content at Evolve Media Australia. Managing Editor of Music Feeds. Eurovision hopeful.

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Alexandra Berenson

Alexandra Berenson

Vinyl Me, Please

Alex Berenson is the Head of A&R for Vinyl Me, Please and oversees curation across the brand, as well as runs the emerging and developing artist program, VMP Rising. She currently resides in New York City.

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Takazumi Hosaka

Takazumi Hosaka

Spincoaster

Takazumi Hosaka is the Editor-in-Chief of Spincoaster. Spincoaster curates cutting-edge music worldwide, introducing artists to Japanese audiences and Japanese musicians to the world.

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Pau Cristòful Lozano

Pau Cristòful Lozano

Primavera Sound

Pau Cristòful Lozano is a dynamic and highly motivated person, and music and culture lover. Pau Cristòful Lozano has been organizing concerts and working as a music journalist since he was 14 years old. Pau Cristòful Lozano currently works as a Booking Agent at Primavera Sound, Nitsa Club and MUTEK Barcelona.

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Jen Long

Jen Long

The Line of Best Fit

Jen Long has been working in music for over a decade. She presented BBC Introducing on Radio 1, was the voice of BBC Three, and presented festival coverage for the channel. After leaving the BBC, Jen worked at DICE as Music Editor before leaving to set up her own company Take Care Management (Aaron Porter, Mammút, Melissa Parmenter), also working alongside DEF (Austra) and Straight & Narrow (Eve Owen). Jen is Contributing Editor and Partnerships Director of The Line of Best Fit.

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Kenan Draughorne

Kenan Draughorne

DJBooth

Kenan Draughorne is a freelance music writer based in Los Angeles. His work has appeared on sites such as DJBooth, HipHopDX, and Ones to Watch. He also serves as editor-in-chief of SLAP (See LA Prosper), a platform dedicated to showcasing all the rising talent currently making waves in the LAnd.

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Justin Sweeting

Justin Sweeting

Clockenflap Festival

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Justin Sweeting has over eighteen years music industry experience, centered within Asia. Having established the pan-regional, cross media platform AMP (Asia’s Music Platform) for Channel [V], Justin went on to co-found Magnetic Asia as Music Director. Magnetic Asia operates festivals & events: Clockenflap, Sonar Hong Kong, YourMum, Ticketing; and offers further agency services to a broad reach of clients including digital marketing, PR, production and consultancy. Connecting the dots between Asia and the global industry at large, Justin enjoys spreading the word on the region’s music potential and is actively involved in its positive evolution.

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Matt Wilkinson

Matt Wilkinson

Apple Music’s Beats 1

Matt Wilkinson made his name as New Music Editor of NME where he reported on artists who were changing the way we listened. Matt continues mining the best new music, chronicling the whole of the UK scene, and telling the stories behind the songs of the day. Listen to Matt’s Apple Music show live for free or on-demand Mondays-Fridays at apple.co/B1_Matt.

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Lizzie Manno

Lizzie Manno

Paste Magazine

Lizzie Manno is an assistant music editor for Paste Magazine. The Cleveland-born, Atlanta-based writer has also been published by Billboard and Cleveland Scene Magazine. Her favorite genres include indie rock, post-punk, shoegaze, punk, dream-pop, art-rock and Britpop. When she’s not watching live music, she’s fantasizing about bread, reading about progressive politics or trying to suppress her inner goofball.

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Ricardo Gomez

Ricardo Gomez

OCESA

Ricardo Gomez is an international talent buyer at OCESA. Ricardo Gomez participates in the music programming of Corona Capital and Corona Capital Guadalajara, while booking and promoting a wide number of shows across Mexico throughout the year.

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Amanda Hatfield

Amanda Hatfield

BrooklynVegan

Photo editor and social media manager at BrooklynVegan, where she’s contributed for nearly 10 years.

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Amelia Jenner

Amelia Jenner

FBi Radio

Amelia Jenner is FBi Radio’s Music Director and the third to be appointed since the station launched in 2003. Now in its 17th year, FBi Radio is an independent youth broadcaster dedicated to the music, arts & culture of Sydney. FBi Radio plays 50% Australian music, with half of that from Sydney. As Music Director, Amelia is responsible for shaping the sound of FBi Radio through music programming, interviews and all music-focused content on-air and online.

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Dylan Heneck

Dylan Heneck

Indie Shuffle

We believe humans are better than robots at discovering new music.

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Drew Pitt

Drew Pitt

mxdwn

Drew Pitt is a dedicated music journalist and multidisciplinary writer based in Los Angeles, California. His primary specialities are album and festival / concert coverage. His album reviews have garnered praise from a number of artists for their detail and accuracy. At live events he is able to leverage his knowledge as a Project Manager and Creative Director to comment on the music, performance, and event production with clarity and authority. Drew Pitt currently resides in Los Angeles, CA where he enjoys the lovely weather, and picturesque beaches, but most importantly the constant flow of live music that takes place every night of the week.

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Brandon Stosuy

Brandon Stosuy

The Creative Independent

Brandon Stosuy is the Co-founder and Editor in Chief of The Creative Independent, the co-founder of the annual Basilica Soundscape festival in Hudson, NY, the co-founder of NYC’s ongoing Tinnitus Music Series, and has been a Music Curator at the Broad Museum in Los Angeles and at MoMA PS1 in NYC. He co-founded Zone 6 Artist Management with his friend Caleb Braaten, founder of Sacred Bones Records. Together they manage Circuit des Yeux, Girlpool, Hether Fortune, Jess Williamson, Kinlaw, Lydia Ainsworth, Moor Mother, Purple Pilgrims, Zola Jesus and co-curate Zone 6 Gallery in Ridgewood, Queens. For the past several years Stosuy and the visual artist Matthew Barney have collaborated on a series of live events, objects, and print publications related to their Long Island City performance space, REMAINS. (They’re currently at work on a book about the space.) His anthology, Up is Up, But So Is Down: New York’s Downtown Literary Scene, 1974-1992, was published by NYU Press in 2006. He is also the author of two children’s books: Music Is (2016) and We Are Music (2018) and is at work on a three-book series about work/life balance, inspiration, and failure. The first installment is out Fall 2020 on Abrams.

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Ogden Payne

Ogden Payne

Forbes / For The Students

Ogden Payne is a contributing writer at Forbes.com documenting the business models of today’s top hip-hop artists, record labels, and digital streaming services. He has collaborated on articles with Chance the Rapper, Migos, and Dreamville Records, as well as industry professionals such as Dre London (Manager, Post Malone) and Chris Zarou (Manager, Logic & CEO, Visionary Music Group). In 2017, Payne founded For The Students, a company dedicated to bridging the gap between students and the music industry. Since its inception, For The Students has hosted live Q&As with top-tier music industry professionals at NYU, University of Maryland, the University of Texas, Florida State University and more.

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Nastassia Baroni

Nastassia Baroni

Music Feeds

Head of Content at Evolve Media Australia. Managing Editor of Music Feeds. Eurovision hopeful.

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Amelia Jenner

Amelia Jenner

FBi Radio

Amelia Jenner is FBi Radio’s Music Director and the third to be appointed since the station launched in 2003. Now in its 17th year, FBi Radio is an independent youth broadcaster dedicated to the music, arts & culture of Sydney. FBi Radio plays 50% Australian music, with half of that from Sydney. As Music Director, Amelia is responsible for shaping the sound of FBi Radio through music programming, interviews and all music-focused content on-air and online.

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Justin Sweeting

Justin Sweeting

Clockenflap Festival

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Justin Sweeting has over eighteen years music industry experience, centered within Asia. Having established the pan-regional, cross media platform AMP (Asia’s Music Platform) for Channel [V], Justin went on to co-found Magnetic Asia as Music Director. Magnetic Asia operates festivals & events: Clockenflap, Sonar Hong Kong, YourMum, Ticketing; and offers further agency services to a broad reach of clients including digital marketing, PR, production and consultancy. Connecting the dots between Asia and the global industry at large, Justin enjoys spreading the word on the region’s music potential and is actively involved in its positive evolution.

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Takazumi Hosaka

Takazumi Hosaka

Spincoaster

Takazumi Hosaka is the Editor-in-Chief of Spincoaster. Spincoaster curates cutting-edge music worldwide, introducing artists to Japanese audiences and Japanese musicians to the world.

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Grant Rindner

Grant Rindner

Clash Magazine

Grant Rindner is a music journalist in New York who has written for Dazed, Rolling Stone, and Complex. He primarily reports on regional music scenes, streaming, and also serves as a freelance editor for Pigeons & Planes.

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Ogden Payne

Ogden Payne

Forbes / For The Students

Ogden Payne is a contributing writer at Forbes.com documenting the business models of today’s top hip-hop artists, record labels, and digital streaming services. He has collaborated on articles with Chance the Rapper, Migos, and Dreamville Records, as well as industry professionals such as Dre London (Manager, Post Malone) and Chris Zarou (Manager, Logic & CEO, Visionary Music Group). In 2017, Payne founded For The Students, a company dedicated to bridging the gap between students and the music industry. Since its inception, For The Students has hosted live Q&As with top-tier music industry professionals at NYU, University of Maryland, the University of Texas, Florida State University and more.

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Ricardo Gomez

Ricardo Gomez

OCESA

Ricardo Gomez is an international talent buyer at OCESA. Ricardo Gomez participates in the music programming of Corona Capital and Corona Capital Guadalajara, while booking and promoting a wide number of shows across Mexico throughout the year.

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Lindsey Rhoades

Lindsey Rhoades

Audiofemme

Lindsey Rhoades is the founding Editor-In-Chief of AudioFemme. She has written for The Village Voice, Stereogum, Brooklyn Magazine, Impose, Complex, and others. You can often find her playing pinball in dive bars and laundromats around Brooklyn.

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Amelia Jenner

Amelia Jenner

FBi Radio

Amelia Jenner is FBi Radio’s Music Director and the third to be appointed since the station launched in 2003. Now in its 17th year, FBi Radio is an independent youth broadcaster dedicated to the music, arts & culture of Sydney. FBi Radio plays 50% Australian music, with half of that from Sydney. As Music Director, Amelia is responsible for shaping the sound of FBi Radio through music programming, interviews and all music-focused content on-air and online.

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Pau Cristòful Lozano

Pau Cristòful Lozano

Primavera Sound

Pau Cristòful Lozano is a dynamic and highly motivated person, and music and culture lover. Pau Cristòful Lozano has been organizing concerts and working as a music journalist since he was 14 years old. Pau Cristòful Lozano currently works as a Booking Agent at Primavera Sound, Nitsa Club and MUTEK Barcelona.

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David Sikorski

David Sikorski

EARMILK

A San Francisco-based music journalist with contributions featured in publications like Billboard Magazine, SPIN, The Daily Beast, and NME to name a few. He is also the Senior Editor at EARMILK.

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Andrew Sacher

Andrew Sacher

BrooklynVegan

Andrew Sacher has been writing about music at BrooklynVegan since 2010, but he’s been obsessing over it since hearing The Beach Boys at age 6. In addition to writing, he’s helped curate events and playlists. He has represented BrooklynVegan at SXSW for the past eight years, as well as at music festivals like Firefly and Lockn’, and on BBC Radio 1. He is currently a senior editor at BV and living in New York City.

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Robin Fulton

Robin Fulton

EARMILK

UK-based contributing writer with EARMILK covering an array of different genres of music and events.

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Lisa Wright

Lisa Wright

DIY Magazine

Lisa Wright is the Features Editor and Head of Live Bookings at DIY Magazine – a UK-based monthly music print title and website with an online reach of 1 million unique users/month. She has interviewed people including Paul McCartney, Iggy Pop and The 1975, and has booked festival stages at multiple events in the UK and USA.

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Naomi Pringle

Naomi Pringle

EARMILK

Seattle-based contributing writer with EARMILK, covering an array of different music genres and events.

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Justin Sweeting

Justin Sweeting

Clockenflap Festival

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Justin Sweeting has over eighteen years music industry experience, centered within Asia. Having established the pan-regional, cross media platform AMP (Asia’s Music Platform) for Channel [V], Justin went on to co-found Magnetic Asia as Music Director. Magnetic Asia operates festivals & events: Clockenflap, Sonar Hong Kong, YourMum, Ticketing; and offers further agency services to a broad reach of clients including digital marketing, PR, production and consultancy. Connecting the dots between Asia and the global industry at large, Justin enjoys spreading the word on the region’s music potential and is actively involved in its positive evolution.

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Aaron “Fresh” Knight

Aaron “Fresh” Knight

KUTX 98.9

Aaron “Fresh” Knight is a media personality, who is currently working as a radio personality for KUTX 98.9 in Austin, TX. He co-hosts Austin’s top Hip Hop and R&B radio show, The Breaks. Knight runs his own top rated music blog with, Fresh Prince of the ATX, and has done some freelance writing for various platforms. Knight is community oriented by speaking to the youth of Austin at various schools, as well as working with Boys and Girls Club of the Austin Area. In 2017, Knight along with his co-host Confucius Jones, was named “Blacks in Public Media You Should Know.”

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John Stein

John Stein

Spotify

John is the North America Team Lead for Spotify’s Music Culture & Editorial team. He’s been with the company since 2013, curating playlists and working on programming strategy. In his time at Spotify, John has curated playlists across almost every genre, mood, and moment, and more recently worked on developing playlists like POLLEN and Lorem. John attended Fordham University and lives in New York City.

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Takazumi Hosaka

Takazumi Hosaka

Spincoaster

Takazumi Hosaka is the Editor-in-Chief of Spincoaster. Spincoaster curates cutting-edge music worldwide, introducing artists to Japanese audiences and Japanese musicians to the world.

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Andy O’Connor

Andy O’Connor

Pitchfork

Andy O’Connor is a writer based in Austin, Texas. He covers metal, hardcore, noise, and other forms of non-music, with bylines in Pitchfork, Vice, the Austin American-Statesman, Decibel, Kerrang!, Bandcamp Daily, and more. When not damaging his ears and his well-being, you can find him vigorously breaking down Mountain Dew flavors, scouring the internet for bootleg shirts, or plotting to take down the El Arroyo sign.

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Jen Long

Jen Long

The Line of Best Fit

Jen Long has been working in music for over a decade. She presented BBC Introducing on Radio 1, was the voice of BBC Three, and presented festival coverage for the channel. After leaving the BBC, Jen worked at DICE as Music Editor before leaving to set up her own company Take Care Management (Aaron Porter, Mammút, Melissa Parmenter), also working alongside DEF (Austra) and Straight & Narrow (Eve Owen). Jen is Contributing Editor and Partnerships Director of The Line of Best Fit.

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Dylan Heneck

Dylan Heneck

Indie Shuffle

We believe humans are better than robots at discovering new music.

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John Stein

John Stein

Spotify

John is the North America Team Lead for Spotify’s Music Culture & Editorial team. He’s been with the company since 2013, curating playlists and working on programming strategy. In his time at Spotify, John has curated playlists across almost every genre, mood, and moment, and more recently worked on developing playlists like POLLEN and Lorem. John attended Fordham University and lives in New York City.

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Aaron “Fresh” Knight

Aaron “Fresh” Knight

KUTX 98.9

Aaron “Fresh” Knight is a media personality, who is currently working as a radio personality for KUTX 98.9 in Austin, TX. He co-hosts Austin’s top Hip Hop and R&B radio show, The Breaks. Knight runs his own top rated music blog with, Fresh Prince of the ATX, and has done some freelance writing for various platforms. Knight is community oriented by speaking to the youth of Austin at various schools, as well as working with Boys and Girls Club of the Austin Area. In 2017, Knight along with his co-host Confucius Jones, was named “Blacks in Public Media You Should Know.”

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Paul Bridgewater

Paul Bridgewater

The Line of Best Fit

Paul Bridgewater is Music Editor based in London for The Line of Best Fit.

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Francisco Gonçalves Silva

Francisco Gonçalves Silva

WOMEX – the World Music Expo

Francisco Gonçalves Silva is a Lisbon-born music journalist, copywriter and marketer with a background in music, tech and cultural/event management. Based in Berlin, he currently works as PR & Communications Manager for Piranha Arts, an independent creative company best known for organizing WOMEX — the World Music Expo — the most international music meeting in the world and the biggest conference of the global music scene.

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Andy O’Connor

Andy O’Connor

Pitchfork

Andy O’Connor is a writer based in Austin, Texas. He covers metal, hardcore, noise, and other forms of non-music, with bylines in Pitchfork, Vice, the Austin American-Statesman, Decibel, Kerrang!, Bandcamp Daily, and more. When not damaging his ears and his well-being, you can find him vigorously breaking down Mountain Dew flavors, scouring the internet for bootleg shirts, or plotting to take down the El Arroyo sign.

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Abbie McCarthy

Abbie McCarthy

BBC Music / Good Karma Club

Abbie McCarthy is a TV & Radio presenter. She currently presents BBC Music Introducing in Kent and can also be heard covering shows on BBC Radio 1, as well as hosting the popular music podcast, Live Lounge Uncovered, which brings listeners behind the scenes of the BBC’s home of live music. You can catch Abbie on your TV screens, via 4Music & The Box Network, hosting Boxfresh, a show that shines a spotlight on the biggest new artists on the planet. Abbie is also the mastermind behind Good Karma Club, a club night championing the best acts around. Previous acts to have played the night include The Amazons, Pale Waves and Tom Grennan.

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Ellen Johnson

Ellen Johnson

Paste Magazine

Ellen Johnson is a Paste music writer and editor based in Atlanta, Ga. She enjoys music of all kinds but especially cherishes folk, country and Americana, particularly made by southern artists. She graduated in 2018 from the University of Alabama, where she was on staff at both The Crimson White and Alice Magazine and hosted the school’s first Battle of the Bands against Ole Miss. She still cheers relentlessly for the Crimson Tide. When she’s not working, she’s probably attempting to learn the mandolin, tying to build cred on LetterBoxd or eating queso.

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Francisco Gonçalves Silva

Francisco Gonçalves Silva

WOMEX – the World Music Expo

Francisco Gonçalves Silva is a Lisbon-born music journalist, copywriter and marketer with a background in music, tech and cultural/event management. Based in Berlin, he currently works as PR & Communications Manager for Piranha Arts, an independent creative company best known for organizing WOMEX — the World Music Expo — the most international music meeting in the world and the biggest conference of the global music scene.

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Andy O’Connor

Andy O’Connor

Pitchfork

Andy O’Connor is a writer based in Austin, Texas. He covers metal, hardcore, noise, and other forms of non-music, with bylines in Pitchfork, Vice, the Austin American-Statesman, Decibel, Kerrang!, Bandcamp Daily, and more. When not damaging his ears and his well-being, you can find him vigorously breaking down Mountain Dew flavors, scouring the internet for bootleg shirts, or plotting to take down the El Arroyo sign.

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Ricardo Gomez

Ricardo Gomez

OCESA

Ricardo Gomez is an international talent buyer at OCESA. Ricardo Gomez participates in the music programming of Corona Capital and Corona Capital Guadalajara, while booking and promoting a wide number of shows across Mexico throughout the year.

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Paul Bridgewater

Paul Bridgewater

The Line of Best Fit

Paul Bridgewater is Music Editor based in London for The Line of Best Fit.

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Amelia Jenner

Amelia Jenner

FBi Radio

Amelia Jenner is FBi Radio’s Music Director and the third to be appointed since the station launched in 2003. Now in its 17th year, FBi Radio is an independent youth broadcaster dedicated to the music, arts & culture of Sydney. FBi Radio plays 50% Australian music, with half of that from Sydney. As Music Director, Amelia is responsible for shaping the sound of FBi Radio through music programming, interviews and all music-focused content on-air and online.

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Beca Arredondo

Beca Arredondo

We Are: The Guard

WeAreTheGuard.com Label/Music Filter. Real humans listening to 300+ songs daily to bring you the shiz. http://hive.co/l/weeklychart

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Nastassia Baroni

Nastassia Baroni

Music Feeds

Head of Content at Evolve Media Australia. Managing Editor of Music Feeds. Eurovision hopeful.

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Jacob Moore

Jacob Moore

Pigeons & Planes

Jacob Moore started Pigeons & Planes in his bedroom over 10 years ago. He loves music that pushes boundaries, and he still listens to song submissions every day.

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Matt Matasci

Matt Matasci

mxdwn

Matt has written and edited for mxdwn since 2015, the same year he began his music journalism career. Previously (and currently) a freelance copywriter, Matt graduated with a degree in Communications from California Lutheran University in 2008. Born on the Central Coast of California, Matt is currently a few hundred miles south along the 101 in the Los Angeles area.

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Aaron “Fresh” Knight

Aaron “Fresh” Knight

KUTX 98.9

Aaron “Fresh” Knight is a media personality, who is currently working as a radio personality for KUTX 98.9 in Austin, TX. He co-hosts Austin’s top Hip Hop and R&B radio show, The Breaks. Knight runs his own top rated music blog with, Fresh Prince of the ATX, and has done some freelance writing for various platforms. Knight is community oriented by speaking to the youth of Austin at various schools, as well as working with Boys and Girls Club of the Austin Area. In 2017, Knight along with his co-host Confucius Jones, was named “Blacks in Public Media You Should Know.”

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Grant Owens

Grant Owens

We Found New Music

We Found New Music (WFNM) is a music discovery and culture curation brand founded and developed by Grant Owens, who’s been instrumental in building artists careers. As a live showcase, content series, radio show, and blog, WFNM has been the first point of promotion for several of today’s top artists. With early interviews and in studio performances by the likes of Billie Eilish, Yungblud, Kim Petras, LAUV and Bishop Briggs, WFNM is widely regarded throughout the music industry as a trend defining brand, and Owens’ curation and personal taste has established him as a well respected oracle of the best upcoming pop, rock and R&B artists. WFNM has been presenting its popular showcases since 2014, converting to a weekly residency format in 2018. The nearly 1,000 attendees per month are treated to what is often the first ever LA live appearance by tomorrow’s buzzworthy talent, including Finneas, Allie X, Stephen Puth, HAMZAA, and Maddie Medley, as well as private invitation-only sets by major artists like Sigrid, Stephen Malkmus, & Yokelore. WFNM has also presented an official SXSW showcase in Austin for the past six years. More at WEFOUNDNEWMUSIC.COM.

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Cecilia Soojeong Yi

Cecilia Soojeong Yi

Zandari Festa

Cecilia Soojeong Yi is the executive manager for Zandari Festa, Korea’s premier independent and international showcase festival. In 2018, she co-founded “DMZ Peace Train Music Festival”, taking charge of booking and international relationships.

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Kenan Draughorne

Kenan Draughorne

DJBooth

Kenan Draughorne is a freelance music writer based in Los Angeles. His work has appeared on sites such as DJBooth, HipHopDX, and Ones to Watch. He also serves as editor-in-chief of SLAP (See LA Prosper), a platform dedicated to showcasing all the rising talent currently making waves in the LAnd.

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Alexandra Berenson

Alexandra Berenson

Vinyl Me, Please

Alex Berenson is the Head of A&R for Vinyl Me, Please and oversees curation across the brand, as well as runs the emerging and developing artist program, VMP Rising. She currently resides in New York City.

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Lindsey Rhoades

Lindsey Rhoades

Audiofemme

Lindsey Rhoades is the founding Editor-In-Chief of AudioFemme. She has written for The Village Voice, Stereogum, Brooklyn Magazine, Impose, Complex, and others. You can often find her playing pinball in dive bars and laundromats around Brooklyn.

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Lindsey Rhoades

Lindsey Rhoades

Audiofemme

Lindsey Rhoades is the founding Editor-In-Chief of AudioFemme. She has written for The Village Voice, Stereogum, Brooklyn Magazine, Impose, Complex, and others. You can often find her playing pinball in dive bars and laundromats around Brooklyn.

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Brandon Stosuy

Brandon Stosuy

The Creative Independent

Brandon Stosuy is the Co-founder and Editor in Chief of The Creative Independent, the co-founder of the annual Basilica Soundscape festival in Hudson, NY, the co-founder of NYC’s ongoing Tinnitus Music Series, and has been a Music Curator at the Broad Museum in Los Angeles and at MoMA PS1 in NYC. He co-founded Zone 6 Artist Management with his friend Caleb Braaten, founder of Sacred Bones Records. Together they manage Circuit des Yeux, Girlpool, Hether Fortune, Jess Williamson, Kinlaw, Lydia Ainsworth, Moor Mother, Purple Pilgrims, Zola Jesus and co-curate Zone 6 Gallery in Ridgewood, Queens. For the past several years Stosuy and the visual artist Matthew Barney have collaborated on a series of live events, objects, and print publications related to their Long Island City performance space, REMAINS. (They’re currently at work on a book about the space.) His anthology, Up is Up, But So Is Down: New York’s Downtown Literary Scene, 1974-1992, was published by NYU Press in 2006. He is also the author of two children’s books: Music Is (2016) and We Are Music (2018) and is at work on a three-book series about work/life balance, inspiration, and failure. The first installment is out Fall 2020 on Abrams.

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Lisa Wright

Lisa Wright

DIY Magazine

Lisa Wright is the Features Editor and Head of Live Bookings at DIY Magazine – a UK-based monthly music print title and website with an online reach of 1 million unique users/month. She has interviewed people including Paul McCartney, Iggy Pop and The 1975, and has booked festival stages at multiple events in the UK and USA.

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Chuck Ramos

Chuck Ramos

Lyrical Lemonade

Chuck Ramos is passionate music listener and fan that is constantly searching for new artist with eclectic sounds and styles. Chuck Ramos’ time as a writer has afforded him incredible opportunities in working alongside some truly talented individuals whose name’s will undoubtedly be remembered forever.

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Andy O’Connor

Andy O’Connor

Pitchfork

Andy O’Connor is a writer based in Austin, Texas. He covers metal, hardcore, noise, and other forms of non-music, with bylines in Pitchfork, Vice, the Austin American-Statesman, Decibel, Kerrang!, Bandcamp Daily, and more. When not damaging his ears and his well-being, you can find him vigorously breaking down Mountain Dew flavors, scouring the internet for bootleg shirts, or plotting to take down the El Arroyo sign.

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Ogden Payne

Ogden Payne

Forbes / For The Students

Ogden Payne is a contributing writer at Forbes.com documenting the business models of today’s top hip-hop artists, record labels, and digital streaming services. He has collaborated on articles with Chance the Rapper, Migos, and Dreamville Records, as well as industry professionals such as Dre London (Manager, Post Malone) and Chris Zarou (Manager, Logic & CEO, Visionary Music Group). In 2017, Payne founded For The Students, a company dedicated to bridging the gap between students and the music industry. Since its inception, For The Students has hosted live Q&As with top-tier music industry professionals at NYU, University of Maryland, the University of Texas, Florida State University and more.

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Oscar Adame Galeano

Oscar Adame Galeano

WARP Magazine

Oscar Adame is a 23 year old music journalist based in Mexico City. Today he works as the Music Editor in Chief of WARP Magazine, one of the most well known specialized media outlets in Latin America. Oscar Adame has published interviews with artists such as Gorillaz, Rosalía, Billie Eilish, The National, Björk and more. Currently, he is working with one clear objective: to eliminate classist prejudices against reggaeton music.

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Ricardo Gomez

Ricardo Gomez

OCESA

Ricardo Gomez is an international talent buyer at OCESA. Ricardo Gomez participates in the music programming of Corona Capital and Corona Capital Guadalajara, while booking and promoting a wide number of shows across Mexico throughout the year.

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Valeria Kolomiets

Valeria Kolomiets

EARMILK

Canada-based staff writer with EARMILK covering an array of different music genres and events.

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Abbie McCarthy

Abbie McCarthy

BBC Music / Good Karma Club

Abbie McCarthy is a TV & Radio presenter. She currently presents BBC Music Introducing in Kent and can also be heard covering shows on BBC Radio 1, as well as hosting the popular music podcast, Live Lounge Uncovered, which brings listeners behind the scenes of the BBC’s home of live music. You can catch Abbie on your TV screens, via 4Music & The Box Network, hosting Boxfresh, a show that shines a spotlight on the biggest new artists on the planet. Abbie is also the mastermind behind Good Karma Club, a club night championing the best acts around. Previous acts to have played the night include The Amazons, Pale Waves and Tom Grennan.

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Brandon Stosuy

Brandon Stosuy

The Creative Independent

Brandon Stosuy is the Co-founder and Editor in Chief of The Creative Independent, the co-founder of the annual Basilica Soundscape festival in Hudson, NY, the co-founder of NYC’s ongoing Tinnitus Music Series, and has been a Music Curator at the Broad Museum in Los Angeles and at MoMA PS1 in NYC. He co-founded Zone 6 Artist Management with his friend Caleb Braaten, founder of Sacred Bones Records. Together they manage Circuit des Yeux, Girlpool, Hether Fortune, Jess Williamson, Kinlaw, Lydia Ainsworth, Moor Mother, Purple Pilgrims, Zola Jesus and co-curate Zone 6 Gallery in Ridgewood, Queens. For the past several years Stosuy and the visual artist Matthew Barney have collaborated on a series of live events, objects, and print publications related to their Long Island City performance space, REMAINS. (They’re currently at work on a book about the space.) His anthology, Up is Up, But So Is Down: New York’s Downtown Literary Scene, 1974-1992, was published by NYU Press in 2006. He is also the author of two children’s books: Music Is (2016) and We Are Music (2018) and is at work on a three-book series about work/life balance, inspiration, and failure. The first installment is out Fall 2020 on Abrams.

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Aaron Grech

Aaron Grech

mxdwn

Writer of tune news, spinner of records and reader of your favorite author’s favorite author. Give me the space and I’ll fill it with sounds. Jazz, funk, experimental, hip-hop, indietronica, ambient, IDM, 90’s house, and most forms of techno.

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Grant Rindner

Grant Rindner

Clash Magazine

Grant Rindner is a music journalist in New York who has written for Dazed, Rolling Stone, and Complex. He primarily reports on regional music scenes, streaming, and also serves as a freelance editor for Pigeons & Planes.

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Alt Citizen

Alt Citizen

Alt Citizen

Alt Citizen is a New York and LA-based music and culture blog, zine, and event promoter.

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Alt Citizen

Alt Citizen

Alt Citizen

Alt Citizen is a New York and LA-based music and culture blog, zine, and event promoter.

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Grant Owens

Grant Owens

We Found New Music

We Found New Music (WFNM) is a music discovery and culture curation brand founded and developed by Grant Owens, who’s been instrumental in building artists careers. As a live showcase, content series, radio show, and blog, WFNM has been the first point of promotion for several of today’s top artists. With early interviews and in studio performances by the likes of Billie Eilish, Yungblud, Kim Petras, LAUV and Bishop Briggs, WFNM is widely regarded throughout the music industry as a trend defining brand, and Owens’ curation and personal taste has established him as a well respected oracle of the best upcoming pop, rock and R&B artists. WFNM has been presenting its popular showcases since 2014, converting to a weekly residency format in 2018. The nearly 1,000 attendees per month are treated to what is often the first ever LA live appearance by tomorrow’s buzzworthy talent, including Finneas, Allie X, Stephen Puth, HAMZAA, and Maddie Medley, as well as private invitation-only sets by major artists like Sigrid, Stephen Malkmus, & Yokelore. WFNM has also presented an official SXSW showcase in Austin for the past six years. More at WEFOUNDNEWMUSIC.COM.

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Pau Cristòful Lozano

Pau Cristòful Lozano

Primavera Sound

Pau Cristòful Lozano is a dynamic and highly motivated person, and music and culture lover. Pau Cristòful Lozano has been organizing concerts and working as a music journalist since he was 14 years old. Pau Cristòful Lozano currently works as a Booking Agent at Primavera Sound, Nitsa Club and MUTEK Barcelona.

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Cecilia Soojeong Yi

Cecilia Soojeong Yi

Zandari Festa

Cecilia Soojeong Yi is the executive manager for Zandari Festa, Korea’s premier independent and international showcase festival. In 2018, she co-founded “DMZ Peace Train Music Festival”, taking charge of booking and international relationships.

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Ellen Johnson

Ellen Johnson

Paste Magazine

Ellen Johnson is a Paste music writer and editor based in Atlanta, Ga. She enjoys music of all kinds but especially cherishes folk, country and Americana, particularly made by southern artists. She graduated in 2018 from the University of Alabama, where she was on staff at both The Crimson White and Alice Magazine and hosted the school’s first Battle of the Bands against Ole Miss. She still cheers relentlessly for the Crimson Tide. When she’s not working, she’s probably attempting to learn the mandolin, tying to build cred on LetterBoxd or eating queso.

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Kenan Draughorne

Kenan Draughorne

DJBooth

Kenan Draughorne is a freelance music writer based in Los Angeles. His work has appeared on sites such as DJBooth, HipHopDX, and Ones to Watch. He also serves as editor-in-chief of SLAP (See LA Prosper), a platform dedicated to showcasing all the rising talent currently making waves in the LAnd.

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Elena Childers

Elena Childers

BTRtoday/ Alt Citizen

Elena Childers was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA by a punk rock drummer from the mountains of Kentucky and a rebellious scientist from the capital of Chile. Now living in Brooklyn, NY, she’s a rebel with no cause needed and a podcast host/ music journalist for BTRtoday and Alt Citizen. Catch her backstage at all the coolest underground shows in NYC.

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Chuck Ramos

Chuck Ramos

Lyrical Lemonade

Chuck Ramos is passionate music listener and fan that is constantly searching for new artist with eclectic sounds and styles. Chuck Ramos’ time as a writer has afforded him incredible opportunities in working alongside some truly talented individuals whose name’s will undoubtedly be remembered forever.

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Matt Wilkinson

Matt Wilkinson

Apple Music’s Beats 1

Matt Wilkinson made his name as New Music Editor of NME where he reported on artists who were changing the way we listened. Matt continues mining the best new music, chronicling the whole of the UK scene, and telling the stories behind the songs of the day. Listen to Matt’s Apple Music show live for free or on-demand Mondays-Fridays at apple.co/B1_Matt.

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