My work focuses on the management and production of creative projects. I’ve spent the majority of my time in and around the music industry, hence the portrait above. The best way to get in touch is by emailing me via this link.
In 2001, I co-founded Brassland, a record label that documents the work of a growing community of musicians, including The National and composer Nico Muhly. (They are the most famous ones.) I still run Brassland, along with managing the artists !!!, Ian Axel and Alexi Murdoch (co-managed with Nettwerk). I serve on the board of directors of two non-profits, the Yale Broadcasting Company (info here & here) and Manhattan New Music Project, a music & education non-profit that sends working artists into New York City schools.
Previously I’ve served as general manager at Cantaloupe Music (a contemporary classical label owned by Bang on a Can), managed the band Dirty Projectors, taught in New York University’s graduate journalism program, produced projects for new media design firm Funny Garbage, and written for Faith Popcorn’s BrainReserve.
I used to write frequently for print publications (LA Weekly, the New York Times, the New Yorker, Los Angeles Times). You can see that work at my secondary archive site. Recently I’ve done that less so, instead devoting time to investigating interactive platforms (i.e. this blog, Soundcloud, Twitter, Stanford University’s Arcade project, and various other internet ramblings).
I am always interested in taking on interesting consulting projects and freelance work, such as a recent, two year stint advising UK-based music company All Tomorrow’s Parties about their entrance into the US concert and record market.
I live in New York City and on the internet and try to spend a lot of time away from both.
Date of Birth: 01/24/1975
b. White Plains, New York
B.A. in History from Yale University, New Haven, CT
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