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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

Posted by Alec Hanley Bemis


  1. On 2009-7-3 Farnoosh said:

    Incorporate French Toast! Avoid the tragic! Follow your nose!

  2. On 2010-3-30 MTV Iggy said:


    Our favorite hip-hop geeks Das Racist have dropped their first mixtape, cheekily titled Shut Up, Dude.

    Released in anticipation of their new album, it’s a mix that spans the stoner duo’s short career — from the track that vaunted them into fame, “Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell”; to the ode to growing up Indian American in Queens, “Ek Shaneesh”; and the lyrically-confounding “Rainbow in the Dark.”

    The mixtape was a collaboration with the Brooklyn-based clothing line, Mishka … which is important only when you realize that maybe these a$$holes will start dressing better. Honestly, have you ever seen a mixtape whose cover sports such slouchy outfits?

    Check out this sneak peak exclusively on our website:

    Feel free to share our content with your viewers, or contact us for more info!

  3. On 2010-5-7 Kate Flaherty said:

    Like your musings on music. I’m a listener not a player or producer, but I think you’d like the new album coming out soon by Biirdie (this fall I think?). They’re on Facebook and MySpace.

  4. On 2010-5-12 Quintín said:

    All I know is that The National is our (my wife and I) favorite band. They rock and soul wearing long red socks and red shoes… Plus my daughter’s name is Violeta, so we are bound for life now.

  5. On 2011-1-6 Edward Segel said:

    Check out my infographic showing Pitchfork’s album reviews for 2010. Any chance you can post it to your site?

    Already getting PRESS
    AV Club!
    New York Magazine!
    and lots others…


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