Thursday, May 18, 2006

A New Writing Gig

I'm about to sign a contract to work with All Music Guide, a wonderful Internet music resource. I check allmusic.com almost daily because it's an exhaustive and highly reliable database of musical information. If I'm looking for a band's biography, or trying to track down who played the theremin on some sixties psychedelic freakout, or checking a singer/songwriter's discography, or simply looking for informed opinions about a particular album, allmusic.com is invariably where I go. Many of my favorite music critics already reside there, and I'm honored to be in their midst. I'll be writing as many reviews of new albums as the fulltime job, Paste, and other commitments permit.

10 comments:

bd said...

congrats on the new gig. I look forward to reading your work.

John McCollum said...

Sweet!

mg said...

i hope this doesn't mean fewer blog posts!

i think it is obvious the God has given you a real gift in writing, but i just thought i would state it for the record here. i truly enjoy reading your stuff whether it be blog thoughts or music reviews.

congrats

Scott Sloan said...

Andy, congrats!!! I will be checking them out for your insight on memorable artists

e said...

does this mean no paste, or (gasp) both?

Andy Whitman said...

e: It means both.

Brother-in-law Bill said...

Congratulations, Andy. I'm glad you're getting this well-deserved recognition from your peers.

teddy dellesky said...

nice! allmusic is one of my faves as well. great source of musical information. kudos to you andy.

Josh Hurst said...

Andy, this is fantastic news. AMG is my one-stop-shop for music information and reviews as well, and it sounds like it's about to get even better. Any site where I can find reviews by you, Stephen Thomas Erlewine, and Thom Jurek... well, gee, how can Pitchfork possibly stack up against THAT lineup?

Anders said...

I'm super excited. I've been an allmusic.com fan for as long as I've had the Internet. Fantastic.