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nDash Writer Profile for Harley Brown



About Me

For over a decade and under tight deadlines I've worked as an editor, writer and reporter (both freelance and full-time). My work has appeared in New York Magazine, Rolling Stone, NPR Music, Billboard The Guardian, and elsewhere. Although music journalism has been a constant throughout my career, I have worn many hats, from business reporter to feature writer and editor to ghostwriter. I have a Masters in cultural criticism from NYU and I am attaining my MFA in fiction and nonfiction writing from the Bennington Writing Seminars. My skill set includes audio storytelling through radio production, hosting, and music curation; I'm fluent in Logic Pro, Wordpress, Adobe InCopy, and Microsoft Word. A curious and driven self-starter with great ideas who works just as productively on my own as I do in collaborative environments, I am currently seeking part-time or contract work that challenges me creatively, and allows me to tell the stories of others in audio or written formats.

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My Writing Samples

Immersive tech helps bring art and audience closer together at Coachella

Festivalgoers discover new ways to connect through creative and interactive experiences.


Why Carl Craig at Dia:Beacon is a Groundbreaking Moment for American Art Institutions

Normally siloed by stateside visual art gatekeepers, techno takes a step into high culture.


“Eco Grime” Artists Blend Natural Sounds & Electronics to Depict a Polluted World

Artists responsible for creating club-oriented music with a wary eye toward the slow but steady destruction of the environment have come up with a name for the genre: “eco grime.”



Freelance Writer and Editor

Writer for the Red Bull Music Academy Daily, Billboard, Bandcamp, Pitchfork, New York Magazine, The Guardian, FADER, Stereogum, NPR Music, VICE, The Village Voice, Victory Journal, and more. I have also written editorial for brands including HP and Activision.

Company: Self

I worked there from 8/2009 until now

Radio Host and Producer

● At CityFM on WENY TV I pitched and conducted interviews with New York City-based artists and then edited those interviews into audio clips ● At Red Bull Radio I produced various artist-hosted and special shows and guest-hosted daily show Peak Time on Red Bull Radio

Company: Freelance

I worked there from 7/2018 until now

Radio Producer

● Helmed some of the platform’s highest-performing monthly radio shows; guest-host Red Bull Radio’s daily show, Peak Time, as needed ● Hosted many radio specials and interviews during RBMA festivals and national pop-ups; launched our Live from Detroit series and one of our most popular shows, Awful Records ● Booked marquee, legacy and underground artists for radio appearances and interviews ● Edited interviews and audio clips using Logic Pro

Company: Red Bull Music Academy

I worked there from 4/2016 until 7/2018

Assistant Editor

● Managed SPIN’s internship program, coordinated freelancers and organized the budget, and oversaw publication of high-impact editorial features ● Wrote track and album reviews, breaking news stories, op-ed/second-day pieces, in-depth artist spotlights and investigative reports ● Edited feature-length reported pieces and shorter articles by staff, freelancers and interns

Company: SPIN

I worked there from 4/2015 until 4/2016

Contributing Editor and Staff Writer

● Wrote breaking business stories for the magazines’ Topline news section and Billboard.biz, as well as profiles and critical analyses for feature section ● Posted breaking news and press releases; edited feature-length essays and reported articles from writers/contributors both online and using Adobe InCopy ● Featured major-label artists and management, covered industry events for the site's Backbeat column

Company: Billboard

I worked there from 5/2012 until 4/2015

Contributing Editor/Writer

● Implemented major editorial projects; archived and meticulously copy-edited historical cover stories and other features for important music anniversaries ● Reviewed concerts; posted news, premiered songs; interviewed musicians

Company: Rolling Stone

I worked there from 6/2013 until 7/2014

Content I Write