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Hi there!

I'm Cherie Hu.

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I'm an award-winning journalist, researcher, and founder who has been covering the nexus of music, technology, and business for over seven years.


I founded Water & Music, a research and intelligence network for the new music business. Our mission is to make the music industry more innovative, cooperative, and transparent, through a social and collaborative approach to knowledge exchange. Day-to-day, I oversee editorial and Web3 strategy for W&M — guiding the community's collective voice on key industry issues, as well as the technical rails on which their work is credited and compensated. I am thrilled at the opportunity to push the boundaries of creativity, and to help people better understand the world and their place within it.

I'm also a seasoned freelance writer. Since 2015, I've penned hundreds of articles for the likes of Billboard, Forbes, NPR Music, Columbia Journalism Review, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Music Business Worldwide, Variety, and DJ MagI've spoken as an expert commentator on CNBC and SiriusXM Volume; as a guest lecturer at institutions like Harvard University, New York University, Northeastern University and Berklee Valencia; and as a moderator, panelist, and keynoter at over 40 conferences around the world.

In my free time, I love dancing (especially house and hip-hop), playing piano, going to modern art museums, and eating good food.

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