Hi there!

I'm Cherie Hu.

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


I run Water & Music, an independent newsletter and paid membership community dedicated to unpacking the fine print of innovation in the music business. I'm also a seasoned freelance writer with bylines in Billboard, Forbes, NPR Music, Columbia Journalism Review, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Music Business Worldwide, Variety, DJ Mag and many other publications.


I've spoken as an expert commentator on CNBC, CGTN America 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 or keynoter at over 30 conferences around the world.

I'm currently working on a book for Bloomsbury Academic about the parallels between independent music careers and tech entrepreneurship.