Water & Music
... is an independent newsletter and paid membership community dedicated to unpacking the fine print of innovation in the music business. The newsletter reaches nearly 10,000 free subscribers and 900 paying members across the worlds of music, film, fashion, advertising, gaming, investment banking, venture capital and more, and was recently featured on Patreon's blog.
Unlike most legacy trade publications, we focus on breaking perspectives, not just news. Our editorial guarantee is that each story we publish provides readers with an eye-opening angle on the future of the music business, backed by original reporting and analysis that you won't find elsewhere.
I and a network of talented freelance writers have consistently been early to analyze, report on and critique key trends impacting the music business today, including but not limited to:
If you're interested in helping to shape the future of independent music-industry media, you can either support me or work with me. I'm currently hiring two weekly columnists for Water & Music, which you can learn more about and apply for by clicking here. I also accept freelance pitches on a rolling basis, which you can submit by clicking here.
At one point, I ran an interview podcast under the Water & Music umbrella featuring advanced conversations with music-industry innovators and entrepreneurs, which is still available on all major podcast listening platforms. I hope to return to it soon.