In April 2016, I wrote, researched and presented a documentary for BBC Radio 4 about dropping out of university. In March 2017, I made another one about why gender and pop go hand in hand. I'm also a regular guest on BBC Radio 6 Music, Monocle Radio, and BBC Radio Scotland, where they sometimes ask me to talk about topical news items for reasons I don't really understand but am happy to go along with. I once did Woman's Hour from a cupboard at BBC Cornwall. I have "opinions" and won't swear on air.
Copywriting + bios
I've written lots of bios for major label pop stars and indie acts alike, and my rates vary accordingly. I can send examples on request. I also do copywriting for some big #brands that I am not at liberty to talk about here, but I can discuss on email if you want to engage my "services". I can also media-train your band via an effective interview runaround + feedback session.
My agent is Becky Thomas at Johnson & Alcock. That sounds fancier than it is because I haven't written a book yet or frankly even got an idea that I'm happy with, but one day. Maybe you have an idea for me, or want me to contribute to an anthology (like this one, for which I'm writing a few essays).
Lectures, workshops + public speaking
I've lectured and given workshops at Leeds College of Music, Hackney Citizen's music journalism bootcamp, Southampton Solent, UCA and Newcastle's New Writing North. I love working with teenagers and students and showing them ways into an industry that can seem mysterious if you don't have connections. I've done many on-stage interviews, at the Tate Modern and various festivals, among others. I've also presented papers at the EMP Pop Conference (where I'm on the committee in 2017), and regularly appear on panels to discuss various issues/play devil's advocate to old men from the ~golden age~ of music journalism. (Spoiler alert: There is no golden age. Or there is, and it's now, not 1977.)