uDiscoverMusic.com takes an in-depth look at some of the most influential music in the world – and the artists that created it. Full of news, reviews, features, videos, curated playlists and quizzes, it’s an essential home for fans of all types of music. Among its contributors, the site has a team of respected authors and journalists who are passionate about what they do, with decades’ worth of experience in print, online, radio and TV journalism.
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Jim Allen has contributed to print and online outlets including Billboard, NPR Music, MOJO, Uncut, RollingStone.com, MTV.com, Bandcamp Daily, Reverb.com, and many more. He’s written liner notes for reissues by everyone from Bob Seger to Emerson, Lake & Palmer, and is a singer/songwriter in the bands Lazy Lions and The Ramblin’ Kind as well as a solo artist.
With many years’ experience in the industry, Sam is a self-confessed music nerd – “a fan first, a writer second”. Seeing nothing wrong with listening to The Beatles one minute, and Megadeth the next, for Sam, music is a never-ending voyage of uDiscovery.
Currently based in London but born and raised in the South West, Jamie has written about music for the best part of a decade, having previously worked in both the health service and educational institutions. Consequently, he owns scrubs with his name embroidered on them, corduroy trousers and far too many records.
A screenwriter and culture critic living in Los Angeles, Patrick has one cat and appears on the podcasts Late Fees and The Cable Box for RNC radio.
A former culture editor of The Telegraph, where he was also a music critic, columnist and interviewer, Chilton has also edited books on jazz and a partwork magazine on the history of rock. He has chaired talks with musicians at major festivals and was also once a roadie on George Melly’s tour of China in the 80s.
Was the reviews editor of Record Collector magazine for ten years. His work has appeared in a number of publications, including Music Week, Metal Hammer, the NME and Uncut, and has written a number of books, including two on Prince: Life And Times and Chaos, Disorder And Revolution. Beck once claimed that their interview “inspired him to go back into the studio”, which means he can die happy.
Mark Elliott has an interest in pop that’s bordering on the obsessive. Including a complete run of Madonna and Pet Shop boys releases, he’s amassed a huge collection of 15,000 records and almost as much music memorabilia. When he wasn’t out buying more, you’d find him publishing magazines such as Time Out, Empire and The Face, and, in more recent times, writing books. The next one’s on Stock Aitken Waterman. Inevitably.
Writer of many books on rock, pop, the blues, jazz and more. Producer of reissues and box sets, writer of sleevenotes and broadcaster. Richard’s boundless passion for music made him one of the most knowledgeable experts in the field. Co-founder and former editor-in-chief of uDiscover Music, he sadly passed away in 2017 and is sorely missed.
A freelance writer and editor living in Brooklyn, Ilana has written for Rolling Stone, NPR, Billboard, Refinery29 and more.
Ian McCann is the former editor of Record Collector magazine. He has written for the Financial Times, Telegraph, Independent, The Times, NME and Q, and was a regular reporter on BBC Radio 1 during the 90s. He is a crazed vinyl collector, specialising in reggae, soul, jazz and… everything else. He has more than 300 credits on albums; they have made him rich enough to be able to afford a lottery ticket every week.
Paul McGuinness is a music and history journalist based in England. Paul has interviewed legendary musicians from around the world, and travelled to experience the music he loves in its natural settings. He’s stood in awe at doo-wopers busking on a street corner in Greenwich Village; sat in with the band at a late-night juke joint in Mississippi; supped cocktails in the shade listening to salsa music in a Havana courtyard; and performed at a festival on a remote Hebridean island. He is the editor of History Revealed magazine.
Brett is a music writer and author of Vinyl Junkies: Adventures in Record Collecting (St Martins, 2003) and Don’t All Thank Me at Once: The Lost Pop Genius of Scott Miller (125 Press, 2013). He has been a publicist at Rhino Records and an editor at OffBeat magazine in New Orleans. He currently writes weekly in the Boston Herald.
The heath correspondent for a UK press agency, Reggie has a particular interest in neurology and finds that a love of Jamaican music provides “the perfect escape from doom and gloom stories about the NHS”.
Jacob is a sentient flannel shirt and freelance journalist from the Pacific Northwest. Words for Consequence of Sound and Treblezine, in addition to uDiscover Music. If you see him, say hello.
Initially a staff writer with Sounds, one of the UK’s three major rock weeklies during the 80s and 90s. He has since contributed to Irish rock paper Hot Press, edited online publication Whisperin’ And Hollerin’, and co-wrote The Rhythm & The Tide, the story of the early years of seminal Liverpool cult band The La’s.
Writer-broadcaster who contributes to The Sunday Times, Billboard, Music Week and many other titles, and presents and produces shows for BBC Radio 2, Virgin Atlantic and Emirates. Is partial to everyone from James Brown to James Taylor.
LA-based music writer/editor with a passion for vinyl and vocal runs. Specialised in profiles and covered international music scenes for MTV, among others.
Ever since bluffing his way through his first interview with a band in college, Jeff Terich has been feeding his voracious appetite for music, both old and new, the best way he knows how: writing about it. He’s the founder of the website Treble, recently wrote the music column The Setlist for San Diego Magazine, and has contributed to American Songwriter, Bandcamp Daily, Kerrang!, Stereogum, San Diego CityBeat and the San Diego Union-Tribune. He lives in San Diego with his wife, two cats and a rapidly expanding vinyl collection.
A lover of 60s girl groups and female-fronted soul and pop records, Hannah can be found wittering on about them anywhere that will let her.
When his attempts to become a New Romantic pop god were thwarted, Charles Waring gave up playing music and began writing about it instead. He got his first break at Blues & Soul magazine in the 90s but has spent the last decade and a half writing mainly about jazz for Mojo and Record Collector. He has also curated many compilations and to date has worked on over 300 sleevenote projects. When he’s not writing, he can be found cruising seedy backstreets looking for record shops to satisfy his vinyl fetish.