Contact Us

Below are listed the staff members and contributors of the Music News group. NOTE – Please do NOT “mass contact” us with your inquiries. You can email Dan and he will make sure the appropriate staff member is contacted with your inquiry.

Administration:

 

Dan Harr – Publisher / Owner / Photographer / Writer

Dan started Music News Atlanta in 2004 as a means to communicate his performance schedule and those of his friends.  As the newsletter grew, Dan converted it into a full-blown website with information on the Music Industry in and out of Nashville.  Along with being the Publisher and Owner of MNN, Dan is an accomplished guitarist and singer/songwriter, having performed with some A-list musicians and artists over the years.  But his creativity doesn’t stop there.  Dan is also a professional photographer, covering concerts and events not only for MNN but for a national wire service, having publishing credits in major U.S. and International magazines and newspapers.

To email Dan, CLICK HERE. To see Dan’s photography, visit his photo website at Atlanta Hot Shots. Also, please feel free to “Friend” Dan on Facebook.


Jaimie Ward – Editor

Calling the Detroit, MI area home, you have to enjoy music. Jaimie grew up playing several instruments in bands up through her freshman year of college. Giving up the instruments for the writer’s pen, she set her major to Journalism with a minor in photography. Still not feeling complete, she changed her course again to something more creatively challenging and earned her degree in Graphic Design and Web Design and started her own business, JW Digital Studios. Utilizing her skills in graphic & web design and photography, she is able to supply complete marketing solutions for every kind of client, but focusing mainly on the music industry, where her original love began. As a voting member of the Detroit Music Foundation, Jaimie currently manages several clients within Michigan and Nashville as well as helping to maintain Music News Atlanta.

Visit Jaimie’s website at www.jwdigitalstudios.com


Janet Goodman – Reviews

Songwriter and journalist Janet Goodman has been happily immersed in the country music scene since the late 90’s. As a regular contributor to MNN and The 9513, she has reviewed hundreds of recordings and has interviewed industry movers and shakers, such as Simon Cowell, Bob DiPiero, Raul Malo, Lori McKenna and Eddie Montgomery.

You can follow Janet on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and ReverbNation: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=518534307 www.myspace.com/janetgoodmanmusic http://twitter.com/#!/WoofTwang http://www.reverbnation.com/#!/janetbookgoodman


Contributors:

 

Robert Kinsler – Writer/Reviewer

Robert Kinsler is an award-winning music writer based in Orange County, California. A long-time contributor to The Orange County Register and Desert Star Weekly, he is also the co-host of the popular album review series “Music Worth Buying”. He can be reached via email and you can follow him on Twitter.

Rocket – Concert Reviews

Rocker chick and all-around head basher Rocket covers concerts in Atlanta and tells it like it is. She’s not afraid to trash a band when they suck, but definitely likes to give them kudos when they impress her with their talents. Born and raised in Chicago to a former Radio City Music Hall Rockette and one of the organizers of the original Woodstock music festival, Rocket has the musical industry genes running through her blood to give her the right credentials to back up what she has to say about bands in concert. You can email Rocket or visit her website here.

The Happy Blog – Articles/Reviews/News

We would like to thank The Happy Blog for contributing articles, CD reviews, interviews and news from Australia to Music News. Their numerous writers and reviewers provide a great insight into the music scene down under and allow us to expose it to our American and European audience. Make sure to visit The Happy Blog’s website for more.


Iain Patience – Writer / Photos

Iain Patience is a Scot, graduate in firstly, Anthropology followed by Law and post-grad Law. General journalist / features writer with UK national daily broadsheet, The Daily Telegraph; contributor to The Sunday Times (UK); BBC national Radio and TV; guitar player for almost 40 years, so strong musical interests that lead to music journalism. Currently work with English language music titles (print & online) across three continents from Canada/USA to UK and Australia, with bias towards blues/soul & country/Americana. Also regular contributor, festival and CD reviews plus feature articles, with titles in Sweden; Germany; Netherlands and France. Currently based in France. You can contact Iain via email HERE.


Chuck Schultz – Writer / Photos

Chuck Schultz, with over 20 years experience in the music industry, has contributed to such outlets as Country Weekly, American Songwriter, Magazine of Country Music, Maverick Magazine (UK), Country Aircheck and more. Chuck is also versed in jazz with his work at All About Jazz, Jazz Times and Downbeat. Chuck is currently working with CKKI in Montreal Quebec as Promotions Director as well as having a one hour show on the weekend. You can contact Chuck via email HERE.


Dave Isaacs – Articles

Nashville-based Dave Isaacs is a dynamic performer with an electric presence and a craftsman’s touch….a master musician and world-class guitarist of exceptional versatility, taste, and soul. He has released six independent CDs and played countless gigs across the country, from dive bars to festival stages and concert halls. Dave has built a reputation one of Nashville’s top guitar teachers and maintains a busy private studio on Music Row, helping songwriters and aspiring artists develop and hone their musical skills and artistic identity. He is a regular member of the workshop faculty for the Nashville Songwriters Association’s annual Songposium conference and is an active mentor in NSAI’s Pros On The Road program. In the formal academic realm, Dave holds faculty positions at Tennessee State University and the Art Institute of Tennessee – Nashville. He is a regular contributor to the Nashville Muse, Songwriters E-Tip, and Dream Row online magazines, and the founder and artistic director of TSU’s annual Guitar Summit.

Visit Dave’s website at www.daveisaacs.com


Ken Lackner – Photographer/Reviewer

Ken is a local music enthusiast and concert photographer in Atlanta. The former led to the latter when Ken began photographing small shows for the fun of it and for his friends’ bands. One thing led to another, and soon he began covering shows large and small for various Atlanta-based publications. He has expanded his photography skills to include band portraits and weddings. By trade, Ken is a projection and sound engineer for a major cinema circuit, and travels the South East servicing and repairing theater equipment. In addition to photography and concerts, in his spare time Ken enjoys riding his road and mountain bikes and collecting vintage razors.Visit Ken’s website at www.kenlacknerphotography.com. You can also like him on Facebook.

Michael Rampa – Articles/Reviews

Founder of High Octane Music Media, Michael is a regular contributor to a variety of music publications across all genres. His interviews have included some of the industry’s highest profile artists, including Martina McBride, American Idol winner Bucky Covington and blues phenom Joe Bonamassa. Based in Pittsburgh, his diverse media background dates back to college in his editorial capacity at the national award winning college daily The Pitt News. As a DJ at WPTS, he boldly played both contemporary and alt country music on a college station favoring the typical indie/alternative/punk format. He covers many of the area’s high profile country shows for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

You can find Michael on Facebook or his website


Rick Moore – Articles / Reviews / Interviews

Rick Moore is a music business veteran, with a background as a musician in Las Vegas, as the manager of a Midwestern heavy-metal band, as an engineer for recordings of live jazz shows and more. He spent a decade on the air as a Las Vegas radio personality, and has written more than 1,000 newspaper and magazine articles, most about music, for publications in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Nashville and numerous other cities, as well as many articles for the Internet. He is also the author of a successful e-novel, Bringing In the Sheep. He currently resides in Nashville, where he contributes to American Songwriter magazine and other publications and teaches guitar, in addition to writing promotional materials for various music acts.

You can message Rick on Facebook.


Cliff Goldmacher – Articles

Cliff Goldmacher is a songwriter, producer, session musician, engineer, author and owner of recording studios in Nashville, TN and Sonoma, CA. Cliff’s site, http://www.EducatedSongwriter.com, is full of resources for the aspiring songwriter and his company, http://www.NashvilleStudioLive.com, provides songwriters outside of Nashville with virtual access to Nashville’s best session musicians and singers for their songwriting demos. You can download a FREE sample of Cliff’s eBook “The Songwriter’s Guide To Recording Professional Demos” by going to www.EducatedSongwriter.com/ebook.

To contact Cliff, visit his website at www.EducatedSongwriter.com


Kelly Ann Monahan – Writer / Interviewer

Kelly Ann Monahan is a friendly, familiar voice in the Nashville area. You may have heard her reporting for various radio stations or television, or seen one of the many music articles that she has written. Hopefully you have heard her sing. Kelly Ann came to MNN as it was first getting off the ground and was one of its initial contributors.

NOTE – Kelly only writes articles and interviews. She does not do album reviews.

For more, visit www.kellyannmonahan.com 


Kim Copeland – Articles

Kim Copeland has long been recognized as one of Nashville’s top independent producers. Her production skills have helped many of her clients attain publishing and record deals and her reputation as a top-flight song troubleshooter has made her one of the most sought-after speakers, consultants and songwriting and production instructors in the country for organizations including TAXI, The Songwriters Connection and the Nashville Songwriters Association International. Perhaps the best indication of the respect in which she’s held in the industry is her inclusion in The Art & Science of Sound, the acclaimed video series on music production and recording put together by world-renowned producer/artist Alan Parsons and featuring legends like Michael McDonald and producer Tony Brown.

Visit Kim’s website at www.kimcopelandproductions.com. You can also reach Kim by mail at 1216 17th Ave. S, Nashville, TN 37212


Susan Tucker – Articles

Visit Susan’s website at www.songwritersconnection.com