I researched and wrote feature articles for Songfacts. I also wrote “Fact or Fiction?” quizzes and entered them via Songfacts’s custom-built CMS, and generally built out Songfacts’s vast store of information with researched facts about specific songs and artists.
Writing samples from Songfacts
- Interview with Maia Sharp
- Aretha to the Black Keys: the Muscle Shoals Story
- Fact or Fiction: 867-5309
- Fact or Fiction: Alice Cooper
- Fact or Fiction: Todd “Runt” Rundgren
I also coordinated a feature on “Working Class Musicians” between CDBaby’s D.I.Y. Musician blog and Songfacts. We surveyed middle-class musicians via CDBaby’s blog and then told their stories.
Here’s a comment from a Songfacts reader about the “Middle Class Musicians” article:
My daughter is a very serious cellist. I’m going to send her this link so she can see for herself what life might be like if she decides to pursue this as a career. I think it’s both sobering and inspiring. I remember seeing an interview with a musician who had enjoyed some mid-level success as a recording artist in the past and he discussed how people think you’re a failure if you’re not still selling a million records. He said he always considered himself a success because he had a nice home and a family, and he still got to make music for a living.
—Jonah from Toronto, Canada
Finally, the article “Aretha to the Black Keys: The Muscle Shoals Story” was cited in Carla Jean Whitley’s Muscle Shoals Sound Studio: How the Swampers Changed American Music.