Nathan Brackett is a former music journalist and as of October 2016 [update] , an executive at Amazon Music.
Amazon Music is a music streaming platform and online music store operated by Amazon.com. Launched in public beta on September 25, 2007, in January 2008 it became the first music store to sell music without digital rights management (DRM) from the four major music labels, as well as many independents. All tracks were originally sold in 256 kilobits-per-second variable bitrate MP3 format without per-customer watermarking or DRM; however, some tracks are now watermarked. Licensing agreements with recording companies restrict which countries music can be sold.
Brackett started his career at Musician Magazine in 1991 and worked his way up to Associate Editor.In 1996, he left Musician, and took a role as the music editor of Time Out New York .
Musician (1976–1999) was a monthly magazine that covered news and information about American popular music. Initially called Music America, it was founded in 1976 by Sam Holdsworth and Gordon Baird. The two friends borrowed $20,000 from relatives and started the publication in a barn in Colorado.
Nathan left Time Out for Rolling Stone in 1996 when he took the position of Associate Editor.In 2001, he was promoted to Senior Editor. In 2007 he took the role of Editor of the online property, RollingStone.com. In 2007 he also became Deputy Managing Director of Rolling Stone where he remained until 2013 when he became Executive Editor of all of Rolling Stone.
Rolling Stone is an American monthly magazine that focuses on popular culture. It was founded in San Francisco, California in 1967 by Jann Wenner, who is still the magazine's publisher, and the music critic Ralph J. Gleason. It was first known for its musical coverage and for political reporting by Hunter S. Thompson. In the 1990s, the magazine shifted focus to a younger readership interested in youth-oriented television shows, film actors, and popular music. In recent years, it has resumed its traditional mix of content.
In 2016, he left the top role at Rolling Stone for a position as Head Of Editorial at Amazon Music.
The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The first stable line-up consisted of bandleader Brian Jones, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman (bass), Charlie Watts (drums), and Ian Stewart (piano). Stewart was removed from the official line-up in 1963 but continued to work with the band as a contracted musician until his death in 1985. The band's primary songwriters, Jagger and Richards, assumed leadership after Andrew Loog Oldham became the group's manager. Jones left the band less than a month before his death in 1969, having already been replaced by Mick Taylor, who remained until 1974. After Taylor left the band, Ronnie Wood took his place in 1975 and continues on guitar in tandem with Richards. Since Wyman's departure in 1993, Darryl Jones has served as touring bassist. The Stones have not had an official keyboardist since 1963, but have employed several musicians in that role, including Jack Nitzsche (1965–1971), Nicky Hopkins (1967–1982), Billy Preston (1971–1981), Ian McLagan (1978–1981), and Chuck Leavell (1982–present).
Dirty Mind is the third album by American recording artist Prince. It was released on October 8, 1980, by Warner Bros. Records as the follow-up to his self-titled second album, Prince, (1979). Produced, arranged, and composed mainly by Prince in his home studio in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the album debuted at number 63 on the US Billboard 200 chart, and earned widespread acclaim from music critics.
Wyclef Jean Presents The Carnival is the debut album released by Haitian hip hop musician Wyclef Jean. The album was released on June 24, 1997, Wyclef Jean also served as the album's executive producer. The album was a critical and commercial success, reaching number sixteen on the US Billboard 200 chart, and peaked at number four on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and garnered Jean two Grammy Award nominations at the 40th Grammy Awards, including one for Best Rap Album. The other for his top 10 hit "Gone till November" earned Jean a nomination for Best Rap Solo Performance at the 41st Grammy Awards in 1999.
The English rock group The Rolling Stones has released 30 studio albums, 26 live albums, 25 compilation albums, three extended play singles, and 120 singles. The early albums and singles released from 1963 to 1967 were originally on Decca Records in the United Kingdom, and on their subsidiary label London Records in the United States.
A Wizard, a True Star is the fourth album by American musician Todd Rundgren, released on March 2, 1973. Its music was a significant departure from his previous album Something/Anything? (1972). He attributed the idiosyncratic sound of A Wizard, a True Star to his experimentation with psychedelic drugs, and said that he "became more aware ... [o]f what music and sound were like in my internal environment, and how different that was from the music I had been making." Upon release, the album reached number 86 on the Billboard 200. It has since been recognized for its influence on later generations of bedroom musicians.
Both Sides of the Brain is the fourth solo studio album by American hip hop musician Del the Funky Homosapien. It was released by Hieroglyphics Imperium Recordings in 2000. It peaked at number 118 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Illadelph Halflife is the third studio album by American hip hop band The Roots, released September 24, 1996 on Geffen Records. It features a tougher and broader sound than their previous album, Do You Want More?!!!??! (1995). The album also contains integration of programmed drums and guest contributions by R&B musicians such as Amel Larrieux and D'Angelo, as well as jazz musicians such as David Murray, Steve Coleman, Cassandra Wilson, Graham Haynes. In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source's 100 Best Rap Albums. In 2006, the album was selected as one of Hip Hop Connection's 100 Best Rap Albums from 1995 to 2005.
Goat is the second full-length studio album by The Jesus Lizard, released in 1991. It is their most acclaimed album, with many critics calling it one of the best albums of the 1990s. The album was produced by Steve Albini.
Voodoo Child: The Jimi Hendrix Collection is a two-disc compilation album by American rock musician Jimi Hendrix, released on May 8, 2001, by MCA Records. The first disc contains studio recordings, including alternate versions, while the second disc contains live recordings, some of which were previously unreleased. It was packaged with an essay by writer Kurt Loder. Voodoo Child was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), having sold 500,000 copies in the United States.
Only the Greatest is an album by American country music artist Waylon Jennings, released in 1968 on RCA Victor. It includes the single "Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line," which Jennings took to #2 on the country music charts that year.
Mirror Moves is the fourth studio album by the English rock band the Psychedelic Furs. It was released 24 August 1984 by Columbia Records, two years after their previous album, Forever Now.
Barney Hoskyns is a British music critic and editorial director of the online music journalism archive Rock's Backpages.
"Going Out of My Head" is a song by British big beat musician Fatboy Slim. It was released as a double A-side single with "Michael Jackson", released as the third and final single from his debut studio album Better Living Through Chemistry on 21 April 1997. The song contains prominent samples from Yvonne Elliman's "I Can't Explain" and Led Zeppelin's "The Crunge". It was featured in the films The Jackal and Like Mike.
Colossal Head is a studio album by the rock band Los Lobos. It was released in 1996 on Warner Bros. Records.
"On the Road Again" is a song written and made famous by country music singer Willie Nelson.
Brad Tolinski was the Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World Magazine for 25 years (1989–2015). He also served as Editorial Director of NewBay Media's music division, which also includes Guitar Aficionado and Revolver magazines. He then moved to Harris Publications as the Editorial Director of Special Projects and is now Editorial Director of Special Projects for AMG Parade in New York City.
Elliott Wilson is an American journalist, television producer, and magazine editor. He is the founder and CEO of Rap Radar. In the past, he has worked as editor-in-chief of XXL Magazine. While there, he became known for his editorials under the nickname "YN".
20 Vodka Jellies is a compilation album by Scottish musician Momus, released in 1996. The album's cover describes it as "an assortment of curiosities and rarities," and it is a collection of unreleased demos, a few new songs, B-sides, and outtakes. Much of the album reflects Momus's involvement with Shibuya-kei music. It has been described as "one of Momus' strongest and most accessible efforts."
Christian David Hoard is an American music journalist and music editor for Rolling Stone. A 2000 graduate of the University of Michigan, he began his career as a music journalist writing for the Michigan Daily. He later moved to New York City, where he interned for the Village Voice and met Robert Christgau, who became his mentor. Christgau also later convinced his colleagues at Rolling Stone to allow Hoard to write for the magazine after Hoard became an intern there; he later became the magazine's senior editor. Along with Nathan Brackett, he co-edited The New Rolling Stone Album Guide, which was published in 2004. In 2016, he replaced Brackett as Rolling Stone's music editor.
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