Nathan Brackett

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Nathan Brackett
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Nathan Brackett is a former music journalist and as of October 2016, an executive at Amazon Music. [1] [2]

Amazon Music Amazon.coms online music store

Amazon Music is a music streaming platform and online music store operated by 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. [3] In 1996, he left Musician, and took a role as the music editor of Time Out New York . [3]

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. [1] In 2001, he was promoted to Senior Editor. [1] In 2007 he took the role of Editor of the online property, [1] 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. [1]

<i>Rolling Stone</i> American magazine focusing on popular culture, based in New York City

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. [4]

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  2. "Amazon snaps up Rolling Stone executive editor to head editorial for Amazon Unlimited Music". The Drum. 27 November 2016. Retrieved 3 August 2017.
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  4. "Rolling Stone's Nathan Brackett Named Amazon Music Editorial Head". Billboard. 24 October 2016. Retrieved 3 August 2017.