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Music fans can find the most comprehensive music coverage spanning across all genres on Musictimes.com. Indulge in original features, interviews, music reviews, trending stories, and more about your favorite pop, rock, country, classical, hip hop, christian, latin, and jazz artists.
Musictimes.com is the flagship music publication of Music Times, LLC, a global music digital media company headquartered in New York City.
Chief Executive Officer
Emily is a talented media marketing executive with over twenty years of broad renowned experience in the entertainment industry. Her particular expertise is in maximizing her clients’ exposure in cable, broadcast, print and online media. She has a unique knack for collaborating with talent, artists, producers and directors to develop effective imaging and strategic marketing campaigns.
She has worked as Vice President for Universal Music group, Visual Marketing for Island/Def Jam, VP Video Promotion with A&M Records, media/marketing consultant with Witt’s End Marketing & Media serving clients such as Channel One Network. Prior, Emily ran Nick Records, the music label for Nickelodeon/MTV Networks working with talent, Drake Bell and Jamie Lynn Spears in addition to animated properties that included SpongeBob and Dora the Explorer. Emily also spent time as Vice President of Marketing at Edel Entertainment and has been part of the T.J. Martell Foundation’s Family Day for the last 10 years.
Her drive and passion for going beyond the expected and creating integrated strategic plans that bring together all lines of business make her a workforce in today’s marketplace.
Danica Daniel proudly hails from Brooklyn, which she credits for cultivating her eclectic taste for music and fashion. With her finger on the pulse of the catwalk and the sidewalk, the budding young writer became known for her savvy sense of style and her ability to identify trends before they happened. At 15 years old, Danica’s talent was noticed by Teen People and she garnered a gig as a “Trendspotter” for the magazine by Time Inc.
In 2004 she graduated Magna Cum Laude from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, ranked by NewsPro as the top journalism program in the country, and landed a job as an Associate Editor at Right On! magazine. Danica was promoted four months later and became one of the youngest Editor-in-Chiefs in history when she was appointed the head of Black Beat & Right On! at only 22 years old.
During the next six years Danica worked diligently to redesign the internationally distributed fanzines. With the inception of punchy new layouts, fresh features and eye-catching pictorials, newsstand sales increased 50% with her debut issue. She later launched RightOnMag.com and went on to host Right On! TV where she booked buzz-worthy interviews with megastars like Beyoncé, Kerry Washington, Justin Bieber, Jay-Z, Jamie Foxx, Queen Latifah, Chris Brown and Idris Elba.
Before landing a plum role as the Managing Editor of Music Times, Danica’s work also appeared in BMI MusicWorld, Juicy, Under 18, The Daily Orange, Dr. Jays Live! and Broadway.com. These days, she enjoys Spinning, sky-high heels and working in the city that doesn’t sleep, because she doesn’t sleep much.
Jon Niles is a musician, soccer player, and Fantasy Football champion living in Brooklyn, NY. His background is in music, but he’s most known for his knowledge of film, TV and general entertainment, thus his current position as Music Times’ Associate Editor of the “Off-Key” section. If you’re looking for a trivia partner, feel free to reach out!
Originally from the Philadelphia suburbs, Jon graduated from Drexel University’s acclaimed Music Industry program, where he received hands-on record label and start-up experience in publicity, operations and more. Outside of normal coursework, Jon took a number of writing-intensive courses including creative non-fiction, short stories, sketch comedy and more.
While most of his friends are touring, signing record deals or creating viral videos, Jon is more interested in writing essays about how Hannibal should never have been cancelled and/or why it is the best TV show to ever grace the small screen. Seriously; don’t bring up this show in front of him unless you’re ready for a deep, deep conversation about symbolism, acting, set design and direction.
Carolyn Menyes has been an avid music fan and writer since she was a child and was always singing along to the radio or working on a homemade magazine with her friends. When it came time to decide what to do with the rest of her life, writing about music was simply a no brainer.
Carolyn attended Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, and graduated with a degree in Journalism in May 2013. During her time at OU, she was a highly active member of one of the top college radio stations in the country, ACRN, as an executive board member, editor, writer and DJ. During her summers in college, Carolyn completed internships at Billboard.com and her hometown newspaper, The Suburbanite.
Now, fresh out of journalism school, Carolyn is a staff writer at MStars News and looks forward to giving readers only the most important news about Justin Bieber.
When she’s not doing that, Carolyn enjoys spending time with her puppy Maya, cooking and watching entire sitcom series on Netflix. She most recently made it through all nine seasons of "Scrubs."
Ryan Middleton is a music writer, music professional and music nerd at heart who lives and breathes music being meaner then these mean streets of New York City. It may be cliché, but Ryan grew up in a musicians family and those many hours listening to Miles Davis or Earth Wind and Fire records pushed him into the world of music.
A graduate of Lafayette College in 2013, Ryan graduated with degrees in International Affairs and French and jumped right into the professional world.
Prior to joining Music Times, Ryan was an editor for The Frontliner, worked at The Future FM and was the managing editor of Fresh New Tracks. Ready to take the next step, Ryan is to take the Music Times readers deep in the world of electronic music and help prove Eminem wrong because in fact, a lot of people do listen to techno (Adam Beyer or Cirez D techno of course).
When Ryan isn't writing about the latest and greatest, you can find him on a dance floor or enjoying a good beer (or whisky) and steak.
Director of Digital Strategy
Tom's love for music started early when he began playing guitar and discovered his mom's Beatles and Fleetwood Mac vinyls at age five. After getting his Bachelor's Degree in Audio/Music Production from Ohio University and his Master's in Entertainment Business from Full Sail University, Tom hitched a ride up to NYC in 2012 where he started working at 10th Street Entertainment assisting on tour marketing and album release campaigns for Mötley Crüe, Shiny Toy Guns, The Dirty Heads, and Sixx:AM.
He then went onto working at SiriusXM Radio on their event marketing team, assisting with the on-site initiatives that included the Bruce Springsteen Wrecking Ball Tour, SiriusXM Celebrity Fantasy Football Draft, and SiriusXM's Town Hall Broadcasts. In 2014 he joined NYC's largest music festival in Central Park SummerStage, working closely with the festival's corporate sponsors and partnerships.
Following a brief stint at the Village Voice attaining sponsors for their lifestyle events - Choice Eats, Choice Streets, and 4Knots Music Festival, he went to working on digital marketing campaigns with legendary ska band The English Beat, helping the group gear up for their first album release in 30 years. He also fronted the social media campaign for blues guitarist Ray Goren, who had just released an EP with producer/drummer Steve Jordan (John Mayer Trio, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards).
Social Media Manager
Morgan Swank grew up in a small boring town in Georgia before hitting the road for Nashville, Tennessee in 2010 to begin university studies at Belmont University. There she majored in Music Business. While in college she worked as a freelance music journalist for The Vinyl District until the Fall of 2012 where she spent a semester in New York as a part of her degree program working for Broadway Video as Research Intern for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. She also worked as the Digital Media Content Intern for Comedy Central. She graduated from Belmont a year early in the summer of 2013 and has been working hard for her money, so hard for it honey ever since.
Currently Morgan is the Social Media Manager for Music Times and its properties at Classicalite and MStars News trying to make all the tweets fun and interesting to read.
Fun Fact: She is also a member of the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences working her way towards an EGOT one elbow rub at a time.
Maria Jean Sullivan
Maria Jean Sullivan received a B.A. in Journalism and English from the State University of New York at New Paltz, where she wrote and edited for both The Oracle and The Little Rebellion. Her work has since been featured in myriad publications such as AOL/Patch.com, The Deli, Julian Cope's "Head Heritage" and Proliferate (Bight Knot Press). A fixture on the festival circuit, she's held editorial roles at Governors Ball, Northside and the CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival. In addition to writing for Classicalite, Sullivan helps produce the C-LITE A.V. Club series. Frequently, she picks up free stuff found on the streets of Park Slope, Brooklyn and sells it at area vintage shops.