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EARLY BIRD MUSIC IS A NEW YORK-BASED MUSIC BLOG WHOSE MISSION IS TO PROVIDE READERS AND MUSIC-LOVERS AN OUTLET FOR DISCOVERING NEW MUSIC BEFORE IT ENTERS THE MAINSTREAM PUBLIC'S CONSCIOUSNESS.

 

INTERVIEWS
When you're highlighting the best new music and artists on the scene, readers are of course introduced to up-and-coming artists and bands. Inherently, though, that means there's often a lack of content or information about those acts lying around the web. Early Bird is here to shine a light on those artists to fill that gap by providing exclusive, in-depth interviews and artist profiles. That means real questions that get into understanding the artist's background and influences - questions that ask about what artists had for lunch won't be found here.

Early Bird prides itself on asking questions that are more interesting, and more original, than the average interviewer would care to ask. By doing my homework and researching artists' backgrounds and prior press before going into the conversation, Early Bird provides more cohesive and conversational interviews for our readers that go deeper, out of respect for the artists' craft, and our readers' time and attention.

CONCERT PHOTOGRAPHY & COVERAGE
Not every fan get's the opportunity to see their favorite band or artist roll through their city, especially when they're just starting out on the road. Luckily, just about every act, emerging or established, makes their way to or through New York City at some point in their journey. Early Bird is here to highlight the best emerging and established acts coming through the Big Apple, with photo and video coverage to go alongside concert recaps & reviews. With professional photo/video equipment in hand, Early Bird is able to capture all of the details and one-of-a-kind moments worth sharing via photo galleries, full-length song captures and highlight compilations for fans across the world who couldn't be there themselves.

PLAYLISTS
Playlist creation & curation is something of an addiction for me, a sort of way to organize my eclectic musical tastes, and a means of differentiating music in ways that aren't always easily described with words.  It's very difficult to describe why one song fits with another on the same playlist, but it's not hard to hear why.

Early Bird creates curated playlists with a meticulous ear, focusing heavily on the "flow" of a playlist from song to song, so that listeners can press play and listen without having to shuffle or jump around. From mood & party playlists to artist discographies, Early Bird covers all of the bases you'll need to meet whatever moment you're having. Listen to any of my playlists, and I hope you'll agree.

One of Early Bird's signature playlists, "TGINMF (Thank God It's New Music Friday), refreshed every Friday, highlights the top newly released music of the week with a curated roundup of tunes. Subscribe via your preferred streaming service, and you'll never miss out on what's new.

Along with playlists, interviews and show coverage, you'll find everything from new music spotlights, artist and industry news, recommended concerts in New York, and more. Early Bird is constantly adding new content, and always has an open ear for new suggestions.

Enjoy, and welcome to Early Bird Music!


- Jim Michaels, founder & editor-in-chief

Early Bird's Key Contributors
Jim Michaels

Founder/Editor/Photo

Kelly Beyer

Art Director

Kate Beyer

Asst. Editor

Connor Cook

Indie Beat

Matt Burrill

Country Beat

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