Early Bird Music is a New York-based music blog whose mission is to provide readers and music-lovers an outlet for discovering fresh new music before it goes viral or becomes popular.

There are plenty of sites that highlight "new" music, but sometimes those sites can be influenced by outside factors that ruin the integrity of the music being shared. Early Bird is an independently run site, curated by a handful of tastemakers that are tapped into what's "next" on the scene, independent of commercial influence.

By highlighting the best new music and artists on the scene, readers are introduced to up-and-coming artists and bands. Often times that means there isn't much on the web that digs into the people who make up those bands or acts. Early Bird is here to shine a light on those artists through exclusive, in-depth interviews. 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 - we aim to dig much deeper, out of respect for the artists' craft, and our readers' time and attention. I've often gotten the compliment from the artists I've interviewed that I ask some of the best, most interesting questions they've gotten before. That's something I take great pride in, and aim to continue to provide for Early Bird's readers.

Early Bird also creates curated playlists with a meticulous ear, focusing heavily on the "flow" of a playlist from song to song, so that listeners can listen and enjoy playlists without having to shuffle or jump around. Playlist creation 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. Listen to any of my playlists, and I hope you'll agree.

You'll also find song, album and show reviews, music videos, and exclusive concert photos and footage on the site.

- Jimmy Michaels, founder & editor-in-chief

Early Bird is made up of a handful of key contributors:
Jimmy Michaels


Sarah Campbell


Kelly Beyer

Art Director

Kate Beyer

Assistant Editor

Connor Cook

Indie Beat

Matt Burrill

Country Beat