ANDY MALT became editor of CMU in 2009, having joined the company in 2007. Now in charge of CMU as a whole, he has also overseen the expansion of the CMU website into a central hub for cross-genre artist and industry news and features, and moved the operation into audio content with the launch of the CMU Podcast. As part of the CMU team, he is also an advisor on the programming of The Great Escape convention.

Prior to joining CMU, Andy spent a decade in various guises in the music industry. He kicked off what was to become his career with a fanzine, Indigo Flow, while still at school, moving the operation online while mainstream internet use was still in its infancy. He then spent years unsuccessfully trying to think of a better name for it before celebrating its tenth anniversary by shutting it down. After leaving university, he launched an independent record label, Human Recordings, and enjoyed a brief stint as a roadie.

He also works as a freelance writer and copywriter for various music and tech companies and publications, and regularly provides independent comment on music and the music industry for outlets including Sky News, Wired, BBC Radio 1 and BBC 6music.


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