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Texas Music Matters Texas Music Article Presidents' Museum

Multi-Media Professional
 – Lynne Margolis –

Who I am...
An award-winning, versatile journalist with a byline published worldwide and well-honed skills as an editor, researcher, Webmaster, educator and speaker, with experience in marketing, fundraising and event management.

What I've Been Doing Lately...
Freelance writer/editor/photographer: 1999 – present for print and online publications.

— Editing copy and writing features and restaurant reviews for Austin Monthly magazine. Contributing to and copy editing Texas Music magazine, Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits festival guides. Producing arts/entertainment, media, trend, travel and pop-culture pieces for outlets including the internationally syndicated Christian Science Monitor; Rolling-stone.com; Paste, Grammy, American Style, American Songwriter, Texas Highways, Penn Stater and other magazines; the Austin American-Statesman; the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; modernguitars.com; and lonestarmusic.com. Reviewing albums and reporting for KUT-FM producer/host David Brown’s syndicated “Texas Music Matters” show.

— Producing biographies, press releases and Web content and providing media, Web site and album design consultation for recording artists, publicists, multimedia companies and other clients. Conducting SXSW StudioSX Live online interviews.

Marketing and development associate, Texas Folklife – Austin, Texas: 2006-08
— Conceived, organized, marketed and publicized events and fundraising efforts for this statewide cultural arts nonprofit organization
— Designed promotional and marketing materials; hired and supervised graphic artists; produced materials and coordinated distribution to media and members.
— Built relationships with music and arts providers and supporters; wrote grant proposals; contributed to project planning, including major multi-media archiving program.
— Served as Webmaster, including writing, photographing, posting and updating content; funded and implemented new Web architecture and redesign. Created and executed Texas Folklife’s first accordion-playing contest.

— As a contributing editor, researched and wrote major portions of the encyclopedia The Ties That Bind: Bruce Springsteen from A to E to Z (Visible Ink Press, 2005).
— Offered insight and opinions on almost any topical subject as a frequent guest on Fox affiliate PCNC-TV's Night Talk.

Not to brag, but...
— Extensive music and entertainment industry coverage has given me a thorough understanding of creating, recording, marketing and performing music, and the forums in which those activities occur: studios, indoor and outdoor venues of all sizes, media outlets (print, broadcast, online, satellite), retail and elsewhere.
— Coverage has included: Hollywood Bowl’s 50th anniversary; openings of Seattle’s Experience Music Project and Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum (and Rock Hall educational trips, symposiums and Hall of Fame inductions); debut of the Smithsonian's first traveling exhibit (Woody Guthrie); White House Tribute to Jazz concert; music and radio conventions including 14 South By Southwest Music & Media conferences; Delbert McClinton & Friends Caribbean music cruises; W.C. Handy (now Blues Music) Awards; major art exhibits; and large-scale events and festivals in several cities.