Here you will find news, features and reviews on bands ranging from Folk to Heavy Metal, from Punk to Acoustic. You probably won’t find country music here though… Sorry, not sorry.
With a handful of writers that love music, Anchor Music News is dedicated to writing about who they feel is doing music the right way. They want to give credit where credit due. Sure it’s based on the personal opinions of the writers but what media isn’t biased at least a little?
AMN is open to most any submission so if you feel you have what it takes to be reviewed or featured here send any news, music or requests to anchormusicnews [at] gmail [dot] com or to the writers below that decided to publicly display their emails/contact information.
Anchor Music News has limited staff and therefore limited bandwidth. If you’d like to write for us, please send us your résumé or if you know one of us personally feel free to reach out.
Another option is guest-posting. If you have a blog or news site where you are already featuring content for musicians, send us your articles and we will pick the ones we like to be featured on our site.
Send all résumé’s, articles and submissions to anchormusicnews [at] gmail [dot] com
Would you like to advertise your music/music-video/album on AMN? Send us an email and make sure to put ‘advertising’ in the subject line — send all inquiries anchormusicnews [at] gmail [dot] com
Thanks for your support and thanks for reading. In the long run, we are all just trying to keep the music industry going! Let’s do it together!
Jeremy Boyum is a 24 year old entrepreneur who fell in love with music at the age of 13. He fell in love with business in high school and has been passionately pursuing the idea of combining the two into one ever since. Always rooting for the underdog, he created Anchor Music News to provide a platform for artists (both major and independent) to broadcast media and news to new and attentive audiences. When he isn’t pitching about something, he is rocking out with his band, hanging out with his beautiful wife, or if time allows it, sleeping.
Some of his favorite artists are Relient K, Sum 41, Blink-182, We Caught The Castle, Fans of Faye, Envoi, and Olivia the Band.
Meredith Boyum is 21 years old and lives in Round Rock, Texas. She has a rambunctious 4 year old and an equally rambunctious husband. She fell in love with journalism while writing for her high school newspaper. She refined her communicative skills at Concordia University where she learned to speak to an audience without suffering from violent convulsions. She enjoys creating art in her free time (and in her busy time, too.)
Some of her favorite bands are Ok Go, Arctic Monkeys, Blink 182, Man Overboard, Say Anything, The White Stripes, Shadow of Whales, Thieves, and The Cure.
You can follow Meredith on Twitter or Instagram (@Lasagnart)
Rob Clark has been writing for Anchor Music News since February 2014. He has a passion for music that started as a child. Both of his parents love for music was passed down to him. He is currently a Social Worker that constantly witnesses the power of music by playing an acoustic guitar to his clients. His goal is to awaken people to new music through writing and interviewing bands.
You can follow him on Facebook. He takes submissions personally robclark333 [at] gmail [dot] com if you’d like to reach out to him directly to review new music.
Marcellus Coleman is a California native who moved to Oklahoma in 2011 to attend Victory School of Leadership and began taking courses at Southwestern Christian University, majoring in Christian Leadership. Composing since 2005, Coleman has continued to pursue arranging, recording, and performing original compositions at university, churches, coffee shops, and other various events. Coleman hopes to one day be a creative lobbyist, bringing together all variations of musical talent, propelling new artists into the public’s eye.
marcellusthewriter [at] gmail [dot] com or @marcelluswriter
Jeff Walker is 35 years old and lives in Orange, Texas. He is happily married and has a son and daughter who are the light of his life! Jeff currently is employed as a production operator at Dupont and plays the drums in a local Christian rock band 70times7. 70times7 are affiliated with B.U.M.M.(Beaumont Underground Metal Movement) which is a local promotion group leading the local metal scene. He accuired a passion for music at a young age and has been involved in bands and recording since the age of 13. Jeff pursues writing music and writing about music including latest artists and latest album releases.
Some of Jeff’s favorite bands include 311, Helmet, God Lives Underwater, The Melvins, Sleeping Giant, and Deftones.
Jacob Andrew has had a passion for music from a very young age. Noticing a natural talent in keeping a rhythm, Jacob Andrew’s mom enrolled him in drum lessons at age six! As soon as he stepped into that music shop for his first lesson, his passion for music spread like wild fire. A few years after taking drum lessons, Jacob Andrew saved up enough to buy a guitar and started teaching himself to play. Fast forward to now Jacob Andrew can play over 10 different instruments, and is an aspiring singer/song writer!
Adra Johnson is a 19 year old mass communications student. When she’s not busy working towards being a big time journalist, she does promotions for Fearless Records and loves to travel. Former resident of England and current resident of Houston, you can find her on Twitter at @AdraSkywalker , or at almost any local concert.
Favorite bands include: Mayday Parade, The Maine, The 1975, State Champs, Breathe Carolina, Shadow of Whales, and You Me At Six.
Kyle Kramer is a 22 year old Austin native who has been playing and writing music since age 6. Not simply content with just one instrument, he plays guitar, drums, pianos, and whatever else he can get his hands on. When he isn’t studying at Texas State University, Kyle is hanging with his band or leveling up in Call of Duty.
Favorite Bands: Foo Fighters, Chevelle, Switchfoot, We Came as Romans, A Day to Remember, Guster, Rise Against, Angels and Airwaves.
Shannon has loved music since she was a little girl. She would tell her mom to “put the sing-y songs on” every time they got in the car. Some of her favorite bands are Sleeping With Sirens, Pierce The Veil, All Time Low, Issues, Panic! At The Disco, and I See Stars. Shannon grew up in Cameron, Texas, a small town in the middle of nowhere. She graduated from Texas Tech University in May 2014 with a Bachelor’s in English. In her down time, she enjoys binge-watching Netflix, reading, and hanging out with friends.
Emma VanEtten is a 31 year old stay at home mom (for now) with a strong passion for music, art, and connecting with all kinds of people. She craves diversity and it shows in her musical tastes. Emma has lived in Virginia Beach, VA for about half of her life and currently resides with her daughter in Ewing, VA, a tiny town in the Appalachian mountains.
CeeCee Hood is a music photographer based in Austin who generally specializes in live photography and portrait work but is also adding more video into her skill set. She is currently available for hire in the central Texas area.
Contact CeeCee at MynameisCeece [at] gmail [dot] com
Brittaney Penney is Houston based lifestyle blogger, vlogger, and photographer. She is currently a Digital Media student at the University of Houston, where she works with the student-run newspaper, The Daily Cougar, as a photographer. Brittaney is also a huge traveler and has been to 25+ states and 3 countries in just under 5 years. When she’s not at a concert or traveling the world, she runs a lifestyle blog and YouTube channel, where all of her travels are documented. You can find Brittaney on just about every social media site there is:
For Miki Riley concerts are home, bands & music fans are family, and music is life. Her ultimate goal in life is to become an established concert photographer in California following in the footsteps of her inspirations Adam Elmakias and Carlos Navarro. Currently, she works as a photo editor for a student run newspaper called Spartan Post News and in addition to interning with AMN she also interns with premier custom photographer, Gregg Shipman.