Welcome to my new music review site, where you will learn about the freshest, most exciting and happening artists and recordings being released today! I cover it all - from jazz and new age to rock, pop, R&B, electronica, dance and every other genre I've written about since the 90s.
Now a little about me...
A native of Chicago and longtime resident of Los Angeles, Jonathan Widran is a multi-faceted writer whose work over the past 25 years includes music and entertainment journalism, public relations writing for major record labels and top independent firms, general business writing, website content creation, and writing for advertising, marketing and branding campaigns for a variety of industries.
As a veteran music journalist, Jonathan has been a regular contributor, reviewer, feature writer, columnist and/or editor for Music Connection, Wine and Jazz Magazine, Jazziz Magazine, All Music Guide, Singer/Songwriter Universe, SmoothJazz.com, Billboard.com, iTunes, Amazon.com and the Los Angeles Times. He is also a well respected entertainment PR writer who has written for Sony, Capitol, Warner Bros. and other recording companies, as well as public relations firms including Rogers & Cowan, Luck Media & Marketing, The B Company, Whiplash PR and Tom Estey Public Relations.
Jonathan has written thousands of bios for major and indie artists and bands, boutique businesses and major corporations, authors, executives and entrepreneurs. He has also written liner notes for recording projects, penned blogs, created marketing materials for major media projects and ghost written books and dozens of chapters in bestselling business anthologies featuring the likes of Brian Tracy, Jack Canfield and Richard Branson. He has also written hundreds of business articles that have been part of marketing campaigns in USA Today, BusinessWeek, Forbes, World Fitness Elite, Wall Street Journal, Fortune and Yahoo! Finance. His articles have also been syndicated to hundreds of entertainment and business dot coms throughout the world.
Jonathan has also been a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS) since 2004. He has also taught English as a Second Language (ESL) and has conducted classes in PR writing at such schools as Cal State Fullerton.