ANGELA COOK
Writer, New York, USA

Angela Cook, based in Brooklyn, NY, wears many hats as a writer, music producer, and singer-songwriter. When she’s not curating killer playlists, Angela dives headfirst into the abyss of existential topics, exploring the intriguing underbelly of various subjects. Catch her stories on Medium, where she boldly explores the rollercoaster of human emotion.

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AUDRIN BAGHAIE
Writer, Albuquerque, USA

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BEN LEMIEUX
Writer, Toronto, Canada

Ben Lemieux grew up in Montreal, where he began writing for The Suburban during high school. After graduating from McGill University, his career spanned Canada and the UK, where his work appeared in magazines, newspapers, entertainment and financial websites, B2B publications, and a short fiction anthology.

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CAIT SCHMITZ
Writer & Photographer, New York, USA

Cait is an NYC-based writer, photographer, videographer, and recent BFA graduate of Ithaca College. She dabbles in almost every creative pursuit she can and has yet to decide a favorite. With a mom who’s past was a singer in the NYC 80s punk music scene, her life has always been engulfed in music (even if it’s sometimes just singing with her mom in the supermarket). A Beatles fanatic, avid piano player, and a Carrie/Samantha mix.

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CHARLIE GAT

Writer, New York

Charlie Gat is a queer writer and New Yorker that likes exploring the intricacies of human nature as seen through music, media, and pop culture. They are partial to long walks, autobiographies, and Arthur-shaped mac and cheese.

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ERIC MURA
Writer & Photographer, New York, USA

Eric is a writer and photographer living and working in Brooklyn. He grew up in Oakland, California, cut his teeth shooting concerts in Seattle, Washington, and now works at many of the venues in New York. Born of California hippy rock mixed with Oakland rap and honed with Seattle Grunge spliced with DIY, Eric lives and breathes live music. His work focuses on the connection between the performer and the audience. 

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FAYE STRASSLE
Photographer & Writer, Remote, Europe

Faye is a full-time traveling nomadic photographer. If you don‘t catch her at a concert or festival, you will find her pushing an oldtimer car to its limits exploring the beauty of this planet, showing that it’s possible to travel sustainably, vegan, and solo as a woman. Originally from Switzerland, Faye has been living on the road for over 3 years now and that’s not going to change anytime soon. Her heart beats for heavy music, metalcore, rock, post-hardcore, and indie/alternative are her favorite genres and she will never refuse a moshpit.

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JADE NEWTON
Writer, San Diego, USA

Jade has been a music journalist for Quip since 2014 and enjoys the entire spectrum of music thanks to her family of musicians and music lovers. A native of Chicago, now living in Southern California, Jade works as a linguist. When she isn’t writing for Quip or working on something linguistics-related, she enjoys reading, volunteering with non-profit organizations, and traveling.

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JORI HALPERN
Photographer, New York, USA

Jori Halpern is a creative storyteller with a deep passion for music and culture in New York City. Her fascination with people has driven her to travel and live abroad, where she discovered that art and music bridge cultural differences. Through her lens, she aims to immerse viewers in these universal experiences, capturing the essence of connection and diversity.

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JESS SMITH
Writer, Chicago, USA

Jess has been a professional writer since the wide-eyed age of nine years old. Twenty-two years later she’s become a slightly less wide-eyed 31-year-old with experience as a tech writer and music journalist. When she’s not fueling what may or may not be a tattoo addiction with some new skin art, she’s hanging out with her cats, discovering new experimental tunes, or binging on the latest true crime documentaries. 

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KATERYNA TOPOL
Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Toronto, Canada

Kateryna is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of QuipMag.com. The magazine is a personal passion project that turned into a recognized North American niche music publication with contributors across the continent and beyond. Kateryna also currently holds a seat on the FACTOR jury board.

Still very much actively writing herself she can be often spotted in photo pits of various stages across the city and sharing live from international music festivals showcasing a range of genres from indie to reggae, to obscure sub-genres of electronic.

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LAURA ELEY
Writer, Toronto, Canada

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MANNY DIAZ
Photographer, Chicago, USA

Manny is a freelance photographer from Chicago that focuses mainly on concerts. He received his big break in 2012 and hasn’t stopped since. He is a recent Graphic Design graduate from The Illinois Institute of Art in Chicago. His spare time is occupied by spending time with friends and his puppy, Loki.

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MATEO WILCHES
Photographer, New York, USA

Born in Bogota, Colombia now in New York. From a young age, art has always been a part of my life. Although photography came to me after high school, it rapidly became my passion and natural to me. Ever since I have been developing my own style. I enjoy working in the music industry since it gives me the freedom to express myself with no boundaries. I expect to keep moving forward and enjoy the process and every opportunity that comes my way.


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MICHAEL HANNA
Writer, Chicago, USA

Michael Hanna is a musician and actor based in Chicago, IL. He plays with Naked Brunch and Ready Freddie. He loves fiction, bread, and accidentally brings the mood down at a party by playing sad music.

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MYLES HEROD
Photographer, Toronto, Canada

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NATHAN MILLER

Writer, London, UK

Nathan is a writer based in the UK. A music aficionado from a young age, he loves discovering and writing about new artists.

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NATHANIEL WINDISCH
Photographer, Albuquerque, USA

Nathaniel Windisch is a photographer/videographer based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Capturing performances is challenging yet so rewarding, he believes photography is capable of transcending the sentiments of every day, a brief moment in time, frozen, to forever live on. These are the moments he aims to always pursue. 

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NIALL FITZGERALD
Writer, Boston, USA

Niall Fitzgerald is a Bostonian living in Boston. He has written for the New York-based music blog The Note and is an avid fan of music and dive bars. He once shared a bike lane on Sandy Boulevard with Steve Malkmus.

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OLIVIA JONES
Writer, New York, USA

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PHASE
Photographer & Videographer, Chicago, USA

Phase is a videographer currently based in Chicago, Illinois. He started off his creative process producing music with his friends in high school, which developed into creating content centered around promoting their music. This kicked off a lifelong journey and passion for content production. As a full-time videographer and editor, he now works on a wide range of content, ranging from commercials to live shows and documentaries, but always stays intimately close to his roots in music.

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RYAN ROSE
Writer, New York, USA

Ryan Rose is a photographer, writer, and avid cartoonist based in Brooklyn, NY. She enjoys discovering new music across all genres and listening as she rollerblades through the streets of NYC.

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SAGE HUSTON
Writer, Chicago, USA

Sage Huston is a sketch comedian and tennis ruffian in Chicago. She loves hiking and forcing her friends to listen to folk music on road trips. Recent favorites include Becca Mancari and Skyway Man. 

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SHERRON SHABAZZ
Writer, Chicago, USA

Sherron likes big butts and he cannot lie. In addition, he is a freelance writer with an intense passion for hoops and Hip-Hop culture. He’s shared his opinions for various outlets including SLAM Online, Swish Appeal, and HipHopDX.com. Currently, Sherron interviews the biggest and brightest artists in rap at TheRealHip-Hop.com.

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SOFIA CHAUDRUC
Writer, New York, USA

Sofia Chaudruc is a Chicagoan who currently lives in Brooklyn. After attending university in Montreal, she was an Assistant Editor & Videographer for a research publication while also working for a music publishing & sync licensing company. Now assisting with artist agreements for concerts and festivals, she loves to cook with overpriced ingredients and attend underpriced concerts when not working.

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STEPHEN CAISSIE
Photographer, Toronto, Canada

Stephen is a self-taught photographer living and working in Toronto. His forte is portraiture, of the editorial and fashion sort, although he does have a bit of a soft spot for landscapes. He also enjoys ghost town hunting in and around southern Ontario, collecting and refinishing antiques, learning Japanese, and designing logos for heavy metal bands in far-off countries. He shares his home with a wonderfully supportive wife and a completely indifferent cat.

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VIDAL N. GRANADOS
Writer, Chicago/Los Angeles, USA

Vidal has been writing reviews for movies, video games, and music albums/concerts for the past three years. Since watching The Beatles movie, “A Hard Days Night”, he has always wanted to write about the people behind the music. In his free time, Vidal watches old boxing matches, attends local open mics, or tries to catch up on sleep.  Writer, beginner photographer, unprofessional beatboxer, out-of-shape skater, collector of cassette tapes, Nintendo fan. 

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