Production Expert is pleased to announce the appointment of respected music technology journalist Stephen Fortner as Editor of our forthcoming specialist blog Synth Expert.
With over two decades of experience as a writer for leading music technology publications, Stephen Fortner brings a unique combination of talent, insight and a contact list to die for to the position. He began freelance writing for Keyboard Magazine in 1998, became its full-time Technical Editor at the start of 2006, and its Editor in Chief in early 2009. In that role, he was responsible for all editorial planning (print, website, and social media), staff and freelancer management, budget management, artist relations, and client/advertiser relations. He oversaw two major redesigns of the print magazine and website. He also grew the social media audience to over 100,000 followers, and his extensive relationships help secured monthly interviews with top musical artists. In fall 2015 he stepped into a contributor-only Editor at Large role at Keyboard to launch his own content and communications firm, Fortner Media.
Managing Editor Russ Hughes:
When we considered launching Synth Expert we knew it would take someone with considerable experience and excellent industry contacts. Stephen is that person. He has a broad set of skills all built around a superb track record in helping synth fans get the very best information about products and the people who both make and use them. To say we are delighted with this appointment is an understatement.
Stephen Fortner on the appointment:
The stable of ‘Expert’ DAW and music production sites has become a highly trusted resource for musicians, recordists, and equipment manufacturers alike, thanks to their mix of how-to tutorials, product reviews, and insight. Russ’ track record with other sites gives us a great head start, and the group’s independence puts it in a position to respond nimbly and intimately to reader and industry needs. I am very excited for Fortner Media to be helming a new ‘Expert’ site!
The Synth Expert web site will launch Summer 2017 and will feature news, reviews, and tips and tricks for those who love synth hardware and software both old and new.
For more information visit www.synth-expert.com