About Us

Consequence of Sound (CoS) is a Chicago-based online music publication devoted to the ever growing and always thriving worldwide music scene. Since its inception in 2007, CoS has reported on all of music’s breaking news, in addition to hyping new artists and cracking highly anticipated lineups for music festivals across the globe. With a committed staff of just over 50 writers, editors, graphic designers, and photographers, CoS continues to successfully push its way ahead of the engaging and highly competitive new media market.

Consequence of Sound was crowned About.com’s Best Music Blog of 2010 and Technorati’s Most Influential Music Blog.

Consequence of Sound is featured on Metacritic and Time Entertainment.

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CEO & Publisher:
Alex Young

President & Editor-in-Chief:
Michael Roffman


Managing Editor:
Adam Kivel

Senior Copy Editor:
Megan Ritt

Senior Editor:
Matt Melis

Associate Editors:
Chris Bosman
Sasha Geffen
Mike Madden

Research Editor:
Len Comaratta

News Editor:
Chris Coplan

Asst. News Editor:
Ben Kaye

New Music Editor:
Michelle Geslani


Director of Marketing and Sales:
Dan Pfleegor


Senior Staff Writers:
Dan Caffrey
Len Comaratta
Philip Cosores
Nick Freed
Justin Gerber
Tony Hardy
Drew Litowitz
Frank Mojica
Derek Staples

Staff Writers:
Steven Arroyo
Ryan Bray
Erin Carson
Katherine Flynn
Jon Hadusek
Henry Hauser
Bryant Kitching
Amanda Koellner
Erin Manning
Paula Mejia
Dan Pfleegor
Phillip Roffman
Zach Schonfeld
Josh Terry
David Von Bader
Caitlin White
Sam Willett


Video Director:
Sami Jarroush

Alec Basse
Sydney Botie
Ryan Chun
Brandon Danzyger
Rachel Delehanty
Jonathan Earley
Pat Levy
Jillian Moore
Tom Orr
Ben Petty
Emma Porter


Director of Aux.Out.:
Philip Cosores


Art Director:
Cap Blackard

Assistant Art Directors:
Steven Fiche
Drew Litowitz

Art Contributors:
Kailyn Boehm
Kristin Frenzel
Justin Hopkins
Dmitri Jackson
Tim Lukowiak
Virginia McCarthy
David Stanley
Bianca Triozzi
Mike Zell


Director of Human Resources:
Matt Melis


Events Coordinator:
Michael Zonenashvili


Contributing Photographers:
Jesse Bloch
Brad Bretz
Meghan Brosnan
Debi Del Grande
Martin Hamedani
Heather Kaplan
Ted Maider
Joshua Mellin
Chris Mullen
Nate Slevin
Chad Smith


Zander Porter

Doejo is the creator of this website. Mondial Creative Labs designed the Consequence of Sound logo. Alphabet Arm designed the Festival Outlook logo. Wasp Mobile designed the Consequence of Sound mobile app.

All content and opinions appearing on the site are intellectual property of Consequence of Sound.