About Us

It’s your pal at the bar, that friendly face by the stage, the first bookmark you click on each day. Consequence of Sound is the missing link between mainstream pop culture and the underground.

Since its inception in 2007, the Chicago-based online publication has accrued a monthly readership of nine million-plus for its reliability, precision, and character with regards to music and film. It’s a voice that wants to pat one’s shoulders, not stand on them.

The Internet is a digital playground. Consequence of Sound is the shiny set of swings that everyone races toward. We work off an enjoyable yet proven philosophy: share the fun. As such, our readers are loyal, persistent, and growing. Now, isn’t that what you’re looking for?

Consequence of Sound was crowned About.com’s Best Music Blog of 2010Technorati’s Most Influential Music Blog, and Style of Sound’s No. 2 Most Influential Music Blog.

Consequence of Sound is featured on Metacritic, Rotten Tomatoes, and Time Entertainment.

If you’re interested in advertising on Consequence of Sound, please click here.

For artist submissions, please send music to submissions@consequenceofsound.net.

For all other inquiries, including availability for radio and television interviews, please email us at info@consequenceofsound.net.


CEO & Publisher:
Alex Young

President & Editor-in-Chief:
Michael Roffman


Managing Editor:
Adam Kivel

Senior Editor:
Matt Melis

Associate Editor, Stories:
Sasha Geffen

Associate Editor, Features:
Philip Cosores

News Editor:
Ben Kaye

Assistant News Editor and New Music Editor:
Michelle Geslani

Film Editor, Reviews:
Dominick Mayer

Film Editor, Features:
Justin Gerber


Director of Marketing and Sales:
Dan Pfleegor

Digital Marketing Specialists:
Jay Gentile
Kevin McMahon
Philip Roffman


Senior Staff Writers:
Steven Arroyo
Ryan Bray
Collin Brennan
Dan Caffrey
Randall Colburn
Len Comaratta
Katherine Flynn
Blake Goble
Jon Hadusek
Nick Freed
Brian Josephs
Pat Levy
Sheldon Pearce
Lior Phillips
Derek Staples

Staff Writers:
Sean Barry
David Buchanan
Karen Gwee
Lyndsey Havens
Dusty Henry
Danielle Janota
Leah Pickett
Zack Ruskin
David Sackllah
Janine Schaults
Allison Shoemaker
Clint Worthington
Killian Young


Video Director:
Sami Jarroush

Alec Basse
Ryan Chun
Brandon Danzyger
Rachel Delehanty
Jillian Moore
Ben Petty
Emma Porter



Art Director:
Cap Blackard

Assistant Art Director:
Steven Fiche

Art Contributors:
Kailyn Boehm
Kristin Frenzel
Dmitri Jackson
Jacob Livengood
Virginia McCarthy
Matthew Vidalis


Director of Human Resources:
Matt Melis


Events Director:
Phillip Roffman


Contributing Photographers:
Robert Altman
Debi Del Grande
David Hall
Heather Kaplan
Ted Maider
Joshua Mellin
Cathy Poulton
Wei Shi
Nate Slevin
Clarissa Villondo



Doejo is the creator of this website. Mondial Creative Labs designed the Consequence of Sound 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.


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 5,349 other followers