Hello there, I’m going to keep this brief. My name is Simon and I am an experienced Content Producer, Radio Producer and Writer (amongst other things). I’m a lover of music, radio, dancing and Larry David. I have worked for creative companies such as the BBC, Folded Wing, Shazam, and The Line Of Best Fit. I am currently based in Berlin. If you would like to get in touch, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Contributing and writing features, articles, interviews and reviews for music news website - The Line Of Best https://www.thelineofbestfit.com
Beyond making incredible content, Reform Radio uses the framework of an online station to support young adults into employment. A not-for-profit company that delivers employment and creative workshops and traineeships alongside genuine opportunities to develop and practice new skills within our industry standard radio station. Our radio community supports the wider community. My duties include interviewing guests, radio production, research, social media management and other general ad hoc tasks.
“Originality is a thing we constantly clamour for, and constantly quarrel with…” Everything Is Borrowed is a delve into the unoriginal, peering into the world of the remix, cover version and re-edit. This is a place to find the finest in loop digging, sample robbery, hook burglary and noise thievery, presented & produced by Si Edwards. Previous guests include Wyles & Simpson, Bastien Keb, Palace, Jono McCleery, Fade To Zaire and Throwing Shade.
For the first two years of my time at Shazam I worked as part of the music team. I was responsible for collating and searching for new music, liaising with record labels and artists, and adding catalogues and new releases to the Shazam database. During my role for the music team I also managed Shazam's social channels. In the eight month period that I managed Shazam's twitter account, I added around 80,000 followers to their profile. I then went on to work as part of the editorial team, contributing and writing music news stories which were part of the in-app News Feed feature. I was responsible for writing clear, concise and engaging content that went out to millions of users worldwide on a daily basis. This included weekly global charts, playlists, quizzes and interesting articles and stories revolving around Shazam's user activity and fast-moving tracks on the Shazam charts - with the goal of delivering content that was unique and distinctly Shazam. I was responsible for managing our editorial partnership with Apple - curating Shazam's Apple Music profile and helping promote Apple's content via the News Feed. During 2014 I was a figurehead in our partnership around the iTunes Festival. In four months we pushed over 3.8 million clicks to the iTunes Festival, with nearly 50% of those clicks contributed by my work via the news feed. I also worked as part of the team responsible for on-boarding artists on to the Shazam Official Artist Accounts project. Working alongside artists, management and record labels to get their acts verified with Shazam. As part of my role I was also responsible for interviewing A-List musicians and artists, helping deliver world class video content. I also worked as an assistant on live session video shoots alongside our production team.
Towards the beginning of 2011 I completed a month long placement at London based audio production company, Folded Wing. Working across various radio shows and audio projects for several companies; ranging from the BBC, The Red Bull Music Academy and The British Council. My duties included audio editing, researching, interviewing, music journalism, collating music reports and producing short audio features. After completing my internship I also did some freelance work for the company.
Working as Intern for the George Lamb morning show. My duties included researching and sourcing guests, researching for the shows features, making notes for the presenters, setting up the studio, updating the website, audio editing, updating the tracklist, ripping/burning CD’s, sending the music report and other general Runner duties.