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Even More About Aaron

Sometimes it matters what a person’s history is. For those of you who ARE curious who I am and what I’ve done, here it is!

First the now: I’m a music producer and writer. My background is mostly in music, entertainment and audio, which you can readily see when you take a look at my publications list. As for my career focus (ie: where I get most of my money), it’s in writing.

I still write in music and entertainment (obviously), but I also write in SaaS, IT, marketing, even health and fitness (I was a certified personal trainer). If you’re wondering if I can write in your industry, here’s a spoiler: yes. The fundamentals of sound marketing practice, compelling storytelling, and effective content are consistent across all verticals.

More? Well, I’ve been producing music and writing about the process and the business for 30 years, but for that whole time I’ve also been an athlete and martial artist.

As a musician and performer, I have a long history, but here are the highlights: I’ve produced tons of records, was once featured on BBC Radio I (as Third Option), was the 10th ranked slam poet in the world, created NQuit Music (which has had some kind of online presence for the entire time the web has existed), and I have a master’s degree from Stanford University in Music, Science and Technology.

Just this year, I’ve launched a teaching brand called Recording Like MacGyver, to help musicians and producers get the most out of their resources by deepening their knowledge.

The other thing you may notice if you’ve looked through my resume is that I’ve been a tech person for a lot of my professional career. I’ve done IT, tech support, various audio and video jobs, and most of all, was a professional web developer for many years. Probably my most notable project in that area was being lead developer on a re-write of the New York Times E-Edition site. I have no idea if my code still runs that site, but at least the header art is the same! 🙂

That’s a pretty short version of my story, but I think that’ll do for now. If you want to know more, feel free to email me at aaron@nquit.com!

— Aaron