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Thursday, January 01, 2009

All About EQ

EQ Music was created in 2005 originally as Electroqueer.com - a pop and electronic music blog featuring new and exciting music written by American born, London living music enthusiast Raj Rudolph. Not satisfied with just the radio-friendly and Top 40 chart music that gets playlisted and promoted by the UK and US music industry, EQ's mission of discovering relevant and inspiring new pop talent quickly caught on and since then has emerged as a noted and respected online music tastemaker.

EQ Music has captured a devoted worldwide audience with well over half a million unique visitors in 2010 and has featured hundreds of music interviews with some of pop's finest including Lady Gaga, Adam Lambert, Hurts, Eric Saade, Robyn, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Scissor Sisters, Imogen Heap, Darren Hayes, Dangerous Muse, Róisín Muphy, Sam Sparro, Lights, Frankmusik, Martin Solveig and BT.  

In June of 2008, together with London's DJ AdamixEQ Live was let loose on London's live music scene and was one of the first music blogs that moved from blog page to stage.  Based in London's fashionable Shoreditch area, EQ Live has become a key fixture in the calendar for pop music fans and music industry talent-spotters alike who are hungry to see new and exciting talent debut on the stage.  

EQ Live has showcased some of the most exciting and on-the-cusp independent pop and electronica artists, some of which have eventually become signed by major labels including;  The Good Natured (UK - EMI/Parlophone), Christian Burns (UK - Armada Music), Graffiti6 (UK - Capitol), Bright Light Bright Light (UK - Aztec Records), Ro Danishei (USA - BMG), Nicolo Festa (UK X-Factor), Luciana (UK), Simon Curtis (USA), Andrea Lewis (Canada), Bim (UK), Parralox (Australia), Johnny Lazer (UK) and Antigone (Australia).

Expanding upon their experience in the live area, EQ was the first pop music blog to launch their own national American club tour.  The EQ Music Tour featuring Adam Tyler kicked off in August 2011 and made it's way across the nation hitting 13 major markets including New York City, Chicago, Florida, Texas and California.

Major label or independent, big budget or small, UK to worldwide - all pop and electronic music is up for discussion and review at EQ Music.  At it's heart, EQ is first and foremost a fun place to discover new music, download free mp3s, watch music videos and discover new pop and electronic music; written with a fun and constructive tone, which leaves the blog bitching behind.

EQ Music was nominated for "Best Blog" in the 2009/2010/2011 Record Of The Day Awards for music journalism and was a finalist for "Best Music Blog" in the 2010 BT Digital Music Awards. EQ Music was also chosen as a respected tastemaker in the BBC Sound Of 2011/2012 yearly features. 

Even Lady Gaga is a fan and has proclaimed in one of her first online interviews - "I TOO am an Electroqueer!"  name!

Meet The EQ Music Teamr a name!

Raj Raj Rudolph
Editor and Publisher / Brand Development
eq@electroqueer.com

Raj has been a pop and electronic music lover ever since he heard Madonna's iconic debut album.  Raj divides his time on EQ by blogging about new music, interviewing musicians, quietly spazzing out at gigs and organizing EQ's showcases, club nights and tours.  Raj is American and has been living in London since July of 2000 and has no plans to move back any time soon. Raj also works in the digital video production field and is the Marketing Director for new music brand - Poptronik.

Mandy Mandy Rogers
New Music Blogger

mandy@electroqueer.com

Mandy has been a massive part of EQ ever since it's inception.  She runs the EQ Facebook page, blogs, tweets and regularly discovers new artists and talent to be featured on EQ. When she's not being a domestic diva, you can usually find Mandy online socializing with musicians and other pop music lovers alike.

Javi Lopez
Pop Culture Blogger
javi@electroqueer.com

Not the average trashy teenager and hardly someone that can stay quiet for a second. Javi can never get enough of pop culture, Always lurking for new obsessions to stalk and talk about and always looking for something more fabulous - this is the Javi ethos. Javi is a party-boy and likes to dance ON things. Javi has been on the pop scene since the internet was created. Failure is never an option for Javi.

Jordan Jordan Meehan
Contemporary Music Blogger
jordan@electroqueer.com

Jordan is a full time student and a full time music and pop culture addict. Refusing rehab for his addictions to music and pop culture, Jordan spends his time immersed in cyberspace and the live music scenes of Washington, DC and New York. While his taste in music ranges from jazz and big band to heavy metal and Britpop, pop and dance music remain at the top of his list. He’s currently kept busy maintaining his big hair and constantly worried that Twitter will completely envelop his life.

Policy Bit
If the artist, management or copyright owner object to any content on this website, please email us and we will remove it promptly. We support all the artists and musicians featured on EQ Music and promote music sales and legal mp3 downloads.

New Pop or Electronic Artist?  PR?  Management?  Label?
EQ will review you or your artist's music as long as it's suitable for this blog. In other words, don't email us with heavy metal requests or indie rock stuff!  Due to the extremley high level of submissions we get daily, we can't respond to every email, but we will let you know if we plan on featuring you or your artist on EQ

For editorial consideration on EQ Music - please email eq@electroqueer.com

Feel free to add us to your email distribution list on eq@electroqueer.com and send physical promo to:

EQ Music - Raj Rudolph
305 Manhattan Buildings
60 Fairfield Road
London - E3 2UQ  UNITED KINGDOM

What else do we do? 
Aside from running this monster of a website, the EQ Music team is available for the following list of services.  Email eq@electroqueer.com for more information.

  • London and international DJ sets
  • Guest speakers
  • Biography development for artists and bands
  • Club tour planning and booking
  • London event planning and booking
  • Live webcasts
  • Artist and tour management

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  • We don't just blog about pop stars, we talk to them too! EQ is committed to "digging a little deeper" and "getting closer" to generate original pop content that goes beyond the average pop waffling and news bytes so that you are always "in the know" from the artists themselves.

    From the mega stars like Lady Gaga and Adam Lambert to the latest indie sensations like Bright Light Bright Light and Simon Curtis, to the electronica and pop pioneers like Imogen Heap and Erasure, to X-Factor creations like Joe McElderry and Shayne Ward, they all have contributed some great interviews to EQ.

    Click here to access our extensive EQ interview archive.

    "I too am an Electroqueer!"
    LADY GAGA interview

  • Click here for more EQ interviews with the likes of Lee Ryan, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Monarchy, Example, Calvin Harris, Blake Lewis, Ou Est Le Swimming Pool, Agnes, Erasure, Imogen Heap, Roisin Murphy, Little Boots, Patrick Wolf, Lights, Basshunter, Frankmusik, Dragonette & Darren Hayes to name a few...

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