In his third decade in the music industry, Stephen has worked in marketing, been a radio plugger, hosted radio shows, worked in record stores, programmed BIGSOUND and launched tech platforms, but at his heart is just a giant music nerd. In 2021, the opportunity to become the custodian of TheMusic.com.au arose and he grabbed it, with the goal of joining Purple Sneakers, Countrytown and Kill Your Stereo in flying the flag for great music journalism and great Australian music.
Stephen loves his family, The Beach Boys, politics and chart statistics. You can decide which order.
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