Michael Goldberg is a distinguished pioneer in the online music space; Newsweek magazine called him an ‘Internet visionary.’ In 1994 he founded Addicted To Noise (ATN), the highly influential music web site. He was a senior vice-president and editor in chief at SonicNet from March 1997 through May 2000. In 1997, Addicted To Noise won a Webby award for best music site and a Yahoo Internet Life! award. While Goldberg was at SonicNet the site won Webby awards for best music site in 1998 and 1999, and also won Yahoo Internet Life! awards for three years running as best music site in 1998, 1999 and 2000. Prior to starting Addicted To Noise, Goldberg was an editor and senior writer at Rolling Stone magazine for 10 years. His writing has also appeared in Wired, Esquire, Vibe, Details, Downbeat, NME and numerous other publications. Michael recently completed his fictional Freak Scene Dream trilogy: “True Love Scars” (you can read the first chapter here), “Days of the Crazy-Wild” and “Beautiful Dying.” He writes a monthly column, The Drama You’ve Been Craving, for the Australian version of Addicted To Noise.
The photograph above is a self-portrait taken by Michael Goldberg. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.