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Emily Wittmann

Chief Executive Officer

Emily Wittmann

emily.wittmann@musictimesco.com

Emily is a talented media marketing executive with over twenty years of broad renowned experience in the entertainment industry. Her particular expertise is in maximizing her clients’ exposure in cable, broadcast, print and online media. She has a unique knack for collaborating with talent, artists, producers and directors to develop effective imaging and strategic marketing campaigns.

She has worked as Vice President for Universal Music group, Visual Marketing for Island/Def Jam, VP Video Promotion with A&M Records, media/marketing consultant with Witt’s End Marketing & Media serving clients such as Channel One Network. Prior, Emily ran Nick Records, the music label for Nickelodeon/MTV Networks working with talent, Drake Bell and Jamie Lynn Spears in addition to animated properties that included SpongeBob and Dora the Explorer. Emily also spent time as Vice President of Marketing at Edel Entertainment and has been part of the T.J. Martell Foundation’s Family Day for the last 10 years.

Her drive and passion for going beyond the expected and creating integrated strategic plans that bring together all lines of business make her a workforce in today’s marketplace.

Logan K. Young

Editor

Logan K. Young

l.young@classicalite.com

Classically-trained, modernistically-inclined, Classicalite editor-in-chief Logan K. Young has played in symphony orchestras, opera pits, jazz combos, marching bands (and even the occasional power trio). While at the University of South Carolina, he studied trumpet, composition and conducting--summering at festivals such as Brevard, Tanglewood and Bang on a Can. His later European study includes courses under the late German composer, Karlheinz Stockhausen. As a writer, Young's classical criticism has been published everywhere from New York Magazine to the Baltimore Sun to Paris Transatlantic; meanwhile, his writing on popular music, sports and culture-at-large has been featured on NPR, ESPN and VICE. In 2011, Young served as editorial director for the CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival. More recently, he won an Annenberg/Getty Fellowship to the Arts Journalism Program at that other USC--the University of Southern California. A voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, he'll soon be doing jury duty for the Bessie Awards. Logan's book, Mauricio Kagel: A Semic Life, can be found on the most discerning of discount racks.

James Inverne

CONTRIBUTING EDITOR

James Inverne

j.inverne@classicalite.com

Classicalite contributing editor James Inverne wears many hats, not least as a leading arts journalist who has in previous incarnations been the editor of Gramophone, as well as European performing arts correspondent for TIME Magazine, and now also runs an artist management company for a select list of classical musicians. He has published five books and won two major awards for journalism. He is also a frequent broadcaster and has been heard and seen on networks including BBC radio and television, CNN, NPR's "All Things Considered" and "Soundcheck," as well as Classic FM. His many other writing credits include the Wall Street Journal, Opera News, Sunday Telegraph and Playbill.com. He himself enjoys devouring the arts in its many and varied forms and is overjoyed that his son is now old enough so that James can pretend he's buying Marvel comics as a present for him. He's missed them.

Louise Burton

Contributing Writer

Louise Burton

Louise Burton, Classicalite's staff writer, writes about subjects as disparate as classical music and technology startups. She has worked for The Instrumentalist Magazine, the Ravinia Festival and a technology incubator in Chicago, Ill. She studied French horn performance at Northwestern University and won a fellowship to Indiana University where she studied arts journalism with Peter Jacobi. She has performed in ensembles throughout the Chicago area. Her approach to music and life can best be described as: "If it's worth doing, it's worth doing creatively." Sadly, this does not apply to balancing a checkbook or figuring income tax, but she considers anything else in life to be fair game.