Kris Needs
Kris Needs (born 2 July 1954) is a British journalist and author, known for writings on music from the 1970s onwards. He became editor of ZigZag in August 1977 at 23 and wrote biographies of stars inc...
Mosco Carner
Mosco Carner (born Mosco Cohen) (15 November 1904 – 3 August 1985) was an Austrian-born British musicologist, conductor and critic. He wrote on a wide range of music subjects, but was particularly kn...
Adrian Jack
Adrian Frederick Joseph Jack (born 16 March 1943, England) is a British Composer.
Adrian Jack was born on 16 March 1943, in Datchet, near Slough, Buckinghamshire, England. He was educated at Merch...
Roger Cotterrell
Roger Cotterrell is the Anniversary Professor of Legal Theory at Queen Mary, University of London and was made a Fellow of the British Academy in 2005. Previously he was the Acting Head of the Depart...
Patrick Carnegy, 15th Earl of Northesk
Patrick Charles Carnegy, 15th Earl of Northesk (born 23 September 1940) is a British hereditary peer, journalist and scholar.Carnegy was educated at Rugby School and Trinity Hall, Cambridge, matricula...
Wilfrid Mellers
Wilfrid Howard Mellers OBE (26 April 1914 – 17 May 2008) was an English music critic, musicologist and composer.
Born in Leamington, Warwickshire, Mellers was educated at the local Leamington Coll...
Simon Price
Simon Price (born 25 September 1967, Barry, Wales) is a British music journalist and author. He is known for his weekly review section in The Independent on Sunday and his book Everything (A Book Ab...
Mary Miller (artistic director)
Mary Miller is General and Artistic Director at the Bergen National Opera, in Bergen, Norway.She began her career as concert violinist, working internationally until 1990. She became chief music criti...
Robert Matthew-Walker
Robert Matthew-Walker (b. Lewisham, London, 23 July 1939) is an English writer, editor, marketer, producer, broadcaster and composer, mainly involved in classical music.Robert Matthew-Walker was born ...
J. B. Steane
John Barry Steane (12 April 1928 – 17 March 2011) was an English music critic, musicologist, literary scholar and teacher, with a particular interest in singing and the human voice. His 36-year career...
Julian Budden
Julian Medforth Budden, BA, BMus (9 April 1924, Hoylake, Wirral – 28 February 2007, Florence, Italy) was a British opera scholar, radio producer and broadcaster. He is particularly known for his three...
Kitty Empire
Kitty Empire is the pen name of a British writer and music critic, currently writing for The Observer.
Empire was born in Montreal, Quebec in 1970 and brought up in Canada, Italy and Egypt before ...
Nick Kent
Nick Kent (born 24 December 1951) is a British rock critic and musician.
Nick Kent, along with writers Paul Morley, Charles Shaar Murray, Paul Rambali and Danny Baker, is widely considered one of ...
David Cairns (writer)
David Cairns (born David Adam Cairns, 8 June 1926, Loughton, Essex) is a British journalist, non-fiction writer and musician. He is a leading authority on the life of Berlioz.
He is the son of the...
Sinclair Traill
Eric Sinclair Traill (1905 – 11 January 1981) was a British publisher, chief editor, and music critic of jazz. His career began in 1946, when he launched Pick Up as a locus for serious jazz criticism...
Elizabeth Forbes (musicologist)
Elizabeth Forbes (3 August 1924 - 22 October 2014) was an English author, music critic, and musicologist who specialised in writing about opera. Her main areas of interest were 19th- and 20th-century ...
Snowboy
Snowboy (a.k.a. Mark Cotgrove) is a UK-based Afro-Cuban percussionist, bandleader, DJ, music critic, journalist and music promoter.Featured in the Who's Who of Latin American Music, Snowboy has releas...
Chris Welch
Chris Welch (born 1941) is a music journalist, reviewer and critic with Melody Maker, famous during the 1960s and 1970s for reporting on the rise of such bands as Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Pin...
Ian MacDonald
Ian MacCormick (known by the pseudonym Ian MacDonald; 3 October 1948 – 20 August 2003) was a British music critic and author, best known for both Revolution in the Head, his forensic history of the Be...
Kodwo Eshun
Kodwo Eshun (born 1967) is a British-Ghanaian writer, theorist and filmmaker. He studied English Literature (BA Hons, MA Hons) at University College, Oxford University, and Romanticism and Modernism ...
Nik Cohn
Nik Cohn (also written Nick Cohn) is a British rock journalist, born in London in 1946.
Cohn was brought up in Derry, in Northern Ireland, the son of historian Norman Cohn and Russian writer Vera ...
William Glock
Sir William Frederick Glock, CBE (3 May 1908 – 28 June 2000) was a British music critic and musical administrator.
Glock was born in London. He read history at the University of Cam...
George Hogarth
George Hogarth (6 September 1783 – 12 February 1870) eldest son of Robert Hogarth, a farmer, and his wife, Mary Scott, was a Scottish newspaper editor, music critic, and musicologist. He authored seve...
Michael de Koningh
Michael de Koningh is a contemporary British music journalist specialising in Jamaican music, reggae afrobeat and afrofunk.He writes books, articles and reviews in UK musical magazines (Record Collect...
Herman Klein
Herman Klein (born Hermann Klein; 23 July 1856 – 10 March 1934) was an English music critic, author and teacher of singing. Klein's famous brothers included Charles and Manuel Klein. His second wife...