Chris Horkan

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Hey! Manchester music blog

Posted on February 7, 2009 Comments Off on Hey! Manchester music blog

As an independent music promoter in Manchester, I’ve built up considerable knowledge of the city’s music community, including bands, labels, promoters, venues, festivals, websites and blogs. I’m also in touch with many of the artists, plus those visiting the city to play here.

I therefore feel I’m in a good position to write about music in Manchester, and a blog is the best way to do so. Launched in late January 2009, the Hey! Manchester music blog features profiles, news, previews and multimedia – including embedded videos and audio. I also ask artists to contribute unreleased tracks and answers to questions that I pose.

Within a few days of launching the site began gaining subscribers via RSS, email and Twitter, and was featured as the Manchester Evening News’ blog of the week.

About Chris Horkan

I'm a journalist and web developer based in Manchester, England. I specialise in arts, culture, technology and the internet.