Hi! I’m Max Freedman. I’m a freelance culture (mostly music) writer and editor with bylines in FACT, The A.V. Club, Vinyl Me Please, Bandcamp, Under the Radar, FLOOD, Paste, DIY, ThrdCoast, and more. I’m also the managing editor of the lovely Nordic music- and festival-focused blog Nordic Spotlight. My complete archive of posts for Nordic Spotlight can be found here.

Topics I like to write about include, but certainly aren’t limited to: art by LGBTQ+ creators (especially QTPOC) and how queer art and media impacts the world; creators who break harmful gender, sexuality, and race norms; the most interesting new artists in electronic, pop, and rock music;  lists of, and opinions on, what an artist or label’s best songs or albums are; and more. I think a really good example of some of my interests is my profile of the Chicago-based music-and-other platform Futurehood for Bandcamp Daily.

Photo by Tori Serazi (@aestheticktock)

Get to know me a bit via the social media links in the top-right corner of this website. Feel free to pitch me on writing for you or writing about someone you work with. I read all emails and listen to/watch most submissions I receive, but I can’t guarantee that I’ll email you back. The Contact section of this website will tell you how to get in touch. Onward!