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Even More About Aaron

If you’re curious who I am and what I’ve done, here it is!

First the now: I’m a music producer, audio engineer, writer, and web developer. My background is in music, entertainment and audio, which you can readily see when you take a look at my publications list. Along the way, I’ve developed a wide skill set that mostly centers around communication. I write, I make websites, I create content. For 20 years, my main freelance gig was web dev. Now I focus mostly on writing, but my web background means I’m an expert in things like SEO, usability, digital marketing, and so on.

I still write in music and entertainment (obviously), but I also write in SaaS, IT, marketing, even health and fitness (I was a certified personal trainer for a bit!). If you’re wondering if I can write in your industry, here’s a spoiler: yes. The fundamentals of sound marketing practice, compelling storytelling, and effective content are consistent across all verticals.

More? Well, I’ve been producing music and writing about the process and the business for 30 years, but for that whole time I’ve also been an athlete and martial artist. And I’ve been building web presences since the web was born. Yep!

As a musician and performer, I have a long history, but here are the highlights: I’ve produced tons of records, was once featured on BBC Radio I (as Third Option), was the 10th ranked slam poet in the world, created NQuit Music (which has had some kind of online presence for the entire time the web has existed), and I have a master’s degree from Stanford University in Music, Science and Technology.

Just this year, I launched a teaching brand called Recording Like MacGyver, to help musicians and producers get the most out of their resources by deepening their knowledge.

The other thing you may notice if you’ve looked through my resume is that I’ve been a tech person for a lot of my professional career. I’ve done IT, tech support, various audio and video jobs, including all those years as a freelance web developer. Probably my most notable project in that area was being lead developer on a re-write of the New York Times E-Edition site. I have no idea if my code still runs that site, but at least the header art is the same! 🙂

That’s a pretty short version of my story, but I think that’ll do for now. If you want to know more, feel free to email me at aaron@nquit.com!

— Aaron