About

Miné Salkin is a writer, producer and multimedia journalist originally from Vancouver, currently working on a new documentary television series with Killawatt Productions Inc.
In late 2011 she returned from living abroad in the the North West UK, where she worked predominantly as a freelance arts and culture writer. She reported on the Liverpool arts and music scene for Seven StreetsBido Lito! Magazine, and has produced a video piece for the Liverpool Echo Music Blog. She also served as the web editor for Bido Lito Magazine, and was Assistant Editor for the Polyphonic Pixel, an online music magazine.
Although her area of specialization is music journalism, she has written for various publications such as The Globe and Mail, Metro Newspaper, Exclaim!, The Block Magazine, SPIN Earth, Sustainability Television, The Tyee, and has served as the Under Review editor for Discorder Magazine.
Miné studied philosophy and english literature at the University of British Columbia and graduated from the Master of Journalism program in 2010. For her thesis she produced a short documentary called Remixing Culture, a film that explores the intersection between remixed music and open source
technology. It was published by the University of Copenhagen’s online academic journal, AudioVisual Thinking.

5 thoughts on “About”

  1. miné, i feel this bio lacks in nothingness. does this mean nothingness is like the emperor’s new clothes? *insert affectionate consternation here*

  2. Hi Mine

    Can you get this out there to your musical people and get them to enter? It would be great if you could…!

    Cheers

    Liz
    LIVERPOOL BANDS URGED TO ENTER GIG COMPETITION

    There’s still time for talented bands to enter a music competition to win the chance to experience the gig of their lives in front of a lively city audience.

    The online contest will see the winning band on the iconic Superlambana stage at next year’s Mathew Street Festival as well as jamming in pubs and clubs ahead over the coming months.

    Brand manager for stage sponsor Marston’s EPA, Rachel Whillock said: “It’s every young band’s dream to get up in front of an enthusiastic audience and do their stuff, but it’s difficult to make it happen.

    “As we’re sponsoring the stage over the next two years, we wanted to give talented up-and-coming bands the opportunity to get out there and get spotted. It’s easy to enter and FREE! What’s not to like?”

    Bands need to be unsigned, and upload a YouTube video to enter. Voting will take place after the festival. The winner will win a live gig at the Marston’s EPA Superlambanana stage in 2012 and a warm up gig at the Liverpool Music Festival in 2011, plus the chance to play at Marston’s venues across the region. Send entries to http://www.marstonsepa.co.uk/mathewst/ by September 1, 2011.

    At this year’s event, the stage on Tithebarn Street will have sounds from Canada and Australia and will also reflect Liverpool’s Radical City theme for 2011 with music from Dylan, Sex Pistols and Neil Young tributes.

    Once the finalists have been chosen, there will be an X-Factor-style chance to vote online for favourite bands to pick the winner.

    For more details, go to: http://www.marstonsepa.co.uk/mathewst/

    ends

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