Brian Wise

brianWiseBrian Wise was the Editor of Addicted To Noise‘s Australian site from 1997 – 2002. The site won two ONYA Awards as Best Online Music Magazine in 1999 & 2000. He has also been Editor since its reincarnation in 2013. He also presents the weekly music interview program Off The Record on 102.7 Triple R-FM ( in Melbourne. It is networked to 45+ stations across Australia on the Community Radio Network and is a four-time winner of the Best Music Program Award from the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. In 2012, it was nominated as a finalist in the Excellence in Music Programming category. Brian was also the Founding Editor & Publisher of Rhythms Magazine and is now its Senior Contributing Editor.

Michael Goldberg

Michael GoldbergMichael Goldberg is a distinguished pioneer in the online music space; Newsweek magazine called him an ‘Internet visionary.’ In 1994 he founded Addicted To Noise (ATN), the highly influential music web site. He was a senior vice-president and editor in chief at SonicNet from March 1997 through May 2000. In 1997, Addicted To Noise won Webby awards for best music site in 1998 and 1999, and also won Yahoo Internet Life! awards for three years running as best music site in 1998, 1999 and 2000. ATN was closed by MTV in 2001. Prior to starting Addicted To Noise, Goldberg was an editor and senior writer at Rolling Stone magazine for 10 years. His writing has also appeared in Wired, Esquire, Vibe, Details, Downbeat, NME and numerous other publications. Michael recently completed his first novel, Days of the Crazy-Wild, and is currently writing a second novel.

Roy Trakin


Roy Trakin is a pop culture critic, pop and rock music aficionado, published author and  online talk show host, not to mention diehard Mets/Knicks/Jets fan. Since 1992, this  Brooklyn-born, L.I.-raised Jewish American prince has been exiled in the depths of  the San Fernando Valley (south of the Boulevard, natch) he has written for most every rock publication that ever mattered (and no longer exists), as well as serving as Sr. Editor for HITS magazine and Hollywood Reporter/Billboard.

Des Cowley

Des CowleyDes Cowley is the Rare Printed Collections Manager at the State Library of Victoria, and has more than twenty years experience working with rare books.  He was a judge for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards in 1998-99 2003, and 2010, and is the book reviewer for music magazine Rhythms. He previously edited the literary broadside Overland Extra, and has, for many years, reviewed music books for ABC Gold Coast FM. In 2005, he co-curated the State Library of Victoria’s permanent exhibition Mirror of the World: Books and Ideas and is co-author of The World of the Book, published by Melbourne University Press in 2007.

Andrew Tanner

AndrewTannerAndrew has been variously a youth worker, freelance writer, Sony recording artist (once produced by T Bone Burnett) and currently a singer/guitarist with The Sand Pebbles. He is currently gainfully employed as the Creative Director for a national media company and wields his trusty ’72 blond Telecaster whenever the opportunity arises. Andrew was also a regular contributor to Addicted To Noise (Australia) in its first incarnation.

Ian McFarlane