Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Erlewine in 2017
Born (1973-06-18) June 18, 1973 (age 48)
Other namesTom Erlewine
Alma materUniversity of Michigan
OccupationMusic critic
EmployerAllMusic, freelancer
Spouse(s)Stephanie Erlewine (m. 2017)
RelativesMichael Erlewine (uncle)

Stephen Thomas Erlewine (/ˈɜːrlwn/; born June 18, 1973) is an American music critic and senior or for the online music database AllMusic. He is the author of many artist biographies and record reviews for AllMusic, as well as a freelance writer, occasionally contributing liner notes.[1][2]

Erlewine was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and is a nephew of the former musician and AllMusic founder Michael Erlewine.[3][4] He studied at the University of Michigan, where he majored in English, and was a music or (1993–94) and then arts or (1994–1995) of the school's paper The Michigan Daily, and DJ'd at the campus radio station, WCBN.[5] He has contributed to a number of books, including All Music Guide to Rock: The Definitive Guide to Rock, Pop, and Soul[6] and All Music Guide to Hip-Hop: The Definitive Guide to Rap & Hip-Hop.[7]

References[]

  1. ^ Crs for Stephen Thomas Erlewine at AllMusic. Retrieved June 14, 2015.
  2. ^ Walters, John (2003-06-17). "All About the Music: Web Site a Treasure Trove of Reviews, Bios". Redeye. The Chicago Tribune. p. 28.
  3. ^ Jenkins, Terry. Biography of Michael Erlewine at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
  4. ^ Smith, Ernie (2016-09-24). "The Story of AllMusic, the Internet's Largest, Most Influential Music Database". Vice. Vice Media Group. Retrieved 2021-06-06. By the way, Stephen is related to Michael Erlewine—his nephew, to be exact.
  5. ^ Walters, John (2003-07-07). "Guide Editor: All Music, All the Time". The Hartford Courant. p. D4.
  6. ^ Bogdanov, Vladimir; Woodstra, Chris; Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (2003). All music guide to the blues: the definitive guide to the blues. San Francisco, CA; Berkeley, CA; Milwaukee, WI: Backbeat Books ; Distributed to the Book trade in the U.S. and Canada by Publishers Group West ; Distributed to the music trade in the U.S. and Canada by Hal Leonard. ISBN 978-0-87930-736-3. OCLC 51389035.
  7. ^ "All Music Guide to Hip-Hop". Backbeat Books. Hal Leonard Books. Retrieved April 24, 2011.

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