Music and Tech Journalist, Freelance (Billboard, Forbes, MBW)
Cherie Hu is an award-winning writer and podcaster documenting how technology is transforming the business of music and culture. She writes regularly for Billboard, Forbes and Music Business Worldwide, with additional bylines in Variety, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone and the Columbia Journalism Review. In 2017, at age 21, she received the Reeperbahn Festival’s inaugural award for Music Business Journalist of the Year. Her biweekly email newsletter Water & Music reaches over 3,000 readers, from budding artists and managers to execs at major labels, and is currently expanding into a podcast and online community on her Patreon page (patreon.com/cheriehu). She has appeared as an expert commentator for CNBC, CGTN America and SiriusXM Volume, and has spoken at over 25 conferences to date, including but not limited to Music Biz, SXSW, Midem, Sónar+D, the DIY Musician Conference and the Web Summit.