Top 20 Most Influential Music Journalists in Social Media: #11 Erik Philbrook


Our #11 Most Influential Music Journalist in Social Media is Erik Philbrook. Erik Philbrook is the Editor in Chief of ASCAP (Playback Magazine), as well as the Assistant Vice President of Communications & Media. He currently resides in Brooklyn , New York.

Philbrook oversees various media channels such as website, print, magazine, e-newsletter and social media outlets. He also writes editorials, creates videos, as well as photo content.  He has interviewed many high profile musicians such as Tom Petty, John Mayer, Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora and Terry Lewis. Philbrook is also a song writer and musician himself.

Erik Philbrook  has his own band called The Brilliant Mistake. The band formed in New York City in 1994 when Philbrook met singer-songwriter-keyboardist Alan Walker while they were both working at publishing company Penguin USA. The first album was recorded in 1999 called All Hands & The Cook. The band’s second album, called Dumb Luck, was released in 2003.

Erik Philbrook’s Twitter has 759 followers and his Facebook page has 625 followers and 25 people “talking about this”. His YouTube account has almost 40,000 views, and over 36,000 views on his top viewed video. The top video has 157 “likes” and almost 30 comments. These metrics illustrate the amount of online exposure his media has gotten and how much his fans are engaged in his work. Check out Philbrook on his various social platforms such as his personal website,  @ErikPhilbrook on Twitter, YouTube, Google+ and Facebook, 

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