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Matt C. - Editor in Chief J. Moncrief - Managing Director / Staff Photographer
Dod M. - Staff Photographer Anni Thyme - Staff Photographer
Jen Reightley - Staff Photographer Pix Tracy - Photographer
Staff Reporters: Louie Bones Jo Problems Gio Van Dam Ryan Redondo
Music Scene Reporters: Payne Rex Holmes Events Coordinator: Mike A.
New York Johnny - Overseas Reporter Daniel N. - Columnist Sean H. - Administration
Julie P. - Graphics Patrick N. - Programming
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For the past 15+ years in a digital online format Big Wheel Media has been out photographing, filming and capturing all kinds of subjects. Volumes of photos have been published in a variety of magazines, used on many CD’s, posters and various products as well. Our client list includes many of the biggest names in music and we always enjoy working with new emerging artists as well. This site has become one of the definitive sources for show photos, show reviews, all types of music related content as well as the show listings calendar.
In it's inception, the Big Wheel Media staff would go out and cover many gigs and concerts everywhere, major action sports events and music lifestyle related pieces and put it all on the news section on the Team Goon website. Soon the news section on Team Goon was seeing a heavy amount of traffic to it each month.
From there the response to what we were doing was overwhelming. It then evolved into a media company of sorts as you see it today where we perform photo shoots, provide content that is syndicated, documentation and historical archive as well as video services. Now it is Big Wheel Magazine.
Many of the photos taken have been published in a variety of magazines, used on many CD’s, posters and shirts as well to name a few of the outlets.
Our extensive collection of photos spans over 700,000 images and grows daily. The images range from music, skateboarding, events, lifestyle, street life, buildings, land marks and everything in between that documents history as it is happening. What is seen here is a small collection of that to share with the global village.
We also have a large stock photo collection that spans the gambit of subject matter that is available for purchase or licensing.
Big Wheel Magazine is a web based music magazine that covers live music concerts, does album, DVD and book reviews, contest giveaways, video documentation, relevant news, extensive show listing page, press releases as well as graphic design services on contract. All of our content is 100% original and produced by our staff. We also offer a Page 2 feature which allows time conscious viewers to view all recently published content in one place. Our monthly and year end editorials are often very topical and are generally anticipated by viewers as the start of each month approaches. We are frequently called upon by larger media outlets to assist them with production and promotion of projects such as “What we do is Secret”, “American Hardcore” as well as various projects by Sony Pictures and other major outlets. We have been sought out by numerous musical artists to provide them with photographs, press material and other marketing insight.
Base philosophy: Below is a line from the 2007 movie - Ratatouille that seemed to resonate so well. All you need to do is change to word food to music. This will give you that extra insight into why the Big Wheels turn the way they do.
Anton Ego the food critic at the end of the movie said: In many ways, the work of a critic is easy. We risk very little yet enjoy a position over those who offer up their work and their selves to our judgment. We thrive on negative criticism, which is fun to write and to read. But the bitter truth we critics must face, is that in the grand scheme of things, the average piece of junk is probably more meaningful than our criticism designating it so. But there are times when a critic truly risks something, and that is in the discovery and defense of the new. The world is often unkind to new talent, new creations -the new needs friends. Last night, I experienced something new, an extraordinary meal from a singularly unexpected source. To say that both the meal and its maker have challenged my preconceptions about fine cooking is a gross understatement. They have rocked me to my core. In the past, I have made no secret of my disdain for Chef Gusteau's famous motto: Anyone can cook. But I realize, only now do I truly understand what he meant. Not everyone can become a great artist, but a great artist can come from anywhere.
Since Big Wheel is not in a desperate position to be forced to grow an audience like many magazine sites out there, we find that there is no need to take the easy and un-original path and publish negative content -Plus we don't like to waste our staff's time on counter-productive activities.
Goals: As a publication our goal is to keep the public informed and up to date on relevant events that are happening worldwide as well as providing content in a timely manner. We cover major music artists that are in the forefront of the music scene all the way to the emerging artist of tomorrow, before they are well known to the audience at large. We strive to keep a positive tone throughout our magazine, as we feel that there are enough media outlets that provide negative content -which is actually a very un-original approach.
Demographics: Our primary audience is in the age range of 13-25 with a secondary committed audience that is comprised of viewers in the age bracket 26-35+.
Services: Not only does Big Wheel Magazine act as a source for music related news, but we also provide consultation, art and design services. Our staff members who focus on graphic design have worked on a number of projects ranging from album layout and design, magazine layouts, web design, photo shoots and more.
In addition to the vast inventory of up to date content found on the site,our Show & Event Calendar is another another resource, which is viewed 17,000 to 20,000 times a day. You will be very hard pressed to find extensive show listings like ours all in one place without all the clutter of unrelated content.
How to get your shows listed:
If you would like to have us consider listing your shows ... Go HERE
If they are sent over in any other format, in all capital letter, flyer graphics and stuff it just creates more work for us, and if we get super busy (like always) the show can not be listed at all or even in a timely manner.
There is no need to follow up with us, the review staff works hard to get the reviews up as soon as possible.
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