Wax Poetics Music Magazine – Brooklyn
Brian DiGenti has been in music journalism for over twenty years. In 2001, he cofounded Wax Poetics magazine, which he oversees as Editor and Co-Publisher. To date, he has helped produce 61 issues covering American Black music icons such as James Brown, Prince, and Bill Withers, as well as cutting-edge and up-and-coming acts like Haitus Kaiyote and Little Dragon. Under the Wax Poetics Books imprint, he has edited and published two hardbound anthologies and two album-cover art books. He also oversees Wax Poetics’ social media presence and their content website, waxpoetics.com. In addition to publishing, Brian has worked in the music industry for nearly a decade. He currently runs Wax Poetics Records and works as an A&R, helping to develop new acts. He helped break previously unknown soul singer Kendra Morris and multi-instrumentalist/producer Adrian Younge (Black Dynamite, Delfonics, Jay Z). While working with Codigo Music from 2009 to 2011, Brian oversaw the first round of Fania Records reissues, working with Latin-music experts and writers to produce compilations, reissues, and liner notes, and worked hand in hand with the audio engineer on each release’s remastering.