Inside Music #64 – Anna Maria (AbsolutePunk)


On this episode of INSIDE MUSIC, host James Shotwell calls writer Anna Maria to start an open dialogue about diversity in music writing, as well as the way blogs are covering accusations of sexual assault within the alternative music scene. Both these topics have become hot button issues over the last year, and together James and Anna hope to answer as many questions they feel people have as possible. James and Anna are planning a follow-up conversation, so if you have any additional questions please do not hesitate to tweet them to @insidemusic or @theeannamaria on Twitter. You can also email you thoughts and questions to

The music you hear in this episode is “Everybody Does” by 6131 Records artist Julien Baker.

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James Shotwell

James Shotwell is the Director of Customer Engagement at Haulix and host of the company's podcast, Inside Music. He is also a public speaker known for promoting careers in the entertainment industry, as well as an entertainment journalist with over a decade of experience. His bylines include Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, Substream Magazine, Nu Sound, and Under The Gun Review, among other popular outlets.