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Dave Brooks || Founder & Executive Editor
After a decade as an award-winning reporter and magazine editor for trade publication Venues Today, Dave ventured out on his own in 2014 to start Amplify, a member-driven news service covering the live music and concert industry. In 2017, Dave joined forces with Billboard, the world’s largest music brand, where today he works as a senior correspondent while continuing to oversee the editorial management and day-to-day responsibilities of Amplify Media.
Dave grew up in Northern California’s East Bay and attended U.C. Santa Cruz where he studied political science and met his wife Kristen, mother to his son Wesley born in January of 2017. Dave has worked at several newspapers including the Los Angeles Times, serving in the company’s Orange County Headquarters.