Amplify and The Real are three years old! Can you believe we’ve been delivering the dirt news on the live music and touring industry since 2014? It takes a great team of people to publish this monster three times per week. Every day our editor and writer Taylor Mims is in the office working on great features like Five Shows and breaking big stories. Our newest writer and editor Maggie O’Brien has been extremely valuable, helping us deliver a nonstop flow of news. We also get a major assist from Frankie Victoria who handles all our membership, and we’d be totally lost (and probably broke) without the help of our stellar accountant and bookkeeper Francine Armstrong. And last but certainly not least is Amplify mascot and occasional CFO Bandit, who keeps us all motivated every day.

What about a third-birthday gift? Trust me, we don’t wamt anything, but we highly encourage you to help someone else in need. Today we are making a donation to the Texas Red Cross to help our many friends being affected by the terrible flooding in Texas. Our hearts go out to folks like JT Tepolt, Neal Gunn, Beth Wade, Jeff Gaines, Nina Jackson, Amy Koenig Pelzl, Bob Roux, Brian Becker and Juan Rodriguez. Stay safe and know that people all over the world are pulling for you!

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Taylor Mims

Taylor Mims

News Editor at Amplify
Taylor Mims is Amplify's News Editor. She is a Los Angeles native and received her Masters in Creative Writing from Cal State Long Beach.
Taylor Mims

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