Smile Politely

We’re looking for music writers

Under the glow of blue lighting, a person stands on stage, holding a microphone in one hand and raising the other. They are dressed in a graphic t-shirt and jeans, with tattoos visible on their raised arm. Behind them, another individual operates electronic equipment from a DJ booth. The audience’s silhouettes are visible in the foreground, and red curtains drape the background, suggesting a lively performance or event. The overall atmosphere is vibrant and dynamic.
Pictured: Jayoo Da Boss; Photo by Noyan Coskun

Coverage of the local music scene has been a core component of Smile Politely since its founding. Our music section covers a wide variety of genres — from rock to hip-hop to classical and more — and we’re hoping to add some more writers to the mix. We know you have thoughts about the Champaign-Urbana music community, so here’s your opportunity to share them.

Since we’re a hyper local magazine, writers should have some grasp on local music scene and its venues and artists. We do cover touring artists heading through C-U, so if you’re interested in talking about those things, that’s part of our coverage scope as well.

Interested? Please email us at [email protected] and tell us about yourself, why you’d like to contribute, and anything else related to your music interests.

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