About me

Gender Male
Industry Communications or Media
Occupation Communications Director, Musician, Producer, Writer, Editor
Location Washington, DC, United States
Introduction Casey Rae-Hunter is a writer, editor, musician, producer and lover of fine food and drink. He is the Communications Director of the Future of Music Coalition — a Washington, DC think tank that identifies, examines, interprets and translates issues at the intersection of music, law, technology and policy. He is also the founder of the Contrarian Media Group, which publishes The Contrarian and Autistic in the District — the latter a blog about Asperger's Syndrome. His music writing has appeared in Washington City Paper, Dusted, Signal to Noise, Grooves, Pitchfork and Seven Days. He attended university for jazz guitar at 16, and spent most of the 1990s toiling in the indie music trenches. He made the transition to studio rat around 2000. Since then, he has mixed and mastered numerous releases in genres ranging from power-pop to technical metal. As a music journalist and critic, he has profiled some of the leading figures in both underground and mainstream music, including Antony & the Johnsons, Mike Watt, The Books, Lindsey Buckingham, Animal Collective, Jolie Holland and Built to Spill. He currently records under the moniker The Contrarian.
Interests music, media, metaphysics, H+, cats, foreign policy, political linguistics