Philip Freeman is a music journalist specializing in jazz and metal. Since 1996 he has written for outlets including The Wire, DownBeat, Stereogum, Bandcamp Daily, Jazznytt, Red Bull Music Academy, Jazziz, Alternative Press, the Village Voice, Signal To Noise, Relix and many others. He is the former managing editor of the world music magazine Global Rhythm; the former editor-in-chief of the metal magazine Metal Edge; the founder of MSN Entertainment's Headbäng daily metal blog; and currently writes a monthly jazz column, Ugly Beauty, for Stereogum. He is also the co-founder of the arts and culture website, podcast, and record label Burning Ambulance.
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