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Chief Executive Officer
Emily is a talented media marketing executive with over twenty years of broad renowned experience in the entertainment industry. Her particular expertise is in maximizing her clients’ exposure in cable, broadcast, print and online media. She has a unique knack for collaborating with talent, artists, producers and directors to develop effective imaging and strategic marketing campaigns.
She has worked as Vice President for Universal Music group, Visual Marketing for Island/Def Jam, VP Video Promotion with A&M Records, media/marketing consultant with Witt’s End Marketing & Media serving clients such as Channel One Network. Prior, Emily ran Nick Records, the music label for Nickelodeon/MTV Networks working with talent, Drake Bell and Jamie Lynn Spears in addition to animated properties that included SpongeBob and Dora the Explorer. Emily also spent time as Vice President of Marketing at Edel Entertainment and has been part of the T.J. Martell Foundation’s Family Day for the last 10 years.
Her drive and passion for going beyond the expected and creating integrated strategic plans that bring together all lines of business make her a workforce in today’s marketplace.
The first live show Mstars News associate editor Danica Bellini ever attended was a Rolling Stones concert in the fall of 1989 - and she wasn't even born yet. Dani's been addicted to rock 'n' roll music ever since.
Growing up in a small New Jersey town, she spent weekends scouring local underground talent and venues with her sister and cousin (who later on came to be known as "those three ska girls"). While at Boston University studying journalism and English, she expanded her knowledge on music culture and entertainment writing.
With a witty style and avid ear for good tunes, Danica first joined the Music Times, LLC writing team in July 2012 - she's been a MT keeper ever since. She now helps guide new writers in getting acquainted with the various Music Times websites.
Danica also freelances for the California-based magazine Music Connection, which helps "connect" fans and artists within the bustling music industry. Did we also mention that Dani seems to be a huge fan of the color pink?
Mereb Gebremariam has graduated from Temple University in Broadcast Journalism in 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Previously she worked with SLife magazine as an Entertainment Editor and co-host with online radio show “The ChineyLee Experience” for the entertainment segment.
Currently, Mereb is an entertainment writer for MStars News conducting celebrity interviews and keeping readers current with trending news.
In her free time, she likes to travel, attend different music events, and spend time with her nieces and nephews in Philadelphia.
Trained in music performance and business, MStars News reporter Jon Niles developed his writing while attending Drexel University’s Music Industry program as MAD Dragon Records’ head of publicity. Focusing mainly on press releases and biographies, he used his experience as a performer to help further other artists’ careers with touring and press coverage.
Growing up right outside of, and then attending college in Philadelphia, Jon moved up to New York City to further his involvement with music and generally “broaden his horizons.” Working mainly at venues and distributors for a few years, he embraced his love for writing again.
Still an active musician in New York City, Jon hopes to reach new audiences and cover more eclectic stories here at Mstars News.
Carolyn Menyes has been an avid music fan and writer since she was a child and was always singing along to the radio or working on a homemade magazine with her friends. When it came time to decide what to do with the rest of her life, writing about music was simply a no brainer.
Carolyn attended Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, and graduated with a degree in Journalism in May 2013. During her time at OU, she was a highly active member of one of the top college radio stations in the country, ACRN, as an executive board member, editor, writer and DJ. During her summers in college, Carolyn completed internships at Billboard.com and her hometown newspaper, The Suburbanite.
Now, fresh out of journalism school, Carolyn is a staff writer at MStars News and looks forward to giving readers only the most important news about Justin Bieber.
When she’s not doing that, Carolyn enjoys spending time with her puppy Maya, cooking and watching entire sitcom series on Netflix. She most recently made it through all nine seasons of "Scrubs."
Social Media Manager
Morgan Swank grew up in a small boring town in Georgia before hitting the road for Nashville, Tennessee in 2010 to begin university studies at Belmont University. There she majored in Music Business. While in college she worked as a freelance music journalist for The Vinyl District until the Fall of 2012 where she spent a semester in New York as a part of her degree program working for Broadway Video as Research Intern for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. She also worked as the Digital Media Content Intern for Comedy Central. She graduated from Belmont a year early in the summer of 2013 and has been working hard for her money, so hard for it honey ever since.
Currently Morgan is the Social Media Manager for Music Times and its properties at Classicalite and MStars News trying to make all the tweets fun and interesting to read.
Fun Fact: She is also a member of the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences working her way towards an EGOT one elbow rub at a time.