When Track 7 started, it was an outlet for three people who were disillusioned by the state of music journalism and wanted to do something that felt authentic, honest, and to a standard we could be proud of. We had all worked in various roles at publications that rely on aspiring, inexperienced writers, but which had no quality control in place – no editing, no feedback, no way for new writers to develop their skills and avoid bad habits.

Our goal is to help writers produce the kind of pieces they’d like to read: substantial, high-quality features and in-depth, incisive reviews that do more than parrot the press release. We’ve been lucky enough to work with a lot of talented new writers who have honed their skills and gone on to bigger and better things. So that’s what we’re gonna keep doing.