About

2015-cliveHi—I’m Clive Young, an author/editor/speaker based in New York.

I’m probably best-known for my work at Pro Sound News magazine and its online presence, ProSoundNetwork.Com. They’re both focused on the world of pro audio—the intersection of the music industry and high-technology—as they cover the latest in recording studios, concert tours, Broadway, sound for movies and TV, and more. Over the years, I’ve knocked out more than 250 issues of PSN, and in September, 2015, I was named Editor In Chief. My debut editorial explains it all in a far more entertaining fashion.

My book, Homemade Hollywood: Fans Behind The Camera, melds together the histories of pop-culture fandom, amateur filmmaking and copyright theory, received stellar reviews around the globe, and was recently translated and updated for a Portuguese edition. You can read about the first book, Crank It Up: Live Sound Secrets of the Top Tour Engineers, elsewhere on this site.

Additionally, I do a lot of public speaking—I’ve presented more than 260 historical pop-culture programs at universities, museums, libraries and other venues around the U.S. That in turn led to appearing in a number of documentaries dissecting modern fan culture, including The People Vs. George Lucas, Fanarchy, and others.

Over the years, I’ve done quite a bit of freelance writing for a variety of mainstream print- and web-based publications. Some of these include American Songwriter, MTV.com, VH1.com, MTV To Go and many others.

If you have any questions or just want to say hello, send me email. Like most writers, I’m on the computer constantly, so you’ll get a timely reply.