Courtney Smith spent eight years at MTV as a music programmer and manager of label relations where she was instrumental in deciding which videos went into rotation on all twenty of MTV’s music platforms and created launch programs for emerging artists. She specialized in grooming upcoming bands and was an early champion of Death Cab for Cutie, the Shins, Franz Ferdinand, Vampire Weekend, Bat for Lashes, and many more. She writes for Flavorpill by night and works as the digital program director for a group of radio stations by day.
Courtney E. Smith
RECORD COLLECTING FOR GIRLS: Unleashing Your Inner Music Nerd, One Album at a Time (Mariner Books, 2011)