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Katie Bain

Freelance Journalist

Katie Bain is a writer and editor originally from De Pere.
A lifelong music and culture obsessive, she began her career after earning a degree in journalism and mass communication at the University of Wisconsin. She's lived in Los Angeles for the last 11 years, serving as the Senior Music Writer at LA Weekly, a staff writer at international festival brand Insomniac Events and the Senior Editor of Beatport News. Now freelance, her work appears in and on publications including Billboard, VICE, Noisey, The Guardian and Flaunt. 

Areas of special interest include festivals, electronic music and the intersection of music culture and national and local drug policy. Bain has covered concerts and festivals throughout the United States and Europe, and in Mexico, the Caribbean and Israel. She recently traveled through Europe as the staff writer for The World of Hans Zimmer tour and has interviewed countless artists both legendary and up-and-coming. Her narrative nonfiction has been published in literary journals including The Rattling Wall and Lyrics As Poetry. Her favorite album is Zeppelin III.