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Kevin Barber

Social Media Manager/Digital Marketing Specialist/Writer/Editor

Location icon United States,US

10+ years of professional experience in digital marketing, advertising, social media, content marketing, content writing, customer relations and editing. Worked on several social media campaigns and website redesigns, while also providing content in the form of blogs, press releases, reviews and high-profile interviews with a variety of different clients. Excellent time management, organization, leadership and communication skills. Proven track record of successfully working with clients for digital advertising, social media, and content marketing campaigns.

Portfolio

Best Of

Musicexistence
11/20/2014
I Want My MTV Back

It's impossible to put a value on "cool". The term can be what makes or breaks a band, TV series, movie, lifestyle, or just about anything else. If you're cool, people will flock. If you're putting out a cool product people flock to, then you have it made.

Music Existence
04/09/2015
Interview: Nick Hexum of 311

Twenty-five years of 311. That's how long this band has been doing their own thing, which other groups could only hope to emulate. While fusing rock, reggae, hip-hop and funk into their own unique sound, 311 has been able to keep the same core group of members together for over two decades.

TheRichest
09/04/2015
Top 10 Most Entertaining Feuds In The Music Industry

Can't we all just get along? It seems that every now and then people start sticking their nose in someone else's business and we have a good old-fashioned feud on our hands. These feuds are entertaining for the general public, but can also be a little annoying at the same time-especially when there doesn't seem to be much substance behind the arguments.

Buzznet
04/19/2017
Simple Plan Slays 'No Pads, No Helmets... Just Balls' Live 15 Years Later | Buzznet

Nostalgia is something that can always be counted on. It comes in waves and in various different forms, but for better or worse, it is always there for you. In terms of music, nostalgia is king. A certain band, artist, song, lyric, or album can take you back to places and times in your life of sadness or pure joy.

Musicexistence
11/05/2014
Interview with Art Alexakis of Everclear

Everclear is a band that will always push that nostalgia button. Whether it's "Santa Monica", "Father of Mine", "Volvo Driving Soccer Mom" or one of their other countless hits, Everclear remains a household name in alternative rock.

Musicexistence
12/04/2014
Iconic Soundtracks: Clueless

"I can't find my Cranberries CD. I have to go to the quad before somebody snags it," is a phrase that literally no one in the world has uttered in the past decade, if not longer. However, for Elton, the careless, rich son of a record exec in the 1995 film classic, Clueless, this is a big issue.

TheRichest
08/13/2015
10 Most Questionable Music Collaborations Of All Time

On paper, it seems like a no brainer. Getting two superstars to team up for a musical collaboration seems like a bona fide way to have a top selling single, album, or well received live performance.

Music Articles

Consequence of Sound
03/06/2011
Rock History 101: MTV Unplugged

People know this, but they don't necessarily remember this: MTV used to air music. Not 20-second snippets of the new Katy Perry jam before a 16-hour Jersey Shore marathon, but videos, documentaries, concerts, and more. If there was one place you were going to get your music fix on television, MTV was where you'd go.

TheRichest
08/20/2015
10 Of The Best Musician Cameos in Movies Of All Time

The art of an unexpected surprise can make something go viral instantly. One example of this is when musicians bring other musicians on stage for an impromptu performance during a show or festival. YouTube hits go off the charts for that sort of thing.

Buzznet
05/07/2017
Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness Get Turnt On Cinco de Mayo | Buzznet

Andrew McMahon knows how to entertain. He's been doing it for so long, it comes naturally. He's charming, funny, witty, and the guy can sing his heart out. He's been writing songs that have been the soundtrack to people's lives for nearly two decades and he hasn't missed a beat during that span.

TheRichest
09/19/2015
15 Of The Worst Shows MTV Has Ever Produced

When it comes to original programming, it is hard to find anyone doing it better at the moment then Netflix or HBO. The two juggernauts are producing hit after hit, while showing no signs of stopping any time soon. Other channels and services have their hits as well, but their success rate is much less.

Consequence of Sound
04/23/2011
Dusting 'Em Off: Oasis - (What's the Story) Morning Glory

Liam and Noel Gallagher do not get along. It's well documented and not worth going over in detail again. However, all that turmoil and bad blood produced some pretty amazing music in the '90s, and even their final disc, 2008's Dig Out Your Soul , had its moments.

Music Existence
08/17/2015
Toadies Live @ House of Blues - San Diego, CA

Toadies songs are very recognizable. They have a certain punch to them, a riff, a howl from lead vocalist Vaden Todd Lewis, that cannot be replicated. It seems that fans of the band and the grunge era from the 90's understand that, as they continue to fill clubs to capacity throughout the country to get a taste of nostalgia.

Music Existence
12/10/2014
Album Review: Angels & Airwaves - The Dream Walker

Tom DeLonge seems to always be searching for "what's next?" Whether it is with the duo of Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker as Blink-182, or with his other outfits Boxcar Racer and Angels & Airwaves, DeLonge has always been able to create music that impresses the masses while fulfilling his need to be an artist.

Musicexistence
11/13/2014
Album Review: Rancid - ...Honor is All We Know

It's hard to find a band that has more a distinct sound than Rancid. It has been almost half a dozen years since the band has released new material and on ...Honor is All We Know, they come back with a stern force.

Interviews

Hiibye
Interview: 311

311 are fresh off the release of their 11th full-length album Stereolithic and the five-hour-plus 311 Day show in New Orleans on March 11th, 2014. During preparations for the band's spring and...

Hiibye
Interview with Howi Spangler of Ballyhoo!

One of the hardest working bands in the industry hails from Aberdeen, Maryland yet it seems they spend more time on the road than in their actual beds. Ballyhoo! have become veteran's of the road...

Musicexistence
11/26/2014
Interview with Aaron Barrett of Reel Big Fish

Remember the horns? Remember skankin' around your living room listening to "Sell Out", "Beer" and countless others? Those were good times back in 1996 and 1997 when the ska/punk explosion took over. Reel Big Fish were the leaders. They pioneered a musical style back to the public eye that hadn't seen the light of day for quite some time.

Hiibye
Catchin' Up With Tony Lovato of Mest

Tony Lovato, the lead singer of the pop-punk band Mest , has had a busy year. He recently brought back together Mest after a lengthy hiatus and the band hasn't missed a beat. The released a full...

Music Existence
01/29/2015
Interview: Dark Waves

Nick Long has been in bands before, but it is the success he is finding in his new project that is bringing him the most notoriety. His new EP Dark Waves has tracks that have been streamed over two million times on Spotify and fans have been turning out nightly in support of his opening slot for the talented Brooke Fraser on their current tour.

Hiibye
Catchin' Up With New Found Glory's Cyrus Bolooki

It's hard to think of the pop-punk era of the early 2000's and not think about the band New Found Glory. The band catapulted to stardom with the success of their breakout album Sticks and Stones in 2002 and have followed that up every three years or so with new material and subsequent tours.

Hiibye
Interview: Fenix*TX

Fenix*TX released their breakout self-titled album in 1999. Chances are if you remember it, then chances are you remember the band. The pop-punk group has been quiet over the past several years due to the band going on hiatus; starting families, getting jobs and living a life outside the music industry.

Hiibye
Interview: Less Than Jake

Punk-ska pioneers Less Than Jake have a fun and eclectic sound, inspiring listeners and fans to get slightly nostalgic when listening to their records. Their music has ranged from punk anthems ("Jen Doesn't Like Me Anymore," "Johnny Quest Thinks We're Sellouts) to pop radio hits ("The Science of Selling Yourself Short," "Rest of My Life") but one thing has always remained constant: the songs sound like Less Than Jake.

Hiibye
Back to the Beginning with Static Jacks

There are so many vehicles in which a band can release music and be heard these days. It is possible that occasionally a band might slip passed even the most avid of music enthusiasts.

Miscellaneous

Bluehaven
10 Ways to Protect Your Pool & Backyard from Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are a nuisance that make you itch just thinking about them! Once they invade your pool and patio area, they can make a good time in your backyard less comfortable for you, family, and guests.When outside temperatures increase, so does mosquito activity. Warm weather allows these insects to lay more eggs, and the eggs hatch quicker.

trendchaser
11/22/2016
Netflix Will Be the Home for Three New Dave Chappelle Specials - trendchaser

Well, that didn't take long. Fresh off the heels of a well-received return to television while hosting a recent episode of 'Saturday Night Live', Dave Chappelle is now gearing up for a full-fledged comeback. Netflix has signed on to air three new comedy specials featuring the star comedian, who appears ready to return to the national spotlight.

Bluehaven
Pool Heaters: Why Converting to Solar May be Worth the Investment

Understanding solar power and why it's particularly smart for some pool owners to adopt the technology Pool solar systems use collectors that absorb the sun's heat, and then boost pool temperature by circulating water through the collectors where it gets warm. The heated water then routes back into your pool.

Bluehaven
Safety Rules for Your Backyard Swimming Pool

As a swimming pool owner, nothing is more important than the safety of the people enjoying your backyard. That's why you want rules in place to help keep every adult and child at your home safe in and around the pool and patio area.Clear guidelines for pool and backyard behavior and activity are critical.

Bluehaven
How to Pick the Best Sunscreen: 7 Tips

While enjoying your swimming pool with friends and family, it's easy to get caught up in the all the fun and relaxation and forget about guarding your skin against the sun. Before spending the day in or around the pool and patio, make sure everyone is using an effective sunscreen that blocks harmful rays and stays put even in the water.

Voxilla
10/01/2014
All Content

Traditional business phone systems have been an unavoidable expense for startup companies. Bootstrapped entrepreneurs could only run their business from their cell or home phone for so long before they needed a business phone system to stay connected and sound more professional. Even with the advent of VoIP phone systems, this was an expensive proposition.

Voipreview
VoIP Buyer's Guide | Compare VoIP Providers

VoIP stands for Voice over Internet Protocol, and it's the technology that allows users to make phone calls over the Internet. VoIP is the cutting edge phone technology that more than a quarter of Americans are using today, according to a recent report by PEW.

Virtual PBX Phone Systems
Virtual PBX Phone Systems

A virtual phone system gives businesses a professional touch, without the complications of standard phone systems. The need for expensive and complicated phone systems is eliminated and replaced with a virtual phone system such as Grasshopper, while still providing advanced telecommunication functionality necessary for operating a home office, as a mobile professional, or a small business.

Myvoipprovider
VoIP | MyVoipProvider.com

Why choose VoIP? Due to VoIP's digital formatting, callers experience crisp HD sound quality by calling over the Internet. The digital format allows for more features, such as voicemail-to-email, telemarketer blocking, and music on hold. Of course, the best aspect of Voice Over IP is that phone plans are often 50 to 80% cheaper than traditional phone service.

Yahoo Finance
04/04/2014
The Top 5 Best Business VoIP Providers of 2014, Ranked by VirtualPBXPhoneSystems.com

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 4, 2014) - For a small business owner, it is important to not only save money, but to also provide exceptional customer service to clients and potential customers. While most cable and Internet providers do offer direct landlines, this service is generally expensive and is something needed to avoid as it is going to cost way too much money.

Yahoo Finance
07/21/2014
Six Business VoIP Providers With the Highest Customer Ratings, Determined by...

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 21, 2014) - A successful business will have an efficient way of communicating with customers and overcoming any obstacles to that communication. VoIP services give businesses the additional edge of reduced operating costs and higher flexibility of phone coverage.

Marketwire
Wholesale VoIP Providers That Are the Most Affordable, Decided by Voip-Catalog.com

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 15, 2014) - Business owners and individual consumers face a great deal of challenges when they are trying to expand their profits. The price of VoIP service can affect a company's profits drastically. Therefore, choosing the most affordable deals is paramount to success. Voip-Catalog.com has...

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