What is Penny?

Penny began as my Multimedia Journalism Capstone project, created as a means to discuss how different areas of the music industry have been affected and changed in lieu of the coronavirus pandemic. Considering my background in music journalism and my passion for telling people's stories, this project evolved into its own entity: I wanted to create not only a zine — through which I could spotlight this growing story, and the people affected by this issue — but, also, a holistic website, including blog and social media content, so as to share this narrative in the widest manner possible.

The name 'Penny' comes from the Cameron Crowe film, Almost Famous, as that movie essentially inspired my interest in music journalism and my eventual love for this line of work. I thought it would be fitting to pay homage to the story that led me down this path through my own work. 



Erin Christie is a freelance music journalist, based out of Boston, MA. She has interned for organizations such as Bandsintown, Do617, and Brooklyn Vegan, alongside writing for publications such as Alt Citizen, Lucky, WECB.fm, em Magazine, and others. Currently, she is also managing editor for Heart Eyes Magazine, an independent music blog.

While she isn't writing, she's simply looking for time to sleep.