Melody Lau

I'm a human beinnnnnngggggg.

About

Hi, my name is Melody. This page was once written in the third person and it just felt super awkward. Instead, I want you to read this page as if I was talking to you. I will work on an audio book-like button in the future where Morgan Freeman will hopefully read this to you.

Anyway…

I’m a music journalist and Ryerson journalism grad currently based in Toronto, ON.   

I’m an online blogger for MUCH (formerly MuchMusic) as well as a regular contributor to Exclaim! Magazine. I also freelance for a number of publications (full list below). 

Outside of that, I also serve as the managing editor at Static Zine, a local DIY arts and culture zine.   

In 2009, I created a music blog called The Singing Lamb (www.singinglamb.ca), but alas, it is no longer active. In its heyday, though, it was home to a staff of writers and photographers who worked tirelessly to cover music in Toronto. 

In 2013, I became a juror for both the Polaris Music Prize and the Prism Prize. 

In addition, I was also a research assistant for the 2012 Best Music Writing book series (that book was never published) and the Director of Communications at the 2012 SummerWorks Performance Festival.

I run the Toronto Indie Blogger Brunch, a monthly brunch event that brings together local bloggers and photographers.

You can find my work at:
Pitchfork (2013 - present)
MySpace (2013 - present)
Huffington Post Music Canada (2013 - present)
Exclaim! Magazine (2012 - Present)
Rolling Stone - Online (2011 - present)
Panic Manual (2013)
Sidewalk Hustle (2013)
NYLON Magazine (2013)
Billboard (2013)
UNCOOL (2013)
AOL Music/Spinner (2010-2013)
The National Post (2011-2013)
BlogTO (2011-2012)
Wonderland Magazine (2012)
AV Club Toronto (2012)
The National Post (2011-2012)
The Line of Best Fit (2011-2012) 
Thought Catalog (2011)
Chartattack (2010-2011)
AUX TV (2010-2011) 
Turnupmyphoto.ca (2011)
EYE Weekly (2010)
Sticky Magazine (2010)
The Remote Stylist (2008)
75 or Less (2008)
Truth Explosion Magazine (2008)
The Toronto Star (2008)

Internships:
MuchMusic (2012)
The National Post (2012)
EYE Weekly (2010)
The MuseBox (2009/2010) 
The Remote Stylist (2008) 

Radio Appearances:
CBC Radio 3 - January 7, 2011
CIUT 89.5 FM Electric Boogaloo Podcast - December 17, 2010
CIUT 89.5 FM Electric Boogaloo Podcast - June 25, 2010
 

Other:
- Appeared on AUX Weekly’s “Staff Picks” segment as a staff member of the now-defunct Criminal Records.
- Contributed a playlist to The Little Red Umbrella. (Listen here)
- Contributed a playlist to The Artist Mixtapes. (Listen here)
- Was interviewed by the New York Times about Twitter. (Read here)
- Contributed to Resonancity’s T.O Titans: Bands to Chase 2010 list. (Read here)
- Contributed to i(heart)music’s Hottest Bands in Canada list in 2009 and 2010
- Contributed to Mechanical Forest Sounds’ 1000 Songs project. (Read here)

Frequently Asked Question: What is your real name?
My real name is Melody Lau, not Lamb. Lamb was a childhood nickname that inspired the name of my website, The Singing Lamb. Incidentally, I’m allergic to wool and I don’t eat lamb.