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Christopher Simmons (now professionally known as CHRISTOPHER LAIRD SIMMONS) has been a working journalist since 1984 when he sold his first music industry article to POLYPHONY magazine (purchased by MIX and became Electronic Musician). Later writing for diverse pubs including Computer Player, Digital Imaging, Micro Publishing News, Spazz, the Graphic Artist’s Guild newspaper, among many others. He has been widely interviewed on topics related to technology, marketing, health and entertainment.

His full-time gig is acting as CEO and founder of NEOTROPE® and Send2Press®.

As a musician he played in several bands in the ‘80s including PROJECT 11 and PETS GONE WILD (featured in the LA Times “Calendar” section and an LA Weekly “Band Name of the Week”). His music has been played on late night space radio stations, and positively reviewed in Electronic Musician and ‘zines like SYNE. A CD of his music from the mid ‘80s was released on Neotrope® Records in 2000, “BESERKER” available on most streaming platforms.

His music has been used for two cable TV productions in the late 1980s in California: the award-winning “VIDKIDCO” and “Viewpoints on Video” from the Long Beach Museum of Art.

He is quoted in two music books: “Music Business For Dummies” (ISBN: 978-1119049654) and “The Artist’s Guide to Success in the Music Business” (ISBN: 978-1608325788; Greenleaf Book Group Press), both by industry veteran Loren Weisman.

He is no relation to a Canadian keyboardist of the same name, nor a graphic artist based in San Francisco, also of same name.

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MUSEWIRE ranked among the top 50 Music Industry Blogs on Feedspot

Artist author musician Christopher Laird Simmons

TEMECULA, Calif., Dec. 31, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MuseWire has been selected by the panelists at Feedspot as one of the Top 60 Music Industry Blogs on the web. MuseWire™ (aka Music Industry Newswire™) covers music makers, music gear, the music business and related topics; established 2005. A publication of Neotrope®. Edited by Christopher Simmons, a working tech journalist since 1984, and member ASCAP.

Entrepreneur Builds ‘Buy My Moms House’ Site to Keep Mom’s Missouri House from Foreclosure

Christopher Laird Simmons

PASADENA HILLS, Mo. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A California entrepreneur has put up a Web portal called ‘Buy My Mom’s House’ ( to help sell his mom’s house in Pasadena Hills (St. Louis) Missouri, which has been on the market for a year and, while sitting idle for open houses, has been eating through mom’s savings.

Controversial ‘Nude Britney Spears Giving Birth’ Sculptor Daniel Edwards Featured on Send2Press Podcast

TORRANCE, CA – Mar. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sculptor Daniel Edwards, who this week announced a controversial dedication ‘Nude Britney Spears Giving Birth’ at Capla Kesting Fine Art in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg gallery district, is one of many entertainment guests who have been interviewed on the Send2Press Podcast. The Podcast is hosted by PRSA and ASCAP member Christopher Laird Simmons.

Musician and Journalist Christopher Simmons Joins Other Electronic Musicians on CD Baby Donating CD Sales to Red Cross

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – August 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Musician, author, artist and photographer Christopher Laird Simmons ( joined hundreds of other musicians, bands, and independent record labels today in ‘banding together’ with CD Baby ( to donate their entire wholesale price on music sales to the American Red Cross disaster relief fund.