As you may have gathered, my name's Angus Batey, and I'm a journalist. I've been writing professionally since 1988, sometimes as a member of staff, sometimes in my spare time around non-journalism jobs, and since 2000 I've been a full-time freelance. I write about things I find interesting and on which I feel I have something to say. Most of the time I cover music - particularly hip hop, though by no means only that - and I've also written about football, cricket, politics, race, military aviation, TV, film and books. My work has appeared in a wide variety of newspapers, websites and magazines, mainly published in the UK, and I've also had pieces run in titles from the USA, Sweden, the Netherlands, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates and Australia. I've written one book and contributed to several others, and I also teach a unit on a degree course at the London South Bank University. A decent idea of who I'm currently writing for can be gleaned by looking at the "Recent articles" list in the middle column of the home page, though that won't include work for titles who don't publish online.
I'm always keen to add to my current client list, so if you're a commissioning editor and are interested in me writing something for you, please use the form below and I'll get back to you as soon as I'm able. Similarly, if you're interested in syndicating something of mine, please drop me a line.
If you've got a comment to make about one of my blog posts I'd appreciate it if you could leave it under the piece, but if there's anything else you'd like to ask, please get in touch using the form below. I'm particularly keen to hear from potential new clients or from PR people with ideas to pitch; but I welcome all feedback on the site or on my work in general, and will do my best to reply as soon as possible. That said, I reserve the right to ignore crude spam, low abuse or goading taunts about the plight of Newcastle United (unless they're clever and/or unignorably funny).
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