Jonathan Alley is a journalist/broadcaster of twenty years who has worked in radio, freelance print journalism, arts festival programming, film/dvd publicity and magazine editing.
He headed up the DVD marketing department at distributor Madman Entertainment for a decade, and was responsible for DVD release campaigns including Kenny, Harvie Krumpet, Leunig – Animated, John Safran’s Music Jamboree/John Safran vs God, 24 Hour Party People and several others.
He also co-produced the DVD releases of several feature films including Kundun, Pink Floyd and the Syd Barrett Story, Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion, and Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt.
In 2001 he co-produced a fund raising photography exhibition Contemporary Images of Tibet.
Over this period, he regularly contributed to Empire, Filmink, State of the Arts, HQ, The Age, Sunday Age, and The Age’s EG.
In 2006 he was engaged as researcher/interviewer on the Taiyo Films documentary Dirty Three.
In 2008 he contributed chapters to Melbourne: A Rock Reader, and Vagabond Holes: David McComb and The Triffids. He currently edits the national publication Music Australia Guide.