In the Bath Festival Crowd watching Van Morrison, 2019.
Image by Jacqueline O’Neill

My name is Bethany-Jo O’Neill!

After graduating from University of Birmingham with a First Class (with Honours) Degree in English with Philosophy, I decided to pursue my long-term career ambition of becoming a Music Journalist. To achieve this, I embarked on the MA Journalism course at the University of Brighton which I have recently completed, alongside the NCTJ Diploma.

I have a passion for all things music and love writing reviews, features and interviews.

I am committed to reporting on the emerging music scene in my home town of Newbury. I endeavour to spotlight as much of the music from this area as possible in the ‘Newbury’s New Music’ section of my website.


Music Editor at Redbrick (University of Birmingham’s Student Newspaper)

January 2020- June 2021

Within my role as a Music Editor, I was responsible for liaising between writers and PR teams via email to organise live press opportunities, interviews and advance streams.

In addition to this, I helped run the Music Section’s social media channels to ensure content was current and shared to as many people as possible.

Alongside creating my own content, (which can be found here), much of my time was spent editing the work of the excellent writers in my team. This included checking the articles for grammar, meaning, SEO and media law compliance.

The soft skills I acquired as a result of this role include: leadership, teamwork and organisation.


Adobe In Design

I have experience with designing pages for print publication using Adobe InDesign.


I am able to work on WordPress to create, design and upload content for myself and others.

Adobe Premier Pro

I am proficient in using platforms such as Adobe Premier Pro in order to create audio and visual content.

Social Media

I run my own professional social media channels to regularly upload my own content alongside my opinions on all things music.

Music PR

I am currently working with BiGiAM to provide Music PR services to artists. This is primarily through radio, print and online campaigns. To find out more check out my Facebook page. If you have any enquiries please contact me on bethanyjooneill@gmail.com .

Let’s make something together.