Hugh McIntyre

Hugh McIntyre

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Hugh McIntyre is a professional music journalist who splits his time between New York City and Los Angeles. He primarily covers the music industry, with a focus on charts, sales numbers, trends, new releases, data, interviews, and more. He has also written about startups, the business of music, advice for artists, and beyond.

McIntyre has now been a professional music journalist for nearly a decade, and in that time, spending most of that time covering all things music for Forbes.

In addition to writing about music, McIntyre has also worked extensively in the field of social media marketing, including organizing, writing, and executing campaigns for global brands, industry leaders and organizations in both the music and theater worlds. He has also run social media for Grammy-winning musicians, Olympic medal-winning athletes, CEOs, and more.

McIntyre is originally from the Boston area, where he both grew up and went to college.

You can find him on social media (Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn), and you can read his work on Forbes.


McIntyre earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a master’s in management, both from Lasell College in Newton, MA.


In addition to publishing thousands of articles via Forbes, McIntyre has also written hundreds of articles for other outlets touching on advice for musicians, interviews, reviews, critiques, and much more.

Throughout his career, McIntyre’s byline has appeared in dozens of publications. Here’s a list of some of the best-known:

Billboard, Blackbook, Buzzfeed, CareersInMusic, Fuse, The Grammys, The Hollywood Reporter, The Huffington Post, Hypebot, Mashable, Mic, MTV, NewNowNext, Noisey, Sonicbids, Tunecore, and many other well-known blogs and magazines.

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