Eric Olsen is the founder and publisher of online magazine Blogcritics. org, and has been a media professional for over 25 years working in print, TV, radio, as well as online. Olsen was named a Trendsetter on the AlwaysOn/Technorati Open Media 100-a “power list of bloggers, social networkers, tool smiths, and investors leading the Open Media Revolution,” in 2005. Olsen has written professionally on a wide variety of topics from popular media to politics and his work has appeared in Playboy, Billboard, Alternative Press, Option, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Akron Beacon Journal, Hear/Say, MSNBC.com, and many others. His book publications include co-authoring and editing Networking In the Music Industry (Rockpress, 1993), and The Encyclopedia of Record Producers (Billboard Books, 1999), a definitive work in the field featuring original interviews, bios, and discographies of over 500 of the leading producers in recording history.