Marcus Barnes has been writing professionally since 2003. Self-development, music, art and culture are his core specialties. He writes for a number of high-profile publications including The Observer and Time Out. Marcus is also a regular speaker at conferences and music industry events, moderating a panel discussion at ADE (Amsterdam Dance Event) on ‘Health Vs. Hedonism’ in 2016, among many others. He was commissioned by Dog n Bone to write two books focused on music festivals and record shops respectively.