“It’s not what you know, but who you know.
And if you don’t know ’em, go out and meet ’em!!!”
Anne Leighton believes that artists can work within their own means by creating their own career opportunities. And she has done that for herself via her love of mass media, as a writer, publicist and a music services person. Her roster includes Joe Deninzon/Stratospheerius, Phoebe Legere, herself, Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson, King Llama, KJ Denhert, Gary Lucas, The Grand Slambovians, John Hall/Orleans, Jeremy Bar-Illan, Allan Holdsworth, Artify Norwood, Grand Funk Railroad, Gentle Giant….
Anne is a new professional music producer with her first professional production, “Got My Eye On Your, Santa” by Jody Quine & the Big Mr. C.
She is an active writer with four books, most recently her poetry book, THE LEIGHTON EXPLOSION (Soul Asylum Poetry, Canada). Also in her catalog are: PAWS FOR THOUGHT: UNDERSTANDING WHAT YOUR CAT IS THINKING (Rockwell Books, UK), USING YOUR ART & THE MEDIA TO COMFORT PEOPLE (Free to Run Books, US), an e-book: GET THE GIG: COMMON SENSE CONSULTING (Anne Leighton).
She will be touring in east coast markets throughout starting summer 2017. The tour, Anne feels, is very important, as she calls herself a “recovering agoraphobic,” and goes out quite a bit to conquer the fear and treat it like a game. An active poet, she harkens back to Greek attitudes, and performs her work in the marketplace. Notable venues have included the Howl! Festival, Peter Max Studio for the HEALTHY FOOD FOR THOUGHT album release, and at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. She has studied with Billy Collins, Nadine Mouzon, Regie Gibson and Mindy Matijasevic.
She loves keynote speaking, having shared insights on writing, creating music careers, and all aspects of the media for a number of conventions including the CMJ CONVENTION, IBS CONVENTION, EMPIRE STATE MUSIC CONFERENCE, THE MILLENIUM CONFERENCE, DIY CONVENTION, CAT WRITERS CONVENTION. Anne taught Entertainment Media Relations and Publicity at Baruch College.
Anne’s worked in radio at WZIR-Buffalo, WRNW-Briarcliff Manor, WFUV-Bronx, WBUZ-Fredonia, and was an editor at HIT PARADER magazine, plus freelanced for a number of magazines including FELINE WELLNESS, CATFANCY, MUSCLEMAG INTERNATIONAL, INSIDE KARATE/KUNG FU, GOLDMINE, and CREEM. Anne’s plays include REACH FOR THE SUN, which was performed by Poets Repertory Theater of Long Island, ONE WAY TO HEAVEN performed by the San Antonio Living Church, and THE PASSION OF MARY which was read at the Kingsbridge Library Center in her hometown of the Bronx.
More info on Anne in her Curriculum Vitae, which includes her major work experience including her publicity and consulting work. The Curriculum Vita of Anne Leighton.pages