Kimberley-Marie Sklinar is a Leeds-based music journalist with credits in the likes of The Guardian and Lonely Planet as well as the founding editor of esteemed music website Never Enough Notes.
Hugely passionate about supporting grassroots and upcoming independent artists, especially female and non-binary, Sklinar’s journey began in hospital radio as soon as she was 16, before being told by a schoolteacher that she wasn’t fiery enough to get into writing, especially about music, and changing her University degree choice as a result. She then went on to write for university press, and found/broadcast on student radio.
After university she’s worked in music PR, has been featured on Sky, on Tom Robinson’s Fresh On The Net, held showcases at SXSW, presented on Recharged Radio (London) and guested at London's The School of Music Business, speaking to musicians about how to best work with music bloggers and online press.
She’s now the Founding Editor for the multi award-nominated (Record Of The Day Awards, BT Digital Music Awards and more) music website www.neverenoughnotes.co.uk, that began after moving to London 11 years ago and realising almost all music blogs and sites, including the ones she was contributing to (such as The 405) were all run by men. She relocated to Leeds, her hometown where it all began, a year ago, and launched Never Enough Notes’ (NEN)’s YouTube channel.