Tim Quirk spent more than 10 years as the singer and lyricist for the punk-pop band Too Much Joy, then politely eased his way into music journalism. He was a regular contributor to Raygun, The San Francisco Chronicle, the San Francisco Bay Guardian, Sassy, and Teen. He was Director of Editorial for Listen.com, an online music-service provider which became Rhapsody, and one half of an electro-pop outfit called Wonderlick.
Tim Quirk has been instrumental in analyzing and arguing against the current sampling clearance laws. Quirk discovered that current copyright law encouraged artists to choose samples based on which can most easily be cleared and not on creative merit.
Tim Quirk has acquired the ideal job that blends technology, music journalism and programming direction.