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American Noise is a multi-genre music magazine created by Jim Malec that was primarily active from 2010-2012.

These days, Malec is a digital communications consultant who helps brands grow their online audience and build stronger relationships with readers and customers. His select portfolio of clients have an aggregate audience of more than 5 million unique monthly visitors.

A former (and still occasional) music journalist who has interviewed dozens of GRAMMY-winning artists, Malec’s work has appeared in American SongwriterCountry WeeklyDenver Westword, Slant, St. Louis Riverfront TimesHouston PressNashville Scene and many other publications.

Malec is also a former professional baseball coach and the founder/editor of the Chalk & Clay baseball blog, which publishes coaching tips, first-hand gear reviews and more.

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