While completing an interdisciplinary degree in English and Business at Memorial University, music journalism presented itself as an opportunity. This provided a look into the industry and how the various facets came together. Journalism created relationships with media outlets, labels, PR companies, and artists. A bonus – getting to talk with artists I grew up listening to like Anthrax, Twisted Sister, Cradle of Filth, and Blasko of Ozzy Osbourne's band.
Industry involvement led to the awarding of the MusicNL Press On Grant to enroll in Berklee’s Professional General Music Studies Certificate with a focus on music business. Learning from the industries leaders about licensing, publishing, and music supervision. As a grant writer Anthony has helped secured over $150,000 worth of funding from the Dean’s Fellowship Award, FACTOR, MusicNL, ArtsNL, Labour Market Partnership Program (LaMPSS), and more.
A couple of highlights since 2020 include, organizing and moderating a virtual songwriters circle for International Women’s Day featuring Lu Kala (pop), Anabelle Iratni (Cradle of Filth/metal), Mallory Johnson (country), and Ana Luísa Ramos (Brazilian world music); as well as MusicNL Week’s hip-hop professional development webinar with Eva Shaw and Shad.