Jen Long – UK
Music Journalist / TV & Radio Presenter / Label Manager, BBC3 / Kissability / DICE
New music journalist and DJ Jen Long lives to discover and share new artists while still supporting her longer existing loves. She is Music Editor at DICE.
Jen Long started DJing with a weekly residency at Cardiff’s Clwb Ifor Bach whilst running the student radio station, Xpress Radio. Over time she worked a number of jobs from tour managing bands to managing a rehearsal space while deeply involved with the much-missed Kruger Magazine.
Jen began working for Radio 1 in 2007 and presented her first show in 2008 at the age of 22. She became a fulltime presenter on the station at the start of 2011 hosting BBC Introducing, supporting the best in unsigned, undiscovered and under the radar artists. She left the station in the autumn of 2014.
Jen is the voice of BBC3, entertaining viewers between the programmes. She is also a presenter on the channel, covering the summer festivals alongside Greg James.
Jen can be found writing for the pages of NME, TLOBF, Rockfeedback, and many more. She edits quarterly music magazine, Zero Core and runs monthly London club night Seventy Times 7. As well as this, she has her own record label, Kissability, in partnership with Transgressive, and manages the band Cut Ribbons.
Jen plays a mix of alternative indie, rock, dance, and pop, and her past DJ highlights include festivals like All Tomorrow’s Parties, Latitude, Green Man, and Reading Festival.
In 2012 Q Magazine named Jen one of the most influential young voices in music.
Jen appears on the Face The Music 2014 program.