• writer • talent rep • producer • music historian •
Vie Marshall began her career as a print and radio music reporter, aged 16 and whilst still at school. Within 3 years, she was snapped up to become Assistant Music Editor at national newspaper The Voice.
Following that was an illustrious career as freelance journalist and editor, on the mailing list of every major record company and break-out urban independent label; working for an unprecedented number of international and national publications - The Drum, Record Mirror, Blues & Soul, The Face, i-D, Daily Mirror, The Guardian, Rage and Hip Hop Connection are just some of those publications.
Vie soon became a “name journalist” and taste-maker, respected for her talent spotting acumen with an array of TV, radio, magazines and newspapers keen to interview her each for each edition.
Artists such The Roots, Soul II Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, Digital Underground, Gang Starr, Omar and Queen Latifah had their first ever interviews or reviews penned by Vie. Consequently, she’s thanked on many album linear notes, and was given exclusive access to various artists. Those include Will Smith, who invited Vie to his home following the Fresh Prince & Jazzy Jeff winning the first ever hip hop Grammy. Then in 1991, marking Janet Jackson’s entry in the Guinness World Book of Records for landing the largest recording contract in history, Vie was invited to have exclusive access to Janet, with the interview syndicated across the world.
At the same time as working as music journalist, Vie was the founding member of Muthaland – a ground breaking club night where members of the hip hop community from both sides of the Atlantic flocked, and major brand names such as Wrangler, Shure Microphones, Cockspur Rum alongside a number of record labels were all too keen to sponsor.
Vie now splits her time between working in talent management, TV & film production and tutoring English.