About Us

Who We Are

Music Mayhem (www.musicmayhemmagazine.com) is your premiere-trusted source for the latest entertainment news and music across all genres, with a focus on country and rock music.

Founded in January 2014 by Andrew Wendowski, our Editor-in-Chief and a nationally published photojournalist, we are an independent entertainment and media outlet dedicated to connecting music enthusiasts with their favorite artists.

What We Do

Music Mayhem brings you daily live updates, exclusive artist interviews, live show coverage, and more. Whether you’re a fan of country, rock, or any other genre, we introduce you to emerging talents who are shaping the future of music.

Our Mission

At Music Mayhem, our mission is to provide you with a unique backstage pass to your beloved artists. We do this by delivering the most accurate and up-to-date information on today’s most popular and talked-about musicians. We stand out from other online entertainment and media sources by approaching artist promotion in creative ways.

Our Recognition

Our commitment to quality journalism has earned us recognition from respected publications such as CNN, Forbes, Time Magazine, La Times, Huffington Post, Vice, Fox News, NY Post, iHeartRadio, People, Vanity Fair, Good Housekeeping, GQ, Complex, Rolling Stone and more. Superstar artists like Christina Aguilera, Breaking Benjamin, Brantley Gilbert, Miranda Lambert, and P!nk have also shared our content.

In summary, we are here to provide you with the latest music and entertainment news while ensuring the highest standards of trust and reliability from top quality journalists.

Our Content Integrity Promise

Our commitment to maintaining high content integrity is unwavering. We adhere to Google’s principles to ensure that the information we provide to our readers is reliable and trustworthy.

1. Expertise: Our content is created by individuals with extensive knowledge and experience in the music industry. This expertise allows us to offer accurate and authoritative information.

2. Authoritativeness: We take pride in our commitment to showcasing the most up-to-date and reputable sources. This authority is the foundation of our content’s credibility.

3. Trustworthiness: We promise to provide content that readers can rely on. This is achieved through thorough research, fact-checking, and maintaining high ethical standards.

4. Transparency: We believe in open and honest communication with our readers. Our content is clear, and we cite our sources to support the information presented.

5. Accountability: We are accountable for the accuracy and reliability of our content. In the event of any errors or inaccuracies, we promptly correct and update our content.

6. Continuous Improvement: We value reader feedback, as it helps us enhance our content. Regular evaluations and improvements ensure that our content remains high-quality.

By following these principles, we promise to provide content that meets the highest standards of expertise, authoritativeness, and trustworthiness. Music Mayhem’s aim is to empower our readers with valuable and reliable information about the music industry.

Our Editorial Policy

Our editorial process ensures that the content we publish meets high standards of expertise, authoritativeness, and trustworthiness. We aim to provide our readers with accurate and reliable information.

1. Research: Our content creation begins with thorough research on the topic. We rely on reputable sources and experts to gather the most up-to-date and reliable information.

2. Authorship: All our content is created by experienced writers who have a background in the music industry. They are knowledgeable about the subject matter and are committed to delivering accurate information.

3. Fact-Checking: Before publication, our content goes through a rigorous fact-checking process. We verify the accuracy of information to prevent errors and misinformation.

4. Citations: We provide citations and references for any data or information used in our articles. This allows readers to verify the information from the original sources.

5. Expert Input: When necessary, we seek input from experts and professionals in the music industry to ensure the content is of the highest quality.

6. Relevance: Our content is always tailored to the interests and needs of our audience. We focus on topics that matter to music enthusiasts.

7. Regular Updates: We keep our content updated to reflect any changes or developments in the music industry. Outdated information is revised promptly.

8. Reader Feedback: We encourage our readers to provide feedback and suggestions. This input helps us improve our content and ensure it meets their expectations.

By adhering to these principles, we strive to maintain our commitment to providing reliable and trustworthy content to our audience.

Meet The Editor

Andrew Wendowski

Andrew Wendowski

CEO, Owner, editor-in-chief

Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Nashville, Tennessee, has an extensive background in journalism and multimedia.

Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more.

Additionally, Andrew Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from artist’s ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone.

He is also a member of the Country Music Association.

When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

Meet Our Team

For over a decade, we’ve been dedicated to delivering reliable and in-depth information. Get to know a few of our contributors below.

Melanie Rooten

Melanie Rooten


Melanie Rooten has been writing for Music Mayhem since August of 2023. Originally from Southern California and currently residing in Nashville, Tennessee, she graduated from Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma in 2023 with a BA in Journalism.

During her free time, she loves going to concerts and music festivals, binging her favorite TV shows, spending time with her friends and family and cheering on the Oklahoma Sooners (of course).

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Nicole Palsa

Nicole Palsa


Nicole Palsa is a freelance writer based in Nashville, Tennessee. Since 2012, she has written about the newcomers, superstars, and legends of country music for publications including Music Mayhem, Country Now, and Country Music Tattle Tale.

Palsa has served as a volunteer guide with Musicians On Call since 2016 and is a Troubadour member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications and her Bachelor of Arts degree in French.

In addition to being a devoted country music fan, Nicole is a family historian and genealogist who can often be found in stacks of research. She is also an avid traveler with a passion for wildlife and nature photography.

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Melinda Lorge

Melinda Lorge


Melinda Lorge is a Nashville-based freelance writer who specializes in covering country music.

Along with Music Mayhem, her work has appeared in publications, including Rare Country, Rolling Stone Country, Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, Wide Open Country and more. After joining Rare Country in early 2016, Lorge was presented with the opportunity to lead coverage on late-night television programs, including “The Voice” and “American Idol,” which helped her to sharpen her writing skills even more.

Lorge earned her degree at Middle Tennessee State University, following the completion of five internships within the country music industry. She has an undeniable love for music and entertainment. When she isn’t living and breathing country music, she can be found enjoying time outdoors with family and friends.

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