Michael Sigman is a writer/ editor, media consultant and the president of Major Songs, a music publishing company. Prior to his current activities, Sigman was the president and publisher of
LA Weekly, the nation’s largest alternative newsweekly, from 1990-2002. He joined
LA Weekly in 1983 as general manager and was named publisher the following year. He was also the founding publisher of
OC Weekly, sister paper to
LA Weekly, when it was launched in 1995. Prior to joining
LA Weekly, Sigman was a music journalist, and served as a reporter, then managing editor, then editor-in-chief of
Record World Magazine, a leading music industry weekly, from 1971 to 1982. Michael graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude, with a BA in Philosophy, from Bucknell University in 1971.