Based in New York, Justin Oppelaar has reported on the music industry for <I>Variety</I> since June of 2000. He has also covered the media industry from the Wall Street perspective, and the growth of entertainment on the Internet. Prior to joining the paper, Oppelaar was a staff writer/financial analyst at Individual Investor Magazine. He has also worked as an equity markets reporter for the Dow Jones News Service. He currently lives with his wife, Suzanne, in Park Slope, Brooklyn.