Bill Tilford has been listening to music from all over the world since childhood, and as a brass musician and keyboardist, he tried his hand at playing much of it as well.  In more recent years, he began writing about music for various outlets, including for the website Timba.com, which is dedicated to Cuban music, and he also returned to radio, an activity from his youth, to help present new recordings that are out of the mainstream on the air.   

In 2014, he established a production company, Tilford Productions LLC, to help bring some of his favorite music to the world via new recordings.  He also curates Radio Angela for WBCQ the Planet, an international shortwave radio station on 5130 kHz.