He studied political sciences at the University of Tehran and continued his studies in sociology in Germany and Austria.
He taught literature at the Persian National Music Conservatory in Tehran and was the editor of Roudaky Monthly for five years.
From 1960 he was the editor of Music Review magazine (Majale-ye Musighi) in Tehran. Khoshnam shortly was in the head of Roudaki Hall public relation section.
A selection of Khoshnam articles/interviews was published in Sweden in 1998 titled "In the Field of Music" [dar Ghalamro'e Musighi].