Friends. Something that isn’t necessarily synonymous with the music industry shit, but I had a few I met outside of the confines of that structure and one of my very best ones asked me one day if I’d “Like to intern for Epic records”. As I stated before I fell back from studies at Hunter to go all in on this entertainment ish and this was the last piece of the puzzle. I jumped at the chance. Continue reading
One of the hardest things to do in any field is mobilizing and coordinating any amount of people to work towards any common goal. I’ve seen it countless times when trying to coordinate a shoot, or a meeting or something as simple as getting a writer to a location at a certain time. I can’t even get my sis to show up at my mom’s house on time for Thanksgiving, so when I went to the first magazine meeting and saw 12 people captivated by the process and all in tune with what was happening, I got the feeling Greg was on to something. Continue reading
After a few months working at Tommy Boy things took a turn towards the ultra busy. I actually got into college for the spring semester still not knowing what I wanted to study, but it was what I was told over and over again was ‘the next step’ so Hunter College it was. That volunteer gig I had turned into a part time job and I had another part time job working the counter at Two Boots in Rockefeller Center. Between it all I had practically no down time, and at that time I kind of preferred it that way. I still felt I could do more so I checked a classified paper for writing gigs. People told me I had a way with words so I thought to check out that avenue. Continue reading
I showed up for my first day… not knowing what to expect. First thing I noticed was this place wasn’t like any office I’ve ever been in. Continue reading
In my previous post I mention how when I was younger all I basically listened to was Freestyle music. Well before Hot 97 was Hot 97 it was Hot 103.5 and the music they played to become prominent was Freestyle. Continue reading
So where did it all begin? I guess you could say it started with a simple love for music. There is power in good music, the power to change moods and unify people. Music can tell a story or capture a moment in your life where you could play a song over and relive that moment forever. I saw all this in music and when H.S. was over I had to make a decision as to what I wanted to do. Luckily NYC is a city of serendipity if you know where to look.
means only one thing… Clearly the end is near… so what better time to start a personal blog recounting my time in Publishing and the Music Industry and also share anything of interest than now? Walk with me.. Continue reading