On Monday I start my new job. I don’t even know what to think. It’s totally awesome and unexpected that it came about. I wrote to some people on linked in that my former supervisor at Live Nation knew, and bam. An e-mail, followed by a phone call, followed by a meeting in Brooklyn, followed by some more phone calls and e-mails, and now I have a job in the music business, with a salary, benefits, and perks like transit check and all.
It’s nice to be entering an enviornment where I will be viewed as “talent” and am being treated as such. If you’ve been following this blog since I started it in September of 2010, I’ve had my ups and downs, and I resolved that my music career was over. I accpeted that it wouldn’t happen, and I was taking interviews at marketing firms and attempting to work in advertising.
Shortly after I was offered this job, I had an informational call with the president and founder of a prominent record label best known for releasing a series of albums that rhyme with schmidz hopz. The man I spoke with basically told me that I needed to intern some more. I have always thought my 1000 hours of internships and 2.5 years of entreprenurial work in high school and my year of professional work experience where enough. That’s the moment that it hit me. Glamour industries are shitty, treat their talent shitty, and abuse the content creatoes they make money off of. I am proud to say in my new job that I am being fairly compensated in both dollars and beneits, the content creators we work with keep 100% of their rights and are treated with respect, and that event though I haven’t started yet, I have a good feeling about this.
So now that I have a 40 - 45 hour work week, a loving girl friend, and planning to plan to move to a highrise luxury apartment in Manharttan, what’s left to want. It’s the feeling when you come home from vacation. Nothing left to look forward to. I am going to fill this gap with some exciting projects, that I will post on here.