My love for concerts and music started at a young age. I started playing musical instruments in 4th grade. I played the oboe and percussion instruments in various ensembles. Along the way I also developed a travel bug as I traveled all over US and Canada playing in various wind groups, percussion lines, marching bands, and two drum and bugle corps. Halfway through college I found out that I was not meant to practice the oboe several hours a day. I used some personal resources and met a publicist that worked for a major record label in Los Angeles. Through her I discovered the music business and I truly admired her for working tirelessly to move up the ranks. She talked about how she “pounded the pavement” to get exposure to her artists. I found out there would be opportunity to intern for her and I leaped at the chance. I would be working on projects with artists like John Mayer and System Of a Down. Unfortunately my college did not see this as a great opportunity. I had to convince my college counselor to give me credit for said internship because it was unpaid position. I finally secured the internship after submitting a paper on what I would learn and that I was prepared to be unpaid.
Upon graduation I started working concerts and found myself attending several concerts a week. I still help out at shows in the bay area but I spend my 9-5 on digital music. I am also the social media coordinator for The Lost Girls World (women focused travel site). In addition to loving music and travel I also love pop culture and sports. My hope is that this blog can help those that may want to work in the music business with ideas from the experts. I also hope to give helpful tips to concert goers to make all their concert experiences memorable.
You can reach me at Lexagator AT gmail.com
*Disclaimer: Views expressed here are mine and mine alone.