In March, I became the owner of my company called thread. It was one of the hardest decisions I've ever had to make but it was also the best decision I've ever made.
With the help of my friends and two amazing advisers, I managed to create something I've always wanted to create: a music company. It's been a long journey. It took me a while to figure everything out, but today I am proud to say I am doing exactly what I'm supposed to be doing. I am doing what I love every day. I have a music blog. I interview artists, I write about songs I like, I write about mental health and other topics I care about. And I launched my services for artists. I've been promoting/supporting for over 15 years, I worked for free, and I worked with really cool people of the music industry. I learned a lot but I also felt I was doing all these things for nothing. I felt like I was going nowhere. I was still stuck at home, I had zero goal. I was only hoping to get opportunities. I wasn't making any money and I kept doing all these things for people, until I realized it was time for me to do my own thing and create my own opportunities. So I did. I created my own company.
I am very proud of myself for doing this by myself. It's been a long time coming.
Today, I can say that music blog is doing good. I have a solid following online, I receive a lot of music submissions every day, I discover new music on a daily basis. But the most important thing is that I managed to create an amazing community. My biggest struggle right now is to find new clients/artists. Nothing comes easy and things take time. I only got one client so far, and it's been one of the coolest experiences. But now that I got one client, I want to keep having clients, which is a good thing and bad thing. A good thing because I need to keep this business going and make money out of it. The bad thing is that I started to get impatient. But patience is key. I am still learning and evolving. Right now I'm in the process of getting my name and services out there with different business/marketing strategies, which is something I'm enjoying.
So, what are these services for artists? Well, my job title is A&R Manager. I help artists with their promotional and marketing strategies for their upcoming releases, I help them with their visual content online, I help them with their press releases and biographies, I help them be themselves, I help them connect with other professionals of the music industry, I help them with their songs etc... And I do these things every day for two weeks or for a month. It is honestly one of my favorite things to do and one of the only things I'm good at. I'm a true passionate, and I believe in artists. Supporting artists is what I do best. So here I am.
Getting to do this on my own and being my own boss is very satisfying. I love my job.
I knew things weren't going to be easy, but I also thought it'd be easier haha. But it's part of the process, and I'm enjoying every single moment. At the end of the day, life is about doing what we love, and that is exactly what I'm doing.
Alright, that's it. Writing these blogs here are very therapeutic so I'll try to write more :)
Thank you for reading me.
And if you'd like to know more about my services for artists. Please, click here.
Until next time...