Posts tagged music business
The #1 Mistake People Make When It Comes to Affirmations

I always knew that I wanted to be in the music business.

My earliest memories are of me sitting on my swingset in the backyard of my grandmother’s home in Waco, Texas and singing my little heart out. I would make up songs and sing them all day long. My favorite cartoon was Jem. During the summertime, I’d stay up all night watching music video stations like MTV, VH1, BET, and CMT (back when they actually played music videos) and I’d also listen to the Quiet Storm on Dallas’ R&B and Hip Hop station, K104. I’d spend hours making my own mixtapes, carefully crafting the tracklisting and waiting for what seemed like an eternity for specific songs to play on the radio.

Those were definitely different times back then, Honey Bunny!

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The Maven Mindset

The crux of the maven mindset is believing in your dreams.

Believe in what you want SO MUCH that it has no choice but to materialize. I have experienced this so many times in my life, it's unreal. 

When I graduated college, I had no full-time offer and the greatest desire to be in the music business. I had one interview at the Weather Channel for some entry level production gig (that my Women in Communications mentor set me up with) and the lady that interviewed me sat there and listened to me talk about my internship experiences at Paste Magazine, Oydssey Entertainment, and the Atlanta Chapter of The Recording Academy. She said, “It’s apparent that you love music so much. You should work in music. What are you doing here?” 

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