Avicii

I never had the opportunity to work with Avicii. I wish I did because I heard great things about him and his camp. Unfortunately, I won’t get that chance.Tim Bergling, the Swedish EDM star, passed away last week.

I think like the rest of the world, I was shocked to hear the news. A talented soul that was taken too soon. But selfishly, I can’t help but think how we are the same age. He had so much more in his life to accomplish.

As of now, there aren’t any reports of his cause of death. But I do know this. He was well respected in the music world and his fans adored him. He was primarily known for his dance style/remixed, heavy beats music. I’ll be the first to admit, his music is catchy.

Below I attached this awesome article about Avicii and his love for his music. It’s important to know that there are pop stars who give a damn about their work. It has passion and meaning behind it. He loved his work. And as someone who works in the industry, that’s the only reason why most of us do what we do. We love our work.

Rest In Peace

 

https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/dance/8372644/billy-raffoul-avicii-interview-you-be-love

 

“Me Too”

I know this is going around on social media and I’m sure most of the men are wondering what it means. The “Me Too” status is representing the person AKA the woman who has been sexually assaulted or harassed. I know this happens all the time, in any industry, at any given time. It can be physical, mental or emotional and it can be the smallest comment or rape.

It happens all the time in the music industry. All day every day. That’s a fact. And I have been a personal victim of this.Yes, I’ve been a victim. I’ve been commented on my looks, my body, my sexual being, just being myself people felt the need to say or do something to me.

The saddest thing about the whole situation is that people know this is a problem and some know that they are doing it. This is an issue. And some people don’t understand, sometimes what they do or say is sexual harassment. Nobody, either way, will do anything about it. That’s a problem.

As a woman, I suggest you stand up for yourself and tell the guy off if this happens to you. Or tell someone about it. Or go to the police. Stand up for yourself.

As a man, I suggest you keep your words and hands to yourself.

 

LA isn’t Bad

So I just got back from LA. Most of the time, I’ve spent there, it’s been for layovers and hangovers. But I never really spent a good amount of time over there. Because everyone pretty much told me how awful LA was. Traffic, people, traffic, how expensive everything is, people, traffic… You get the picture.

I have to admit, the time I spent over there, was pretty awesome. I didn’t spend that much time in West Hollywood, but I also really don’t want to either. I want to see what tourists don’t see when I travel. I want to see the reasons why people actually live in big cities like that.

It just so happens, I have a lot of friends over there, so it’s great to have people you already know. And it doesn’t hurt to have cute guy friends over there.

Here’s what I know about LA and entertainment:

Everyone has some sort of affiliation to it.

There are a ton of festivals, studios, and venues for people to play.

I truly believe that you can make it in LA, you just have to be smart about it.

 

As much as I love Nashville, if someone offered me a job in LA, I would move.

 

Everything Comes With a Price

First off, I would like to apologize, it’s been so long since I wrote on my blog. I think this is the longest I’ve gone without writing. So for those of you who truly like to read my blog, I’m sorry. I’ve been so busy trying to get myself together here in Nashville.

Now with that being said, here are some insights about the industry down in Nashville:

People want to help you, however sometimes it comes with a price. If they know they aren’t going to get anything in return, more than likely, they won’t put you on their priority list. Also, there’s a huge gender factor down here. If a girl passes my name off to another friend, I’m a good person. If a guy passes my name off to another friend… I’m sleeping with him. It’s a stupid double standard, but it exist.

While Nashville is a small town and everyone knows everyone, it’s still very hard and competitive to get into the work place here. Yes, people are moving here like it’s going out of style and businesses are booming, but again you need to know the right people. Also, I’m sick and tired of being told I’m over qualified, seriously, just pay my less and hire me already.

Most importantly, it’s not easy. Not at all. It’s hard being away from family, it’s hard being away from the things you know, it’s hard just to establish yourself in a new city. But at the end of the day, I know it will be worth it. It has to be worth it. I will make it worth it.