Music has always been an enormous part of my life. In fact, if it wasn’t for music, I don’t think I’d be working in the field of marketing and public relations.
In the late 90s at the age of 13, I built my first website and designed my first e-mail newsletter on behalf of a band I adored at the time. I also was a contributing writer to their fan club zine (that came in the mail every month!). Realizing my passion for music and writing led me to get a degree in Public Affairs Journalism in college, which is when I began my career specifically in music marketing for major record labels. It’s been one of the highlights of my career thus far! And while I love music, I haven’t played an instrument since high school (guitar and flute!), but have expressed the performance piece in a different way.
This month is a special month for me because I’m celebrating my seventh year as a professional DJ. While I don’t play as much as I used to since launching FACTEUR, I still love to compile playlists and share them with clients and friends.
Some of us love peace and quiet while we’re working. That is largely true for me, especially when I’m doing a lot of writing. But much of the time I do love some music in the background that keeps me energized and inspired to conquer the tasks and projects ahead of me. I shared a summer productivity playlist here last summer, and we’ll plan on sharing these more regularly each season. We hope this puts a little pep in your step - enjoy!