If you're an independent musician or just someone who's been wondering how to break into the music biz, buckle up because this episode is for you. It's like a roadmap to the industry!
We had the pleasure of speaking with Gulce Turek, a Marketing Manager at Fantasy Records, a well-established independent record label. And let me tell you, she's been around the block a few times. She shared her journey of discovering her passion for music through live music and ethno-musicology back in Turkey where she's from, and how she went on to become a label coordinator and marketing manager for Fantasy Records in Los Angeles.
Gulce highlighted the importance of passion and dedication in the music industry, because let's face it, it's not for the faint of heart or the lazy. And she emphasized that having a clear understanding of the industry and a willingness to learn and adapt are also crucial for success. Think of it like trying to navigate a city without a map, but with way more traffic and construction.
One of the best things about Gulce is that she's not just passionate about her job, but also about the artists she works with. She truly believes in the talent of the artists she represents, just like Rachel Bobbitt (that we'll hear at the end of the episode), or like Bailen, to name a few.
We also delved into the ever-changing music scene and the role of digital marketing in today's world. Gulce shared her journey from intern to industry veteran and offered valuable insights and practical advice for those looking to break into the music industry and trust me, Gulce has a wealth of experience and knowledge to share!
If navigating the industry feels like trying to find a needle in a haystack for you, well join us as we explore the world of music and the business behind it!
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Gulce Turek by Vincent Walter Jacob