OCCUPATION: A&R at Sub Pop Records
LOCATION: Seattle, WA
WHAT’S YOUR HUSTLE: I sign bands!
WHAT DOES YOUR HUSTLE MEAN TO YOU: Being able to work with my favorite artists is such a gift. I learn so much from them all. Taking the time to find out what fuels people’s creativity really does lead you down some interesting paths and opens you up to so many new things. Also the process of taking a record from demos, to the studio, to creating artwork and then finally to the live show is really fucking fun. If it’s all done right, the artists are happy, the fans are psyched and hopefully the project continues to grow for many years. It’s a pretty fantastic gig!
IF YOU COULD HAVE ONLY THREE TOOLS FOR YOUR HUSTLE, WHAT WOULD THEY BE: Headphones, iPhone, good food.
A WORD OF ADVICE TO WANNABE HUSTLERS IN YOUR FIELD: Only work with artists and people that you genuinely love. It’ll make you better at your job. Don’t get bored! If you find a way to get bored in this line of work, you’re not meant for it. Stay curious, there is always something interesting around the corner.