There's not a single day that goes by where I'm not obsessively listening to or thinking about music. Since 2011, I've been able to professionally channel this (arguably) unhealthy obsession as Head of Music at Applauze. My role primarily involved running the music discovery app Band of the Day, up until its closure in July 2015. During that time, I hand-selected over 1300 emerging bands to expose to a global audience of millions.
My discerning ear for music was integral in Band of the Day earning the following accolades:
•App of the Year Runner Up to Instagram (2011)
•iPhone and iPad App of the Week (2011)
•iPhone and iPad Hall of Fame (2011)
•New York Times: Top 10 Apps of 2011
•Selected as one of the Best Apps of 2013 by the Google Play Store
Outside of my work with Band of the Day/Applauze, I relish in putting together playlists for every occasion, attending concerts and festivals, and connecting with like-minded music geeks on social media.
Artist Management: The City and Horses
As of January 2016, I've inadvertently stumbled into artist management. The City and Horses are a New York-based indie pop band, who I've been digging since we featured them in Band of the Day app. While living in NY, I finally had the chance to meet them. One thing led to another, and now I have the fortune of working directly with them. Take a listen by clicking on this sentence.
The band responsible for my music fanaticism
I worked directly with the band's manager to coordinate this feature in Band of the Day app. I first became obsessed with them in high school, so it was a dream come true to work with their team and showcase their music in the app.
From a Band of the Day feature to network TV
Sound Friend: What Music Leaders Listen To
In 2014, I was selected to join Sound Friend, an invite-only music community of tastemakers. Every month, I select and write about one song that I'm really into at the moment, which is shared across Sound Friend's socials.