I had an amazing time at Uniiqu3's #BeUnique event at Scratch Academy. The seminar was geared towards women who would like to make a move in the music industry. Insight was plentiful and could help anyone looking to take a closer step to their dreams. The panel was a class act of women killing it right now:
Uniiqu3: Vocalist, DJ, Producer, #JerseyClubKween and LIL LIT from New Jersey
Gun$ Garcia: DJ and Factory Girl collective member from D.C
Gina Turner: House/Techno DJ, Radio Host, Mom, and Yoga instructor from NYC
Hannah Rad: Host, Producer, DJ at Revolt TV, Sirius XM and RBMA Radio
Kitty Cash: DJ, Model, Writer, and Fashion Consultant from Brooklyn
Baby Yams (Editor in Chief of Brainwash Digital), asked the panel some amazing questions! You can tell she researched each woman deeply before the event. I'm inspired, and I'm definitely going to step up my interview questions!
You've created "Love the Free" an EP of exclusive tracks showcasing both emerging and established talent. Talk to me about the catalyst for starting such a project and how important is it for creatives to have passion projects or projects that make relatively no money and are time consuming but bring you joy?
You've managing to combine yoga and meditation workshops and DJ sets rather effortlessly with Divine which, in effect, allows for you to bring all of your interests in one space. For the creatives out there who have a slew of interests talk to me about the way in which one can go about combining all of their interests into one space in a way that is organic?
When speaking to Uniiqu3 for the profile piece I did for Brainwash, she accredited some of her success outside of Jersey to being introduced and collaborating with you, allowing for her to not only have another female DJ ally in the business but to someone she could creative with. We all know that collaboration is important but what should artists be doing to make sure they make substantial connections with other creatives and put themselves in spaces to find these collaborators?
Last Year the NYT put out an article about media consumption and there was a particular number that stuck out. 93%. 93% of that 18-34 age bracket consumes radio each week compared to 73% consuming television. As someone who works in both spaces talk a little bit about why the millennial still loves listening radio and how those seeking a career in radio can expect it to change in the upcoming years.
Can't tell all the details :) but I feel bad for anyone that didn't attend this event. It's so much more impactful to hear advice from people face to face than to read it off the internet. Listening to these women speak about their ups and downs and highlights in their careers really motivated me to get my shit together. Get my shit together as in start completing those baby steps needed to move closer to my ultimate goal. The next day I was on a creative high and wrote 4 blog posts! I'm still on this high and thank Uniiqu3 and everyone behind this event for the fruition of it.