How long have you worked at Musopia?
I started working for Musopia in April 2022 so I’m still very much a new face in the company!
Why did you want to work for Musopia?
I’ve always been very passionate about music and from an early age I knew that I wanted to pursue music as a career. When I saw the job advert for Musopia posted, I had no hesitation in applying. After learning more about the company and its goals I was smitten and knew this was a dream opportunity!
What do you like best about working at Musopia?
The People! Everybody at Musopia is incredibly welcoming, knowledgeable and a pleasure to be around. I also love that I get to travel a few times throughout the year to Finland. I had never been to Finland before joining Musopia and it now holds a special place in my heart – even if it is a bit colder than London!
What do you think are Musopia’s strengths?
The different characters in the team, the overall company vision and the desire to get everyone playing music!
What is your area of responsibility at Musopia?
My role at Musopia is a hybrid role, where I have two key responsibilities. The first is that I am responsible for all things customer success for our live apps- That means helping customers with queries, understanding what our customers want to see in our apps and reporting on potential bugs. The second responsibility is influencer marketing which includes targeting influencers, negotiating deals with them and managing the deals once they are in place.
Music can make a bad day turn into a good day, it is incredibly powerful in influencing emotions and getting together for live music is one of the best things in life!
How have you been able to develop your skills at Musopia?
Prior to joining Musopia, I would have said that I was tech-savvy but since joining Musopia I have developed many new tech skills and I feel I now have a real understanding of how apps are developed and managed which translates to all other apps too. My main skill development has been in influencer marketing though. I had never delved into influencer marketing before joining Musopia and after ten months in the role I have learnt a vast amount of information about the wonderful influencer world, social media platforms and how key they are to marketing in the present age.
What is your musical background?
I’ve always had music in my life from a young age and I couldn’t live without it! Growing up I’d listen to my dad playing Led Zeppelin, Rush and Black Sabbath records relentlessly and this made me want to become a rockstar. When I was eight years old I began to learn how to play bass guitar. I had a few face-to-face lessons before teaching myself through Youtube videos watching the greats. When I was about twelve I moved on to electric guitar but I’ve always said that I am a bass player at heart. I’ve been in multiple bands over the years but my most successful band was called Safe to Swim when I was at university studying music production.
What kind of music do you listen to?
The hardest question for any musician but I’ll give it a go! My friends would know me as the guy that mainly listens to UK indie music but I’m a big fan of many different styles of music ranging from metal, blues, and pop. At the moment I’m listening to lots of soul music like Sly & The Family Stone, Curtis Mayfield and Amy Winehouse because of the funky basslines!
How do you feel music makes the world a better place?
Music is essential to humans, I am yet to meet someone that does not listen to music or enjoy any kind of form of music. Music can make a bad day turn into a good day, it is incredibly powerful in influencing emotions and getting together for live music is one of the best things in life!
What is the meaning of music in your life?
Music is everything to me! I would not be the person I am today without music because it means so much to me and has influenced most of my life decisions since such a young age. I’ve always got a song in my head and I’m the annoying person that can never sit still or stop tapping because of it – apologies to everyone who has ever met me and apologies in advance if you are yet to meet me!
What is your guilty pleasure song, the song that you secretly love?
I have two guilty pleasure songs and I think my fellow Musopians already know the answers following my karaoke performances at our recent Christmas party.
- Britney Spears – Toxic
- Shakira – Waka Waka
Both banging tunes that will survive the test of time!
What kind of coffee do you start your working day with?
Coffee is almost as essential as music for me in the morning and at the moment I am really enjoying South Indian coffee that I brew in a French press at home!
Which famous musician would you like to jam with, if it were possible?
Again a very tricky question for a musician, so I’ll make my dream band to jam with! I may end up on tambourine with these legends though!
Drums: Travis Barker – Blink 182
Bass Guitar: Larry Graham – Sly & The Family Stone
Rhythm Guitar: John Frusciante – Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Lead Guitar: Jimmy Page – Led Zeppelin
Vocals: Britney Howard – Alabama Shakes
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