survival in the diy music scene | josh rumer | fmf conference 2017

IMG_3943.jpg if you missed the memo a few months back, i’m now a resident of spain. i’m here studying for my masters degree at the berklee college of music campus in valencia. this past september the entire global entertainment and music business program went to barcelona for a few days to attend the future music forum conference held at the estrella damm brewery; lots of beer and lots of convos + connects with awesome digital music entrepreneurs, music industry executives, investors, and the like. aside from the awesome people i had the pleasure of  interviewing for the 1st episode of “in valencia with shoom,” i had the opportunity of having a quick on-camera chat with invengo productions founder + producer, josh rumer. he drops some quick survival tips for you indie and diy peeps. funny guy. thanks jenn c for being my camera woman and thanks lord pijama for producing the new “in the mix with shoom” theme song!!
if you missed the first episode of the resurgence of “in the mix with shoom“; here’s your ticket! it came out to be a great show but honestly, i’m a bit on the fence with this whole podcasting stuff. it’s not exactly fun anymore for me; kind of like a “been there, done that, feeling”, so i’m not sure if i’m going to keep doing it while i’m out here. i’d like to do something related that i’ve never done before and give it my all. anyway — we’ll see.  the episode features kevin breuner, the vp of marketing at CD baby. here’s the link —            

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new shoom: ambition (interlude)

since i’ve been back in arizona my sleeping pattern has been so off!!  in my restlessness on friday night, i felt inspired and recorded a song i wrote last summer. i attempted to record it during an actual studio session back in nyc but there were a lot of unnecessary people around and honestly i just wasn’t feeling the vibe — or the engineer. so i decided to give it a go on my own. i must say, i’m always much happier when i do things for myself, especially when it comes to my creativity. idk…i guess it one of those control freak things. i had a few beers and it was super hot in my room (no ac, and i had to keep the fan off ’cause duh, i’m recording) leaving me clad in bra, panties, and sweat which i think really helped me to get into character for the track. haha. this interlude-esque piece is about feeling attracted to someone new and how keeping it real about your intentions can lead to infinite possibilities. it also speaks on my independence and how being in a relationship or connected to someone isn’t a necessity but if we’re gonna do this thing (whatever it is), you gotta come correct! no selfishness or half-stepping!!! i’m responsible for the mix + shout out to badu for the beat i conveniently lifted from youtube. a testament to having fun, self exploration, and mastering my crafts. feedback is appreciated.

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