Jackie is a recent UCLA graduate with a lot of experience in the music industry under her belt. She works on day to day task for some amazing artist at Slush Management including artist such as Porter Robinson, Mat Zo and Slumberjack. I first met her at the Deckstar office and quickly saw how hard working and passionate she was about everything she was doing. Watching Jackie complete every job to her fullest potential truly inspired me and continues to inspire me to do everything with 110% effort. I wanted her to inspire others the way she inspired me and have her be this months feature!
What led you to your chosen career path?
I’ve always enjoyed music, but never really considered it as a career path for the longest time. I got an economics degree in college and quickly realized that I did not want to go down that route. One day I thought, why not try music? And put all of my focus there. I’m grateful to be doing work that feels very meaningful to me now.
What key steps did you take to get to where you are today?
I started off by applying to music internships through my school’s job site and eventually one thing led to another. Definitely make the most of the resources around you. Ask questions, take initiative and treat every task you’re assigned as a learning opportunity.
What would you tell someone who wants to go into the music industry but is afraid they don’t have what it takes?
Believe in yourself!! Perseverance and is really important. You’re going to have bad interviews, face rejection and get impatient when things aren’t going according to plan, but that’s just how it is sometimes. Learn and grow from your experiences and trust in your own abilities.
What are some characteristics that the artist you work with have that you believe play a role in their success?
I’m super fortunate to work with artists that constantly push boundaries and care a lot about the quality of music they put out. They’re also genuinely nice and humble individuals as well 🙂