New Gold Management is a division of New Gold Entertainment Group. New Gold Management provides management and career guidance for the entertainment arts.
Tell us a little about yourself and your experience.
My path is all about the experience and what I can learn in the industry at hand.
What drove you to choose your career path?
Entertainment drives social change. We meet many people and can make lives, community, and lives better.
How did you go about getting your job? What kind of education and experience did you need?
I did internships. I put my money and experience where my mouth was. I worked hard to keep it. I went to school for Marketing and Audio but there are many ways that a person can get on the job experience.
What do you actually spend the majority of your time doing?
In my job... researching and keeping up with opportunities, new technologies. In my world.. yoga, podcasts, learning anything I can, workout, hanging with friends, writing, drawing.
What misconceptions do people often have about your job?
That anyone can do it and its all fun. We put in a lot of work to make it fun for other people. We enjoy our work and the success of others and seeing them make a difference in the world. It is still work and long hours and not many thank yous.
What are your average work hours?
On Call. I try to have work hours when not in crunch time.
What personal tips and shortcuts have made your job easier?
Delegate, communicate, and be transparent. Be willing to say no and stick to your guns.
What do you do differently from your coworkers or peers in the same profession?
Remind the artists and their support that it takes everyone together to move mountains. If you are waiting for someone else to do it for you, you don't want it enough.
Do you have any advice for people who need to enlist your services?
If you want management, label, PR, marketing, etc you need to show you have the determination, personality, work ethic, and business sense to have a successful small band /music group.
What's the worst part of the job and how do you deal with it?
Egos and people not being honest. Last minute changes. Try to be patient, and be easy going without being a yes person. Understand why people are not honest and deal with that issue and work it out with the person. Make deadlines and keep on people to stick to them and be willing to stick to your guns when it puts your team in a very stressed out overworked situation that is not crucial to production. If it's a necessary change then make the implementation and communication as smooth as possible.
What's the most enjoyable part of the job?
When a plan comes together. When you can tell your artist/production just made someone's day or when the community comes together to make a difference. Being able to make others lives better, participating in musicares, music saves lives, wounded warriors, living the dream, make a wish foundation, etc.
What kind of money can one expect to make at your job?
Depends on the job, and the band, company, or part of the industry you are joining and can negotiate.
How do you move up in your field?
You work hard and keep working hard. Don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone in creativity.
What advice would you give to those aspiring to join your profession?
Learn as much as you can about all professions then find a specialty. This is an industry and a community. It's not about You. Be willing to work hard, realize we are all a team, and that we do not need any more divas in the industry.