Over the period of the last months, I have been traveling all up and down the state to shake hands and kiss asses all in the name of developing a name for myself in the music industry, business wise. Over the last two months alone, I have blown through a full set of tires, attended handfulls of meetings, and traveled almost 9000 miles in my little hybrid that could, all in the name of what? Well before I get into that, you have to know alittle bit about the company I “work” for and that company is Techibeats.Com, LLC.
Techibeats.Com. It started with pure and shared passion for electronic music amongst a group of young men in their college years. What was first a school project for a journalism class that gathered a thousand or so views, Techibeats.com rapidly took off and is growing day by day. Over half a million people have already seen the diverse and quality music tastes of the minds behind Techibeats.com and the future looks brighter than ever, pulling in interviews from top artists of the industry all in under a year. Our goal is to provide the growing electronic music fan base with top quality music from minds who understand EDM from both an educated, technical standpoint and an abstract analyzation of the genre. Our posts are designed so the listener can think critically about how a particular piece of music was created to help the public understand and be informed more about what’s happening with the man behind the turntables. We also host music events in San Francisco and Los Angeles every month, and this is where yours truly comes in. Two months ago, I was in a meeting with the other executives of the company. As one of the co-founder’s, I voiced my interest our company should invest in sponsorship of a music festival. I brought one specific one to the table, the Snowglobe Music Festival in South Lake Tahoe, California over the New Years holiday. I was essentially laughed at as the bill for such a task was no where close to our available budget. The famous last words of my boss were, “If you find the money, I’m on board. Otherwise, I wont hold my breath.” This motivated me to a whole new level, and thus my cross state road trip began. I would leave after my last class on Thursday nights and start my travels, some trips even taking me as south as Hollywood in one trip. I would arrange meetings and more along my travels and wrap it all up and be back in Humboldt by time for school Monday morning. I was always on the road, practically living in my car all to prove a name for a company that doesn’t even pay me. That’s right, I paid for every cent of gas because I believe in a startup that has promise.
Fast forward, to the present. After tedious trips, copious amounts of debt acquired after a mugging I was a vicim of in San Francisco, as well as my car being impounded, I have only one thing to show for it.
Techibeats.Com as one of the major sponsors of Snowglobe. Hard work and persistence led me to take my company to the next level. I put together that picture above as well as turning what was once the “Igloo Stage” into what is now known as the “Techibeats.Com Stage”. The artists above, which pack some pretty prominent artists in the industry, will be playing our stage specifically over the NYE holiday alongside all the other artists below.
And yeah you aren’t mistaking, one of the other prominent sponsors of this years festivities is none other then Sierra Nevada Brewing Company in Mendocino. After all of my hard work and life on the road, I have had time to find who I really am and the possibilities that lay ahead of me and with that I have decided to withdrawal from Humboldt State University and transfer into San Francisco State University in the Spring of 2014, so that I may be surrounded by my industry and dive deeper down this rabbit hole I have already started exploring this past year.
The future is bright ahead and I will never forget my time in Humboldt, as this place opened me up to the music I like and the person I have become today when I moved here in mid 2009. I also apologize for my lack of blog entries here, but you can reference my other blog entries about music and culture, located here.