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20 years in the music business

🎶 20 years in the #musicbusiness 📸 @photography_by_tabitha_ ♥ @aucklandmamamarket The story so far: ➡ In my teens I worked full-time for 3 years, as DJ at a wedding/event agency (5 or 6 days a week back when I had youthful energy to do so). DJ residencies at pool halls and Downtown clubs. While cofounded @nonstop2k_official the largest MIDI archive of its day. ➡ By my 20s music became more of a side hustle, studied at @mainz.sit music school, while worked regular jobs, but got signed as an original artist, made a good windfall from crowdfunding (thanks Netherlands and Germany mainly thanks to a German based company), did some cray festivals, had a 2yr peak with debut record, even got mentioned by @coldplay on their site, appeared in a #videogame tournament @team_fortress ➡ By my early 30s I established my own music company, made records some got @nzonairmusic did @xfactornz boot camp, @musicstudios.co.nz series, then moved to UK, worked odd promo jobs, served as a waiter, dri