Category music

Impostor Syndrome: 22 In the Music Industry

By Manny Yupa Approximately one year ago, I was trying to juggle schoolwork with a mindless part-time job and an internship. Yet as long as I did my work and showed up wherever required, I could coast through anything. Despite my need for a job, I could probably survive on financial aid and parental assistance. […]

Real Talk: I’m an Aspiring Musician

By Danielle Roberts It’s easy to look at me and think I have it all figured out. People see me and they see a person who is driven, motivated, passionate. They see a person who goes out there, who does what she loves and is genuinely happy. But they don’t always know what’s going on […]

The Importance of Being Stressed

By Manny Yupa Over the course of 5 months, I spontaneously started a live sound internship, practiced and studied constantly, and then ended up with a job in live sound at a music venue. Before that internship, I had almost no experience. Now… I do have experience, but I’m constantly stressed about my “accelerated graduation” […]

Making Music vs. Owning A Fridge

By Manny Yupa I want to work in music. Preferably making it, though we all know that there’s no money in the industry unless you’re Taylor Swift, Dave Grohl, or the copyright holder of the Beatles discography. I could talk about music for hours and spend even longer creating it, but I also want a […]