11 years ago I graduated from college with a degree and a dream: I was going to work for an indie record label somewhere in New York, or the mid-west, or California and I wouldn't look back. I wasn't going to work in corporate America for the "big bad" major three, but I was going to do this on my own.
I spent the next seven and a half years working jobs that had absolutely nothing to do with music. I worked as a bank teller, a sales associate and second assistant in retail, and a records assistant at a local university. I lived at least an hour from Philadelphia and an hour and a half from New York, which is just not conducive to living and breathing the music industry in either city. I watched the Internet and social media expand, trying my hand at several different DIY businesses until I finally realized that while college had prepared me for the real world, I didn't have the tools to succeed in this newly connected world.
I was one of the lucky ones, able to give up my life in New Jersey to transplant myself to Los Angeles to attend a graduate program that opened a world of possibilities to me by providing me with the preliminary tools and resources to begin a successful career in the industry. And I did nothing with it, until I realized that to be succeed at my goals, to create a life I wanted to live, I had to not only utilize those tools and resources, but to expand upon them. To take advantage of everything the industry, this city, and (to be quite honest) the Internet had to offer.
I understand that not all women have the opportunities and the monetary resources that I had to obtain these tools and resources. Once upon a time, that probably would have been a roadblock to achieving dreams and goals. But that's why I'm here and why I created The Broken Glass Blog.
The mission of The Broken Glass Blog is to provide the best tools, resources, and inspiration for women to succeed in the music industry. I don't want to sit here and blabber on and on about things that you just don't care about, that aren't helpful, or that you already know. Because let's be honest, you'll probably just glance over the post title, glaze over, and move on to something else. Or you'll probably just delete my emails entirely without opening and reading.
I want to provide the tools and resources that you want to see, that you need to be successful in your career. So let me ask you this: what do you want to see on this blog? What types of toolkits, resources, videos, online courses, etc. would you be interested in?
Take my survey at the link provided below and let me know what you want this blog and website to become.