Just a 20-year-old Christian central Florida college student. Majoring in Communications with a minor in business. I write at a couple music sites and I started up my own artist management and publicity biz.
I spend every day trying to be the best "me" that I could be, but sometimes I really suck at it. Let's have some fun.
Hello and welcome to another week of music industry insight and advice here on the official blog of Haulix. We have a lot of great content on the way, and to kick things off we’re sharing the story of a young industry professional whose already miles ahead of his competition. If you have a site or journalist you would like to recommend for this feature, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and share your ideas. We can also be found on Twitter and Facebook.
Earlier this month we brought you the story of Tyler Hanan, a college student who has already become a well-engrained member of the music industry thanks to his drive, determination, and relentless work ethic. Today we’re returning to the collegiate world to discuss a similarly minded individual, only this time our featured talent hails from Florida and prefers to be called Adrian.
Growing up in a Mexican-American household, Adrian Garza was exposed to a wide variety of music from an early age. His love of music continued to develop as he grew older, but it wasn’t until Tooth & Nail Records randomly selected him to be a street team member during a stop on Warped Tour 2010 that he ever considered a life in the industry. Now he holds down the Editor-In-Chief position at his University paper while writing for multiple music publications (and working another part-time job) and finds that recent dream has already started to become a reality. Today he shares the story of how he got his start, and what he has to say may very well help other aspiring industry professionals find their footing in this crazy business of music.
Adrian no doubt has a bright future ahead of him, but the place he finds himself now isn’t so bad either. If you would like to stay on top of everything he’s working on, please take a moment to follow him on Twitter. Additional questions and comments can be left at the end of this post.
H: Please state your name, job title(s), and the publications you work with:
AG: My name is Adrian Garza. I spend a lot of my time as the Editor-In-Chief of The Southeastern Times, the student newspaper of Southeastern University. I also used to write as a staff writer for Christian Music Zine, and still work independently as a band manager and publicist.
A little bit of self-promotion doesn’t hurt, right?