By Callie Paige
Artist Management is a whole new world for me. It is unfamiliar, but intriguing. It is hard work, but worth it. It is new, but I am learning. So, I thought I would share a few of the MANY things I have already learned my first two weeks here at Olivia Management.
1. Hands on is the best way to learn. When you sit in a classroom all day and listen to teachers lecture, you are definitely learning, don't get me wrong. But there is something different about taking what your teachers have taught you and applying it. At Olivia Management, they do an incredible job of making sure we are doing hands on work and for that, I am grateful. There is just something about applying what you have learned in school to real life situations that makes all of your learning feel important. It makes all of your learning feel worth it. If you couldn't tell, I am a huge fan of hands on experience because it just feels so much more personal.
2. Always strive for excellence. This is important in every aspect of life, but I have continuously seen this at Olivia Management. Everyone here always strives for excellence in everything they do, especially in the small and even the unnoticed details. They don't want credit for what they love to do; they genuinely just want excellence for what they love to do. I firmly believe that striving for excellence in what you are doing can only come from unconditionally loving what you are doing. That, to me, is truly what is happening at Olivia Management.
3. Your dreams matter. Sometimes the music industry can be scary. Sometimes it can be cut throat. Sometimes it makes you feel like your dreams are too outrageous. I have quickly learned here that it is important to stay true to your dreams and not to change them for someone else. Everyone here is constantly following their dreams and everyone, without a doubt, is encouraging me to follow mine. I don't feel ashamed; I feel confident. Olivia Management makes me feel comfortable, important, and encouraged. The culture here is truly empowering. I have learned to not doubt my dreams and instead see the beauty in them.