New week , new episodes. This weeks guest is with Stevo Jacobs founder of EDM Sauce, hope you enjoy this article and I hope it keeps you motivated for the rest of the week!
Who are you and what’s your background?
My name is Stevo Jacobs and I am the founder and CEO of EDM Sauce. After having a background in digital marketing, I decided to start EDM Sauce back in April of 2012 as a way to share music that loved. Since that time EDM Sauce has grown to become one of the leading EDM news websites in the world. I also founded and operate a couple of record labels.
What does your job consist of on a day to day basis?
To keep an eye on the music industry, I am constantly watching artist’s social media pages, and monitoring the web and my inbox for EDM news. I also am constantly searching for new or up and coming artists for both the label and for EDM Sauce. In addition to scouring the web, I also have to do more admin tasks of owning a website and label, so whether it be finances, IT, marketing, or business opportunities, I handle a majority of it.
What’s your biggest achievement to date?
There’s been so many things that have been accomplishments over the past 6 years. When I first hit one million users per month on my website though, I’d have to say that this was one of my biggest accomplishments.
Any tips and tricks that you wish you knew when you started?
Some days I wish I wouldn’t have started a news website and created some other business instead. Blogging is often times a thankless job, and with so many ad blockers, it’s often hard to make any income from doing it, especially when just starting out.
For the readers looking to pursue a career in your field, do you have any advice for them?
Don’t ever let other people dictate your work or what you do in this life. If you listen to people putting you down or even listen to the trolls, you will fail.
How do you overcome days where you have no motivation?
I think it’s great to take time off. While I’d say I’m on and motivated 95% of the time, I’ll often take days off or just take a small little break to remember my love for the music is why I’m doing what I’m doing. If your main goal is to be a VIP and get backstage passes to be “cool,” you will burn out really quickly.
Any upcoming stuff you would like to announce to the readers?
EDM Sauce has recently become an official Deezer curator and is constantly working to be recognized worldwide as the leader in dance music news.
You can follow EDM Sauce Here: https://www.edmsauce.com/