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Music Curation

By Akshay Ahuja
[ Founder | Big Band Theory ]




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What is Music Curation?


You may be curious about a Career in Music Curation. Internet is brimming with pages on How to get into Music Curation, while one should first understand What is a Career in Music Curation. The internet is a great source of information on Music Curation, but it is second best to learning about the same from a real professional.

Akshay Ahuja has worked in Music Curation for 3 years & 6 months. Akshay Ahuja defines Music Curation as:

A music curator helps an artist with the business aspect of his/her work. Curation involves going to different venues and taking care of the live music that happens there during events. A curator understands what kind of artist would gel with what kind of venue.





How Akshay Ahuja got into Music Curation?


I did my schooling from PineHall School Dehradun after which I did my graduation from Chandigarh in Bachelor of Business. Soon after that I was placed in Google where I worked for four years and learned a lot of digital marketing and strategy building there. Soon after that I formed the company The Big Band Theory.





Akshay Ahuja's Talk on Music Curation



Starts with what is:
     1) Music Curation  

Next, it covers Education. It was a welcome change to see the Talk touch upon Education as theoretical knowledge needed to excel at Music Curation, and not merely as Qualifications needed to enter Music Curation. It defines Education in terms of following items for Music Curation:
     2) Music Business  
     3) KPMG Trends  
     4) Youtube Tutorials  
     5) Conferences  
     6) Management  

Then, the Talk focuses on the most important component that is Skills. Sills and success in Music Curation go hand in hand. One needs to get a hold of essential skills. Here is a list of Skills required for Music Curation:
     7) Multitasking  
     8) Spontaneous  
     9) Keen Observer  
     10) Hustler  
     11) Geek  
     12) Passion  
     13) Visionary  

It is important to get an understanding of the Positives of Music Curation. These are the Positives of Music Curation:
     14) Personality Development  
     15) Awareness Of The Business  
     16) Learning From Your Failures  
     17) Freedom  
     18) Recognition  

Challenges are the other side of Positives and Music Curation is no exception:
     19) Understanding the Vision  
     20) Building a Team  
     21) Lack Of Financing  
     22) Concept Understanding  

In the final section of the Talk, Akshay Ahuja talks about How a day goes in a Career in:
     23) Music Curation  




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