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Kim Simpson Talks Hip Hop, Audiomack, & More

“The best part… being that person to put money in other people’s pockets. Giving an opportunity to other creatives. Having events that makes people feel good and escape from whatever troubles they have going on, meeting various people from various cities and connecting with them all for the love of music. ”

Growing up in the hip hop culture, Kim knew from a very young age that music was her passion. From a reminiscent era revolving around cassette tapes, CD’s, and music videos, Kim gives us a glimpse into her life and what it’s like being young, zealous, and on top of her game; while living in the city where dreams are made of.

Naming her first purchased record being “Cold Rock The Party” by MC Lyte and Missy Elliott, the defining moment would come as early as her pre-adolescent years.

 

“The moment that I realized that I wanted to work in music was this show that premiered on MTV around 2002, I was 11 years old from what I remember… it documented and broke down all the different record labels what roles they play, and the responsibilities they have of the artists.” Kim recalls. She was certain that she wanted to pursue this industry as a career field. Transferring from a community college in her hometown of Philly, Kim moved to NYC and got her first internship soon after.

”The best part… being that person to put money in other people’s pockets. Giving an opportunity to other creatives”

She shares her vast experience working first-hand with music execs, “A year after transferring I got my first internship with Epic Records/ Sony Music under the Urban Promotions department. Then after that, I went on to intern at Atlantic records/ Warner Music under the Video production department, after that I worked as an intern at Def Jam/ Universal Music Group in the Digital Marketing department as well as the A&R department.”

While feeling her way around the industry, it was clear that the efficacious woman was living and thriving. She notes using social media to help grow her network; using it as a tool to advance her career in media and entertainment.

“Being on Twitter has helped a lot; just pretty much being that person some people look to when it comes to which artists they should check out and so forth. Although I’ve always used my personal social media for that.

While doing that, I would have my own events in New York City on the side alongside with my partner and friend Junae Brown . Which later brought about my position at AudioMack as the Manager of Events.”

Director of Marketing at Audiomack, Joe Vango, took notice on what it was Kim was doing in the city for local artists, as well as some of the playlists she would curate in New York City. Which lead to her accepting an opportunity at Audiomack as The Manager of Events.

To her, the best part of her job is creating opportunity.

“The best part… being that person to put money in other people’s pockets. Giving an opportunity to other creatives. Having events that makes people feel good and escape from whatever troubles they have going on, meeting various people from various cities and connecting with them all for the love of music. ”

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