HOW I GOT HERE

An inside look at people in the entertainment industry. From doormen, dj’s and promoters to venue owners, managers, and booking agents. In their own words find out how they got where they are, and where they are going.

I’m working on a series of interviews with people in the industry called How I Got Here. The interview is conducted via email. I would send you questions and then from your answers I would also send some follow up questions. 2-3 photos of you would be needed to go with the article. If you feel you are qualified and would like to be interviewed send me an email with maybe a paragraph telling me a bit about yourself and what you do – bombhiphop@gmail.com

already scheduled to be interviewed:
Robbie Kowal of Sunset Promotions (San Francisco)
DJ Z-Trip (Los Angeles)
Anthony Sanchez of Runaway Productions (Portland)
Mike Maietta of CEG Presents (New York)
Gabe Gurrola of Kons Photography + Design (Portland)
Michael Krouse of Madrone Art Bar (San Francisco)

About the interviewer
Dave Paul began his music career in 1984, starting as a mobile dj and evolving into a prominent college radio dj, club dj, and remixer in San Francisco. In 1991 he launched the now legendary publication The Bomb Hip-Hop Magazine and in 1996 Paul transformed the magazine into a record label. The company was named “one of the fifteen independent labels that matter” according to Rolling Stone and the labels Return of the DJ series was ranked by Spin Magazine as #25 in their 90 Greatest Albums of the 90’s list. Dave Paul has appeared on the front cover of Billboard magazine, and is featured in the motion picture Scratch. Mr. Paul has dj’ed throughout the US, toured Europe and the UK, released over 100 projects on his record label and currently produces themed dj parties including the 9 year running Prince and Michael Experience.

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