Style & Entertainment
When I asked Sabrya what style and entertainment mean to her she told me that it is subjective. What one person may dislike, a hundred will like it and vice versa. While I am still figuring out what my style is, I can't image a life where I am not writing for music, fashion or entertainment as a whole.
After this, I then asked her what her favorite music genres are which is pop and electronic. Both of these genres are unfortunately white-dominated and doesn't recognize black artist. Because of this Ms. Said, told me that if you look at the biggest names today it's like those black experiences were erased. As Black artists get boxed in the R&B and hip-hop categories, while white artists can branch out without being typecast or judged. For example, American electronic music came from black people in places like Detroit and Chicago.
Republic Records (UMG)
Republic Records was her second internship and first music internship which took place during her time in college during her sophomore year. During her time with Republic Records she was in radio promotions, and it opened her eyes to how powerful airplay still is despite the rise of streaming.
Going off of this, she started Apple a few months before Republic as a specialist. To which she told me that she loved meeting people from all over the world, as she met some of her closest friends there. Following this she started Paradigm as a tour marketing intern and then got hired after graduation as a music desk. Although it was a super fast-paced place, she loved the fact that she got to work with agents, managers, and promoters.
The teams were all great to work with and always helped her. Through each opportunity she learned something new, for example her time at Insomniac was a fun-filled journey that allowed her to work as a Ground Control team member during Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas. In this role it consisted of her going around checking in on people, and to answer attendee's questions, and provide water at the refill station.
Even though it was only for a weekend, her favorite career experience was her time in Ground Control. As she loved being surrounded by people who love the music and want to help out their fellow ravers. People are so appreciative! While walking around, people would thank her for doing what her team did. one of the memorable moments was helping a girl who fainted in the middle of the crowd and taking her to the medical tent. Although it was scary and nerve wrecking, it felt good to prevent anything before it got worse and was such a life-changing experience, and she would do it again.