“We need somebody who thinks the music industry is the best, and who has a genuine affinity for data and storytelling.” Enter: me. Here’s the tale of my beginnings at Viberate and how we still see each other every day.
The people behind Viberate
Let’s cover the bases first. Viberate’s HQ, an everyday destination for around 70 employees, is in Ljubljana, Slovenia. There are those who have built their careers as music managers, and some who have hundreds of music events under their belt. Without a doubt, the percentage of people feeling confident behind a mixing board is higher than at other companies, as every fifth employee is also a DJ. This is especially true for our co-founder UMEK, a DJ and producer, who’s currently #1 on the Beatport Techno chart.
Count in some amateur musicians and devoted concert-goers, and you’ve got the gist. Even though we come from different professions, there’s a common denominator: our love for music. And trust me, there’s a wide variety of genres blasting in our headphones.
The first steps are the bravest
Viberate was on my radar for a while, as it shines brightly in the Slovenian startup world. After the first interview, it all proceeded swiftly. We talked a couple of times and set the date. I landed in the marketing department, which works closely with all the other parts of the company. Viberate is a startup, so it’s still a very dynamic working environment. Expect to learn fast and ask a lot of questions.
Getting into the game
Viberate covers a large database of artists, festivals, events, and venues, which opens up a world of possibilities. Before you jump in, you have to dip your toes, and that’s what the first days are for. You learn the basics, get confused a couple of times, ...
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