Taking a break from the dance floor

Happy Monday, everyone, I hope you all have had a wonderful and spooky Halloween weekend. I went to a few parties myself; all were special in their own way.

On Friday, Henry Saiz’s and Marc Marzenit’s sets were phenomenal. I couldn’t have asked for anything better. Henry’s band played a remix to the Weeknd’s I Can’t Feel My Face, which was super exciting as I’m seeing the Weeknd live in concert with my girlfriends this Thursday. Marc did a back-to-back set with Henry and brought us into a deep techno abyss; everywhere I looked, people were dancing and feeling the music.

Saturday I went to the Promise Warehouse party, which was quite the experience. Toronto is blessed to have some wonderful music production companies that truly care about the music and the people.

Now, some of you might not know this, but as of last week, I no longer work for Ozmozis. It was a tough, yet ongoing decision and all of the recent signs were pointing me to the direction, “out with the old, in with the new.”

I am very lucky and grateful to have been a part of the Ozmozis team for the past two years. I have met some incredible people whom I will still continue to call friends and family and have had the opportunity to work with some incredibly talented artists and their management.

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The amount of knowledge I have acquired on the electronic music industry is overwhelming, however, this knowledge gave me the foundation and idea to start my own public relations company that targets the music and consumer lifestyle markets. I have yet to start my business plan, but it will all come together when the time is right; it’s all a part of the process.

During my time with Ozmozis, I have built my portfolio with many writing samples such as biographies, news releases, and media alerts. I have also organized and planned the first Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project, #OzmozisGives, where some of the team spent a few hours with the kids at the Kiwanis Boys & Girls Club to teach them how to DJ.

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On the night of an event, I would work closely with the Artist Relations to ensure the needs of the artists were met. If there were any interviews scheduled, I would handle all communications between the management and the media to ensure the artists were on schedule. Most importantly, I would run around to make sure everyone was having a good time.

My love and passion for event management had started at an early age. The opportunities I had with Ozmozis has refined my skills and I can now say I have the ability to plan and execute large-scale events.

So what’s my plan now? First and foremost, I’m taking a break from the music scene. I’m taking it easy and focusing on finishing my last semester in school and starting to apply to PR agencies for my internship in January.

I’m very happy that I made this big step. I did all that I could and I knew I needed to spread my wings and move on.  From the bottom of my heart, I am deeply grateful for everything that Oz, Vince, and Arnej from Ozmozis have done for me. They know I’m always there to help them out whenever they need me and that I’ll continue to support them no matter what. Thank you, thank you, thank you for everything, and I’ll see you all on the dance floor sometime soon.

~ PG, xo.

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