Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Jennifer Pyken, Music Supervisor of Jen Pyken Music Supervision Master course, located in Los Angeles, CA, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

Music Supervision Master course for Film, TV, and Gaming. My customer is someone who is passionate about music and would love a career working in film, tv, and gaming.

Tell us about yourself

I was an intern at an indie record label and a DJ in college. One of my first jobs was working in the film and tv soundtrack department at Island Music Publishing. I was an assistant to Danny Holloway, who I consider one of my mentors. I went on to I got started creating this class because I get asked all the time how I get started.

Music supervision has always been a mystery, and I love sharing my knowledge. I taught music supervision for film and tv at UCLA extension. Having an online class, going at your own pace, was an opportunity for me to share my expertise on a wider scale. What motivates me each day is curiosity.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Launching my online class and being nominated for Prime Time Emmy for the tv series This Is Us.

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

Having enough time each day to get everything done.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Create a timeline for completing tasks.
  2. Be open to feedback.
  3. Don't take anything personally.

Where can people find you and your business?


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