Music Business

Making The Entertainment Industry More Diverse, Representative [INTERVIEW]

In this interview, California-based music business entrepreneur David Franz discusses his own unique career journey, and the need to make the music business – and entertainment industry as a whole – more representative and diverse.

In this most recent piece from MusicThinkTank, Madison Frilot chats with music industry entrepreneur David Franz about making the entertainment industry more representative.

Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?

Well, I tried to fight it. My parents didn’t realize that being a musician could be a real career. They pushed me towards being a doctor or an engineer and I went along with it. If the people around you don’t know that a career exists in something, they won’t tell you about it because they can’t – it’s not their fault, they just don’t know about it. I got into the engineering school at Virginia tech but I couldn’t stop making music. I was playing in bands and taking all the music courses that I could while trying to be an engineer. It just wasn’t sticking.”

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