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Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Meet Emily Berkey
With ambition and determination 23 year old Oregon based Emily Berkey has been interviewing for a year and a half and has build a really nice resume' with some well known hip hop artist. In college she was the director of promotions at the college radio station and the host of Sunday night hip hop slow jams. She is currently the social media and marketing director at a record label in Portland. Emily B has made tremendous strides to further herself. Like previously stated she has interviewed quite a few of the rappers we see on MTV Jams and other music based programs. She has been building a name for herself by asking everyone on her twitter and Instagram to help her become a reporter for RevoltTv, a new music network started by the most successful business man in the industry, Sean P Diddy Combs. Emily was nice enough to oblige my request to feature her in E2TS. She is very sweet and out going. I hope every reader takes a moment to help her reach her ultimate dream by tweeting or posting an IG pic with the hash-tag #revoltreporter and at her name @emily_berkey. Emily was gracious enough to answer a few questions so below are my questions and her answers. Enjoy!
[MSC]: What inspires you to do what you do?
[Emily]: Music has always been a key part of my life. Once I began interviewing artists, and saw how quickly I could achieve the goals I had set for myself, I became crazy driven. Seeing myself accomplish big tasks drives me to keep doing what I'm doing.
[MSC]:How did you get started in your chosen profession?
[Emily]:I didn't want to pay to go to a too short show at my university, so I volunteered to help out. My job was to transport too short from the airport to the venue, and too his hotel. I had my friend bring a recorder, I walked up to too short once we were at the venue and asked if I could interview him for my radio show (I hosted Sunday night hip hop slow jams at my university). He agreed to an interview and a random photographer came up to us an filmed it. From there, I had a vision of how much bigger I could make these opportunities. And I'm still at it.
[MSC]:Did you see yourself doing what you are doing now?
[Emily]: I see myself doing what i am doing, only on a bigger platform with more of an impact. I've left interviews where the artist was saying oh I shouldn't have said that. That was too much. Can u edit that out. I want to show people these uncensored artists.
[MSC]: Favorite saying, quote, or advice you can never forget?
[Emily]:Part of my family is Jewish, and escaped persecution in the Holocaust. My great grandmother would tell everyone "learn, learn, learn, because your education is the only thing no one can ever take away from you". This has always stuck with me. My eyes and ears are always open to new ideas and ways of thinking because of my family influence.
Below is a Link to Emily's Interviews and Contact Information