Hi! I'm Cynthia Brando-the creator and organizer of Music Emerging! In late October of 2013, I moved to Los Angeles from a small town in my late 30's to pursue a career in music. Though I am primarily a singer-songwriter, I decided that I wanted to start a music magazine where I could showcase my personal essay writing and also interview other people in the industry. I developed Music Emerging in the summer of 2015 and launched the first issue. I found that I loved to visit new places and talk to people about their music journeys. I ended up putting out three issues, and then got completely burned out as I was navigating difficult circumstances in my life; figuring out how to survive in Los Angeles as an indie artist. It simply was too much work for myself, so then I started to reformulate my idea of Music Emerging. I had always included a personal essay in each magazine issue that was more emotional in scope about my experiences pursuing music. I have also been a guest blogger on other music sites and received great feedback and interaction about my emotional posts. I felt there was a need out there for people in the music industry to have a place they can go to for emotional resources. I found that personally I was receiving support about the technical side of the industry-the "how to's", but I felt something was missing. I started to discuss issues with others such as depression, fear and insecurities and felt that I could be of service by providing more essays on emotional issues as well as links, workshops and products that serve as emotional support aids to those working in the music industry.
Join us as we explore our emotional states in the form of: simple support groups and workshops that dive deeper into our emotions as we forge our path in an often difficult field. We will be adding and expanding workshops here on Meetup-please feel free to connect via email with more questions at: email@example.com