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Jerome Renard

My Year of Mixing, Entrepreneurship, and Discovery - Join the Journey!

Published about 2 months ago • 2 min read

Hey, Reader, it's Jerome -

A Key Note in My Music Career

As this year wraps up, I just wanted to reach out and express my gratitude. It's been a year like no other - full of ups and downs, but undeniably rewarding.

This year marked a shift for me. I decided to stretch further, explore new ventures, and push my boundaries. Welcome to my journey into the startup world!

I’ve got so much to share about this new path, but for now, I’ll keep it brief: I’m collaborating with some amazing minds to kickstart a few companies.

Why, you ask? At the start of the year, I found myself at a crossroads. Mixing has always been my passion, but I felt like something was missing. I wanted more.

After some searching, I teamed up with some cool folks on a pretty ambitious project. It was all talk at first, but then things began to fall into place. Now, I'm deep into building something real. And the learning curve? Huge. I've met folks from companies I never dreamed I'd interact with. So, I've dived even deeper – now juggling two other projects. Passion is the word here. I’m really loving it.

Mixing It Up: Other Highlights of the Year

On another note, this year also opened doors to new collaborations. I mixed songs for artists in Asia and Australia and even worked on a song for the TikTok Xmas campaign. My mixing skills? Leveled up big time. Met a bunch of new faces and got some exciting stuff lined up for 2024.

I also launched this newsletter, something I've been contemplating for a while. Writing here feels right for me, unlike my experiments with Instagram reels. I've also been challenging myself with daily online posts for the last six weeks, which has been a different but interesting experience.

2023 in 5 Bullets

  1. Embarked on an entrepreneurial journey alongside my mixing business.
  2. Collaborated with artists across new borders.
  3. Had a hand in releasing a track nearly every week.
  4. Forged new partnerships.
  5. Took a month-long vacation back home in Belgium.

Reading That Shaped My Year

I love learning. I've gone through a stack of books and articles this year. Here are my top three picks:

  • Unreasonable Hospitality:
    This is a gem - my favorite book of the year. It’s the story of Eleven Madison Park, showing how attention to detail and customer service can create something extraordinary.
  • The Diary of a CEO:
    Steven's book is a treasure trove of insights. Think Ray Dalio but with a fresh take on personal growth and business acumen.
  • 12 Notes:
    This book is an easy and really enjoyable read, loaded with wisdom on creativity and life from the magnificent Quincy Jones.

What about you?

What's your big takeaway from 2023? Any book recommendations?
Drop me a line – let's exchange notes and keep growing together.

Here's to making more waves in 2024!

Happy Holidays!

Best,
Jerome

115w 4th st , Los Angeles, CA 90802
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Jerome Renard

I'm a mixing engineer and entrepreneur, based in Los Angeles.

I am passionate about creating unique moments in music, as well as new experiences, tech, coffee and food. Subscribe to my newsletter to receive some of thoughts, insights, behind the life, and a bunch of other stuff!

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