I ended up in New York in 1999 to study Music Business
at New York University (NYU) after having earned a B.Sc.
in Electrical Engineering at the Istanbul Technical University
(ITU) in Turkey. My obsession with NY can be linked to
the fact that I spent eight years of my childhood in Bonn,
Germany and attended a quasi-American high school in Turkey.
entering college in 1994, I began working at Number
One FM, a place I spent four years at working in the
radio/TV business and promoting shows and concerts.
1.5 years experience followed at Universal Music Turkey
as Creative Manager. After arriving in New York, I took
a three-month stint at Universal Music Group and for
the past two years I have been part of the Giant Step
crew doing cool shows. A newborn interest in the digital
distribution aspect of the music business led to a graduation
thesis on hypothetical future music business models
and digital delivery schemes.
had my toes in different fields such as engineering,
business, and arts I hope to set up my own organization
in the future that will encompass a variety of mediums
to deliver innovative and creative ways of artistic
production and stimulate intellectual discussions, especially
as it relates to music and visual/performance art. I
hope this will give emerging artists a chance to present
themselves without having to compromise on their artistic
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