Reigniting our Job Envy series is Pawas Gupta, head of electronic music at Flux FM. We asked him to tell us more about his job.
Place of work?
FluxFM / Fluxmusic, Berlin
Head of Electronic Music and Channel manager for FluxMusic’s electronic channels (at the moment that’s the Sound of Berlin, Klubradio, Techno Underground, Berlin Beach House Radio with more to come). FluxMusic is a digital radio startup, that combines hand-curation by DJs with state of the art technology by our own development team. Also, I produce a weekly radio show “Focus On“, which is aired on Sound of Berlin and the terrestrial radio 100.6 FluxFM, featuring guest DJs and artists from the global electronic music scene.
How long have you had the job?
What does a typical day involve?
Going through loads of promos, DJ sets, sorting, editing, branding, building content, scheduling & programming the channels plus hunting artists for my weekly show Focus On.
Highs of the job?
Access to unreleased music, meeting interesting artists and digging deep into the jungle of electronic music to find the hidden gems.
Lows of the job?
Hmm.. there are none! You could say the main low is the access to a humongous database of music which is way more than a single brain can handle in one lifetime, hence sometimes it’s not possible to listen to each and every track, which I find a bit unfair!
Who are the people who’ve had the biggest influence on your career and why?
I really look up to the CEO’s of FluxFM: Mona Ruebsamen & Markus Kuehn especially how they sustain an indie radio station organically while supporting known and unknown bands/musicians. They both are playing an important role in supporting the music industry. I do have to also mention our Clubsandwich show host Mathias Weck, from whom I have learnt a lot about radio hosting and how not to forget the artists as after all without their music all this would not be possible 🙂
How did you get the job?
Markus had an idea a few years ago about starting a 24/7 destination for house & electronic music, which happens to be the kind of music I produce and play. When the initial Fluxmusic app was launched, he asked me get on board and take care of the electronic music channels.
How can we get your job?
If you have a keen sense of music, a lot of time and patience to sort out the best of the best tunes and create content for 4 channels (including making regular DJ sets) that run 24/7 and above all, love sharing music with the world, without any expectations, then you might be the right person for my job.