BIMM Berlin’s graduating class is packed with success stories, including that of Italian Carolina Losa, who came to Berlin to study with us and earned a First in her BA (Hons) Music Business degree. Carolina’s determination, hard work and love of the industry prepared her for success, and now she’s working with her dream employer, manages some great artists, is part of an underground collective and has her sights set on a world tour. We spoke with Carolina about her studies, achievements and future plans.
How did it feel when you got your results?
Well, it may sound kind of obvious, but I felt really proud of myself. To be completely honest, I was never a successful student before uni. I failed so many classes in high school that even my mum had a hard time believing I finished uni with a First! I strongly believe that when you study something you’re really interested in, it’s ten thousand times easier to apply yourself and reach your goals. I’m a very determined person by nature; when I want something, I just go for it, and I always knew I wanted to work in the music industry.
What are your plans for the immediate future?
Literally one week after I submitted my thesis, I started working for the company of my dreams – Resident Advisor – as their Italian Ambassador. I work closely with promoters, artists, record labels and venues all around Italy. I also recently got a job as Artist Manager at Beat Machine Records – an independent record label that focuses on electronic music. And I’ve started to manage a great band called Baransu.
At the moment I live in Milan, but often travel to Berlin and London. I’m also part of a London-based collective called Under My Feet. We promote industrial arts and live electronic music.
What are your long-term goals?
To be honest, I’m quite happy with where I am at the moment. But in the future I would love to combine my passion for travelling with my job and go on a world tour at least once in my career!
What’s the most valuable thing you learned during your studies at BIMM?
Definitely that when passion and hard work go hand-in-hand, great things will happen. Also, that connections are key in the music industry. One of the best things about BIMM, in my opinion, is that there are many people already involved in cool projects outside of uni. I met one of my best friends (and the other half of Under My Feet) at BIMM when I was doing my first year in London. We were the only two people I knew who really loved industrial and techno music. Now I’m happy to say that we, as Under My Feet, are quite established in the London underground scene.
What advice would you give to first year students about to embark on their studies?
Follow your passion and approach everything with a positive attitude, without being afraid of speaking your mind. Share your opinion and listen to what others have to say. Be curious. Ask questions. Sometimes understanding other people’s perspectives can help you make better decisions.
Under My Feet
Beat Machine Records