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From Germany to the US – Meet Celebrity Talent Agent Siavash Aghaiepour

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Who are you and Where are you from? Have your surroundings shaped you in a creative sense, and in what way(s)?

I am Siavash Aghaiepour, my background is Persian, I grew up in Germany. Definitely my surroundings shaped my creative or music sense, I grew up in Heidelberg/Germany which is influenced by the first HipHop movement/scene in Germany. Also the presence of the US Military in Germany brought a lot of HipHop Culture to the area. Myself playing basketball with the kids from the US and listening to their music influenced me a lot. 

Did you go to school for Music Management or Business?

No I didn’t went to a Music or Business Management school, in fact i went to medical school.

You have worked with some of the music industry’s hottest live acts throughout your career. Do you ever work with Independent artists or artists outside of Hip Hop?

To be honest a lot of the artists that we already worked with, the first time we done business with them, they were not superstars. We started the company in Germany and we worked with a lot of US Clubs there because of the US Military presence in Germany. So the artists we brought there were considered underground and not really mainstream. Starting from lil Jon, Bonecrusher, Mike Jones, Ying Yang Twins, David Banner. They were not mainstream artists at that time. Even Pitbull, we started working with him in 07/08. We were basically bringing artists who had a buzz or the DJs where playing the songs in the clubs. There was no airplay on MTV or Radio for these artists at that time. So we managed to bring them before they hit the mainstream and became superstars. Throughout the years we worked with Kylie Minoque, Bebi Rexha, Jamie Foxx, Nicole Scherzinger and of course a lot of DJs from the electronic scene. Once hip hop became mainstream there was a fusion between house and hip hop, so we worked with house DJs through our relationship with hip hop artists. For example collaborations between Afrojack and Pitbull, or Bob Sinclar and Pitbull. Plenty cross over productions.

Can you tell us about the challenges you faced while building your vision?

A. There are many challenges and obstacles. Not everything goes always the way it should be. You can always do your best, there is always stuff that can and will go wrong. It’s your job to find new ways and to manage those challenges in order to deliver the goals and results. Even when you do your job, it’s never over until the results are there. So you must be patient and open for challenges. One big challenge is that you are not in charge, you are just a representative, you don’t control the artist. There are many factors that come together, travel, flights, etc. You always have to be on standby and open to come up with solutions.

When and where did you launch HR Booking?

The launch of my company started not long ago after my first event in Heidelberg. I went back to Berlin and searched for a similar sized club as the one in my hometown. I chose Globus in Tresor Berlin, which was a Techno location and started doing Hip Hop parties there. I was a big mixtape tape fan, so my idea was to contact the DJs from New York who did the tapes and bring them to Berlin on a frequent basis to deliver something completely new to the scene and stand out from other parties. I had heavy names every other week, so that was Heavy Rotation.

Shortly after I launched the event word got around in the German club scene and I was contacted by other clubs if they can have the DJ before we have them in Berlin or the night after. That’s how I got from promoting to booking.

You have three locations of HR Booking, which one was first and which one is your Headquarters?

The first office was located in Stuttgart/Germany which was together with 0711 Hip Hop back then, which is a big name in the German Hip Hop Scene. Then the office moved from Stuttgart to Mannheim where my brother Roozbeh Aghaie pour joined me.

What did you start doing first, touring with artists or booking them?

I used to be a party promoter, I started to bring big mixtape and hot97 DJs for my parties to stand out from everyone else and was the first one to do so. Being in a relationship with DJs in an early stage helped me a lot because a lot of these DJs started to DJ for major artists. For example DJ Green Lantern who DJd for Emined or DJ Whoo Kid who DJd for 50 Cent. So back in 2000 when the Anger Mgmt Tour came to Europe I got a call from WhooKid and Green Lantern asking me to book the afterparties for Eminem and 50 Cent. So that’s how I got into the business with artists and to establish my relationship with artist managements. Everything started with DJs.

What do you enjoy most about being an agent? What do you hate most?

To be able to meet different people and connect different people, open doors and accomplish something which is making the artist and client happy. I really enjoy taking artists to places which they never been before and introduce them to new fan bases. Sometime they don’t even speak english but still enjoy and celebrate the music, this is always a great experience.

What I hate the most is working with clients or artist who don’t appreciate this and take everything for granted, or feel like they deserve to be treated and respected in this way. They don’t understand they gift that they´re given by their audience and fans.

Who or what has been the driving force to become who you are and accomplish what you have done?

My driving force was always that I was an independent agent and was always fighting against the corporate world. They always count you out, they always look down on you because you are independent and try to do what you are capable of doing in your reach. I was always a step ahead and brought new acts and new markets together. Finding a way to maintain and expand was my driving force. People want to see you disappear, my driving force was to prove them wrong.

Is there anything else you want your audience to know about yourself or your business?

Never give up, always believe in your dreams and be persistent. No matter what you do and of course be realistic. That’s the most important thing.

For more info Check out www.hrbooking.com and follow www.instagram.com/overseasia to stay updated.

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Business Blurb Founder Brendan Cox Talks Social Media, His New Book And The Future of Influencers

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If you haven’t heard of Brendan Cox, you most likely have heard of Business Blurb. Cox founded the company alongside entrepreneur turned influencer Devin Caherly early last year. According to a Forbes interview, Business Blurb is solving “the gap between actual news and what gets said on social media.” The New Jersey based media company has been compared to a modern day “Forbes” targeted at Gen Z by various publications.

What’s next for Business Blurb:

When asking Brendan about the future of Business Blurb he told us, “Funny enough – I couldn’t give you a definite answer for the future of Business Blurb. We are a media start-up and with the social media industry changing so fast it’s hard to see where we will be in 5 years.” He gave us some insight on some of the futuristic projects that they are working on that cater heavily to the Gen-Z audience, “Our text-line is essentially a news aggregator that texts you the top 5 trending business headlines every morning. Our team understands the power of text marketing in comparison to email marketing and we wanted to hone in on instant reach, fast open-rates, and legitimate engagement.”

You recently launched a new book, tell us about it:

Cox recently launched his new book ‘365 Days of Social Posts For Real Estate Agents’ which is a social media marketing book targeted towards real estate agents. Cox explained his motivation behind the book, “I genuinely noticed a need for content ideas and strategy amongst real estate agents.” He continued, “Through my social media agency, Cox Visuals I work behind the scenes of business owners and realtors and this opened my mind to the concept behind this book. So many forward-thinking agents understand the power of building a digital footprint across various platforms but aren’t sure where to start or what to post, and this is exactly what my new book guides agents through.”

What does the future of influencer marketing look like:

Along with founding Business Blurb, Cox’s day-to-day is his social media agency, Cox Visuals. Cox works alongside both businesses and influencers to help them leverage the power of social media. Cox told us, “We help influencers understand the full potential of their platforms through delivering brand marketing and social media expertise that will cultivate growth and monetization opportunities.”

We hope to be able to keep you in the loop with his future endeavors here but also make sure to connect with him on Linkedin and Instagram. If you want to check out his latest book, grab a copy of ‘365 Days of Social Posts For Real Estate Agents’ on Amazon.

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BUGAEV ISLAM RUSLANOVICH: Entrepreneur turned influencer

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Bugaev Islam Ruslanovich is a social media Influencer, Tiktoker, Blogger, and a media influencer. Bugaev is super active on Instagram and Tiktok. He makes hilarious content with help of his wife and his child.

His content is becoming more popular in Tiktok and Instagram. Ruslanovich was born on 21.09.1999. He does wide range of content mostly fun videos. In one of the video he and his friends play basketball where if the ball doesn’t fall in basket then they hit the cream. Dance moves done by him are funny and attracts the youth very well.

Bugaev plays wide range of sports. The most funniest part of his videos is locking up his wife locking up his pant with a big lock. All the other videos of his also popular and has many views. His comics are elevating and will always make us giggle all the time. He has a following of about 2.3 Million and still counting in a very less span. His posts are interactive and creative with relatable ideas. His constituency in tiktok has garner him in a different place and reputation.

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Examining the knowledge of using the utmost decision-making power in small and large investments from the perspective of Mojtaba Shahdoost, an Iranian entrepreneur

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Earlier, getting rich was limited to middle-aged men and women. In the past decades, many people were surprised if someone got rich at a young age. But today the younger generation also has their own great success stories. The enrichment of young people can be attributed to the age of information and technology explosion today. The more you learn, the better your chances of success, and the Internet plays a big role. This more is learning and thirst for growth is the root of the success of successful people compared to previous generations.

Getting rich is a side effect of success in a field, but how is it really done?

Starting any new business requires capital, but not billions of dollars. The main capital of the people we know these days as successful and the capitalist is their financial intelligence, timing, initiative and risk-taking. When it comes to starting a new job and a business, in the traditional people, a shop, a stylish office, a general staff, and a go-getter are formed, which requires at least a few tens of millions of tomans of initial capital. But these days, when there is a lot of information in various fields on the Internet, you can start a business with little capital and get rich. who must test your abilities and start your own business with these ideas is you.

The Internet is a great opportunity to make a fortune in your individual pockets and you should take advantage of this opportunity. Let’s be honest. It is easy to get rich through a profession. When we are looking for a good job, we often have dreams that do not come true in the beginning. The fact is that in the beginning you cannot have money and passion together. Today you can use many free resources to get a clearer picture of your current economic situation and career prospects, so you will be more comfortable when you are looking for a good job.

Make sure you make your decisions based on what you know to be true, and if you do not have a coherent plan, do not let your emotions overwhelm you. It does not matter if your knowledge of the field was acquired by studying for a master’s degree at Sharif University of Technology or by enrolling in a course. Instead, you should have an acceptable level of knowledge of your field of work. Even cases with a purely theoretical approach can sometimes help you in real projects and set you apart from your peers. In addition, when hiring, your academic resume will have a better impact on the employer from unknown and even invalid work records.

If your first priority is to get rich and live comfortably in the future, do not pursue your interest in a particular field too much. Take a look at the results of research on the average income of different occupations to see which fields are closer to your interests and are more likely to get rich. For example, you are more likely to become rich as a financial engineer than a university professor. Choose the right place for a job. Go to a place where there are better and more jobs.

For example, as an expert on financial and stock market issues, there will be a better field of work and more growth opportunities for you in Tehran than in a small city. Start a personal business. Most successful people have a side income other than a fixed monthly salary, which sometimes earns them more. It takes a lot of focus and time and a lot of stress, but after a while it becomes profitable, you can see the result. In addition to earning more, you will have the advantage of being your own boss and setting your own working hours.

We suggest that you start your own business after gaining experience in a particular field and gaining knowledge of its various aspects. Invest in Financial markets is a great place to multiply your money. If you equip yourself with the necessary knowledge and are an opportunist, you will be able to earn many times your annual income this way. Buying and selling shares of reputable companies and bonds is a sure way to generate sub-income. For more risk-averse people, investing in the stock market will bring more profit. In addition, investing in gold and currency should not be neglected. These markets are surprisingly profitable in domestic or global economic crises. Invest in real estate.

Buying rental property or land in growing locations is an investment that you will always win. As the population grows and so makes the demand for housing as well as commercial real estate, you can expect a guaranteed profit. If you are not a risk taker, you can buy a rental unit, not only to increase your capital, but also to use its monthly rent. If you have enough time and energy and are looking for high profits, it is recommended that you build individually or in partnership. Take your time. Instead of wasting a few hours a day, try to plan your whole day. Use any time to learn topics such as economic mechanisms, stock market performance, simple and advanced mathematical models of financial analysis, and more. Avoid purchases that will go down in value in the future. For example, buying an expensive car is not economically viable, because regardless of the amount of work you do, after 5 years, the value it will decline greatly. I hope you have taken full advantage of my words.

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