Cosmopolitan (Philippines) - - Fun & Fearless - PERKS of THE Job: making it big:

reena ME­SIAS, 26 HOW it all be­gan: “I be­came an ed­i­tor in 2010, which al­lowed me to cover con­certs and in­ter­view artists. In 2012, I heard about the 7107 In­ter­na­tional Mu­sic Fes­ti­val. I wanted to help bring mu­sic to peo­ple like me, so I ap­plied as the event’s cre­ative con­tent cre­ator and man­ager. That’s when I knew I wanted to really pursue this ca­reer. Right now, I’m work­ing with Board­works Me­dia for the Par­adise In­ter­na­tional Mu­sic Fes­ti­val set for next year.” not all FUN and games: “Bal­anc­ing my time and en­ergy, be­cause I also work as a free­lance graphic artist and copy­writer, is a chal­lenge. Of course, I al­ways go back to the mu­sic. Mu­sic makes ev­ery­thing worth it.”

“For those who are just start­ing and want a load of money, there is usu­ally none of it here. But that shouldn’t stop you from do­ing what you love. There is un­par­al­leled ful­fill­ment in this.”

A love for mu­sic drives this cre­ative’s pas­sion for stag­ing some of the coun­try’s most awaited fes­ti­vals and con­certs.

“The most re­ward­ing part is see­ing an idea come to life. It’s spec­tac­u­lar to see a crowd go wild as soon as an artist steps up. Over­time doesn’t feel like over­time at all!”

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