"On Being a Woman in the Music Industry" - Blog Post written for The Music District
Alumni Interview - Berklee College of Music
"Courageous Pursuit of Passion" - Berklee College of Music
Colbie Caillat Live Session at Pandora
Q&A with Samin Nosrat (‘Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat’ Author) for Goodreads
Q&A with Ani DiFranco for Goodreads
Photo by Josh Telles
A little about me
I've been drawn to artistic living for as long as I can remember - literally, one of my earliest memories (in Barcelona, Spain circa 1986) is begging my pre-school teacher to let me direct a play with my little friends. (It worked!)
I am named after a mountain just outside Barcelona, Spain where I spent my early childhood. I grew up bi-culturally, with a Spanish/French mother and Colombian-born American father. My nomadic parents took me from D.C. to Spain, to Vermont, and eventually to Boston. I have since lived in London, NYC, Denver, and San Francisco - where I currently reside!
I have worked in various areas of the music industry: artist relations, programming, and global marketing for music companies including Sony Music Entertainment, Pandora Media, and a few non-profits (such as the San Francisco Symphony, Boston Ballet and Take Note Colorado). I've also spent time working in artist management – both as an independent manager and as a Day-to-Day for a management company.
I received my B.M. from Berklee College of Music and M.S. from Boston University.
I have had the greatest fortune to work with and interview hundreds of artists (musicians, authors, and photographers). I am most inspired by those who carve their own artistic path by being authentically who they are - and getting to listen to each artist's story is one of my favorite things.
I'm currently working full-time for Amazon’s Goodreads (my other passion, books!) and spend my weekends diving into a variety of projects: mentoring/teaching music business students, managing artists, and creating my podcast “Musings with Montse: Artists and Their (Honest) Stories.”