Wednesday, November 19, 2008

what's the word

OK, so I'm two and a half weeks into the new job at Word Records, and it's been going well! Everyone I work with is great, it's fun to work in a slightly larger team of people, and I'm looking forward to really digging into a lot of the new accounts and artists I have headed my way.

The commute downtown isn't near as bad as I thought it would be, and so far the drive has been enjoyable. Music Row is surprisingly quiet - sign of the times, probably, and unfortunately - but it makes for uncrowded streets and isn't anything like trying to navigate Maryland Way in Brentwood at noon-hour.

The first couple weeks has been a bit overwhelming though. There are a lot of expectations throughout the company (regarding what needs to happen with digital sales), and my head is trying to get adjusted to a new catalog, a new distribution process, and an entirely new set of relationships. But I've had some small accomplishments. I spent a good portion of last week crafting the official Word digital & mobile retail strategy. I'm quite happy with it and will give me some guidance as to what I need to focus on over the next year.

And that, my friends, is the word.

1 comment:

Sara Joy said...

Congrats on the new job Dr. Burns! Hope you and Stephanie are doing well:)