Member Since March 2021
Carlos is the CEO of Mishu Music, the producers of Isle of Light Music Fest in Santo Domingo, Dom. Rep. and House of Creatives Music Fest in Miami, FL, as well as other music properties of live events across both markets. With a personal mission to help elevate the Indie-Latin market and connect Latinx artists to the Miami and Dominican audiences, Mishu wears the "Agent of Culture" badge with the highest honor. Amidst the pandemic, he refocused the company's attention to creating the first indie/alt radio show and online station in Santo Domingo, Radio Bizarro, which mixes a 50/50 English/Spanish indie curation and concentrates on exposing the emerging indie artists to the market. Already with a feature article on billboard.com, Bizarro has captured exclusive interviews with The Rapture, Rhye, Nanpa Basico, Little Jesus, and many more artists.
When you’re caring for your company, it can be hard to take care of yourself as well. For better or worse, "hustle culture" has become popular among the entrepreneurial community. It's sometimes viewed as a badge of honor to be constantly busy and "hustling" to grow your business. However, when you don’t take time away from work, you run the risk of inducing health- and emotional-related issues that could set you back. That’s why it’s important to take time for self-care, especially if you’re always on the go or constantly feel the need to be productive. To help you find balance, 13 members of Rolling Stone Culture Council give their best tips for busy leaders who may have to "force" themselves to step away from their jobs.
The demand for content has never been higher, but to stand out, you need to provide real value to your audience. The adage "content is king" exists for a reason, and nearly every modern business has taken it to heart. It's easier than ever to publish your thoughts and perspectives on multiple online channels. However, with the sheer volume of content, it's hard to break through the noise and get your voice heard. So how do you accomplish this feat as a business? Follow the advice of these Rolling Stone Culture Council members who shared their tips for creating content that stands out from the crowd.
Free apps, tools and products still need to be highly appealing to entice users to keep coming back. When a platform is free, you might assume everyone will want to take advantage of it. However, if a customer isn't spending their hard-earned money on that tool or app, it can also be just as easy for them to forget about it. It can be difficult to encourage repeat engagement in the era of app overload, but there are a number of ways you can get users to engage with your business’s free platform. Below 11, members of Rolling Stone Culture Council shared the techniques that have worked for them. Follow their recommendations to build a loyal base of repeat users.
Scaling your business is a good goal, but it's important to approach growth smartly and sustainably. For many smaller or newer businesses, one of their greatest long-term goals is to scale their operations. As eager as they may be, however, acting too rashly or hiring talent just to fill spots might have unintended negative consequences. Instead, it’s crucial that companies thoughtfully consider their scaling process and go about it in a sustainable manner. This is especially true in the culture space, an industry filled with potential up-and-coming competitors. If you’re looking to scale your business the “right” way, follow these top tips from the members of Rolling Stone Culture Council.
Mishu is a live event production company with Music Festival and Concert Series properties in the Miami and Santo Domingo markets. Most recently launched Radio Bizarro, the only indie/alt radio station focused on bridging the anglo and latinx indie artists with Dominican music lovers. Isle of Light is the only Indie Music Festival in the Dominican Republic, bringing world-class artists such as Gwen Stefani, Chromeo, Bad Bunny, Run the Jewels, Bomba Estereo, Washed Out and many others to the Caribbean island. House of Creatives Music + Arts Festival saw headliners M.I.A., Foster the People, MGMT, Alt-J, and Flaming Lips, among other amazing live acts, light up the beach parks of Miami, FL (North Shore and Virginia Key).