Anything digital disruption in creative industries, Gigi Johnson
does it all. Founding the Center for Creative Futures at Maremel, she explores how creativity can co-exist with the advancing technologies in AI and works with startups and organizations in media, music and education. Gigi also teaches classes in the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music Music Industry Program, where she was the Founding Executive Director of the UCLA Center for Music Innovation for five years.
"I firmly believe that any school can be a good place to go if you're interested in going into the music industry," Gigi states as we begin our conversation. "There's a lot of hype and magic around the conversation about where you should go to school, [but] in many ways it's about what you want to do in it." Explaining that no music industry program is a magic bullet, she tells me that the key is being passionate about whatever it is that you're going into. Isn't that what everyone says?