We had the good fortune of connecting with Jazmine Valencia and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jazmine, other than deciding to work for yourself, what else do you think played a pivotal role in your story?
The single most important decision I’ve made that has contributed to my success is always being open to trying new things and not being afraid of failing. A lot of people are always too scared to try new things, but I’ve always told myself you’ll never know unless you try. Which is something that I live by every day, this way I don’t have any regrets or wonder what could have happened.
What should our readers know about your business?
JV Agency handles every aspect of marketing for musicians, everything from a single, album, or video release for all levels of musicians and genres, we pride ourselves on being connectors and culture creators. Our mission is to bridge cultural and geographic divides between makers and users.
I started in the music industry as an intern at the Island Def Jam Music Group and learned anything and everything I could about marketing while working my way up the Digital Marketing department. When I started my company, it was by pure serendipity and by “doing favors” for artists I’ve known for years. Before I knew it, I had 10 artists I was working with and things just grew from there.
JV Agency has been a pillar within the entertainment world in assisting young talent to follow their dreams and has continued to support females in the music industry by hosting female-focused panels/showcases and offering mentor-ship programs.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
One of the best things about Southern California is that there is a wide variety of things to do. I would highly recommend going to Malibu to see some of the most beautiful views! I’ve also spotted whales and dolphins there, so you might get lucky too! If you are feeling adventurous you can rent a boat, jetski, or just go paddleboarding from Marina Del Rey.
You absolutely have to go downtown and try ANY food at the Grand Central Market, everything is good there! Of course, you have to find some time to eat sushi at Sugarfish, it will change your life! Of course there’s always a new restaurant I can recommend, so if you are ever in town, DM me for recommendations!
There are great museums too, I love the LACMA and the Getty (bonus for being free!)
If you have time, get in your car, and only a couple of hours away you can enjoy San Diego, Palm Springs, Santa Barbara, Big Bear, and other amazing towns!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
This is a hard one because there have been so many supportive people in my journey. I would like to shout out to Ali Schlueter for being such a supportive, kind, and passionate person.