We had the good fortune of connecting with Matt Taussig and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Matt, what role has risk played in your life or career?
‘One must take risks in order to fly’.

We must take risks to get out of our comfort zone, when we step outside of our comfort zone we open ourselves up to unpredictability. The risk we all dread; ‘the what if we fail’?
When I was 25, I decided to completely change my career from working in aeronautical engineering to creating my own business in music and events. The truth is, I was unhappy in what I was doing at the time and I new in my gut what career path I needed to take. I spent a whole a year locked away planning out my business and how I was going to make it happen. You must take risks in order to be happy, you must never settle for something because you’re scared of what might happen. The truth is, something wonderful can happen and you will open yourself up to new experiences, new people, a new lease of life. ‘Do not fear mistakes. There are none’.

What should our readers know about your business?
Blitz Nation is a Los Angeles-based live music company, providing top talent to private and corporate events.

We are a team of live music and event enthusiasts with British roots brought together to present you with a fresh approach to event entertainment. Whatever the setting, Blitz Nation offers you a world of live music options performed by exceptional talent that will dazzle your event.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Wow, there are so many!

Griffith Park Observatory – to be at one with science with a view.
Le petit four – For a lovely french cuisine.
Runyon Canyon – A hike up the hill.
Malibu – Paradise Cove
The hotel Cafe – For some live music.
Mel’s diner – The best milkshake in town.
Urth Cafe – brunch.
Santa Monica – a stroll along the beach.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’m lucky enough my partner, Natalie is also my business partner. We created a music and events business together in 2016 which has since flourished. Our skill set compliment each other perfectly. Thank you Natalie for everything.

Website: https://www.weareblitznation.com/

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Image Credits
Timo Bentley, Rich and Rossi Creative, Alex Wylie

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