We had the good fortune of connecting with Rosh Roslin and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Rosh, can you share the most important lesson you’ve learned over the course of your career?
The most important thing I’ve learned about being self-employed and having my own business is patience. With social media you’re constantly comparing yourself to others, your goalposts move on a daily basis and you sometimes lose track of the progress you’ve made. Wherever you are, there you are. It’s difficult to remain patient knowing that your time will come. Things happen incrementally where you don’t even notice at all, or incredibly quickly or some combination of both. The key is to make sure that you don’t lose yourself in the process and just keep pushing in the right direction.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’m an LA based music professional. I’m a mult-instrumentalist, mainly playing guitar and drums. Live and in the studio. I have also had an adjacent career as a tech and producer. I’ve been very fortunate to work with bands and artists such as Def Leppard, Maroon 5, Melissa Etheridge and more. This hasn’t been an easy road by any stretch. There has been a confluence of luck, timing, hard-work, strategy and more to lead me to where I am now. Some of the best lessons were always learned the hard way. I’ve experienced everything from not bringing the right gear to a session, getting fired from a gig or tour, not being prepared for a gig, having a personality conflict with a band member etc. I believe that the universe will keep teaching lessons until you learn. I made these mistakes early in my career and have learned incredible lessons from them that they never teach you in school. If there’s one thing to learn from my story, it’s to always keep learning and growing. Keep honing your craft, keep developing your skills and pursue everything to the highest degree. You’ll find that the intersection between disparate skills can you lead you to incredible career opportunities that you would never expect.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
My best friend is also a musician. In whatever time we have together in LA, I would take him to see as much live music as possible. In addition, if I was working a tech job for an artist or client I would also want him to experience that. Growing up together we played in bands and I was always in awe of his jaw-dropping natural talent. He could play any instrument, sing, dance etc. I would want him to experience all the culture LA has to offer that align with all his interests.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I have several. First and foremost my family is everything and I wouldn’t be where I am without them. My mom’s incredible support for letting me pursue a career in music has been the through-line of my career thus far. I would also like to say how incredibly supportive the LA music community has been for my career. This business can be ruthless, but I’ve been very fortunate to work with and for some incredible people. All of these opportunities came from those who recommended and believed in me.