We had the good fortune of connecting with Wes Cole and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Wes, what’s one piece of conventional advice that you disagree with?
From a young age we are taught to “do what we are told” and while in theory that seems like a good thing, sometimes doing what we are told can stunt our creativity. With an everchanging world and society around us, it’s very important to keep our own heads on our shoulders, and just doing what we are told prevents that opportunity for growth and change. Each and every person on this planet has a unique perspective and outlook on life as a whole, and I personally believe that there isn’t one universal “right” but an endless potential of “could bes” and “what ifs.”
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
BrewHouseMusic has been a shining light so far in my career, and the people I’ve met and collaborated with through this company have changed everything. Given the opportunity and trust to truly run a division of the company first starting out, taught me that eventually people will see your potential. Originally starting out as a Music Coordinator I was entrusted not only to scout for new artists and talent for the company catalog, but also negotiate contracts and handle all business affairs as well. In doing so, I’ve grown our artist catalog to over 5,000+ tracks, and gained the trust of the company I work for. Our brand now focuses on that exact potential in all projects we take on. Whether it be a music search or a full-on custom written piece we maintain that vision for the true potential of any project, whether it’s within or even a little outside of the current minds of the creatives we collaborate with. Sometimes the right push outside of the box can be enough to blow the minds of a client, and it’s important to never lose sight of untapped potential.
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?
Most of my friends are music lovers, so naturally I would take them to one of my favorite venues to catch new and rising talent. School Night which is hosted on Vine in Hollywood is a great place to start. They feature breaking acts and bands from all over in a medium sized house style venue, I’ve met some great talent here and it’s a great way to start a night out in the town. I’m also a big fan of local breweries and craft, so eventually we might make our way out to Downtown LA for a taste of the city.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
With the current successes I’ve celebrated so far, there are two people that I have to thank for their constant support and encouragement along the way, my parents. Both my mother and father have always believed in my path as an artist and creative and their consistent support has made it all possible. To start, getting into the music business is a very difficult path with little financial gain. With their help and support I was able to put in my time and still maintain a steady path towards where I ultimately want to be. Truly, breaking into this business seems impossible when you first start out, but with the solid foundation and guidance my parents gave and continue to give me, anything can be achieved with the right dedication.
Instagram: @wesco / @brewhousemusic