Episode 1 - Jeremy Koegel: Putting Everything On The Line

When I think of Jeremy I think of someone who had a dream, and took the necessary small steps to turn his dream into a reality. I had the pleasure of meeting him on the Eight Nights Only Tour, an 8 city tour of the northeast. The tour consisted of Oncue, Hendersin & Dylan Reese. From the moment I met him at the first show in Philadelphia he brought positive vibes, and was all business. With game 7 of the NBA Finals going on before his set with OnCue, Jeremy watched every single minute of the game; all while getting ready to hit the stage. Everyone was a little bitter about Lebron winning, but that’s another story.  I expressed interest in sitting down with him to get to know his story. At the time I had nothing but the logo and name for the podcast. “We all gotta start somewhere, I’d love to be part of it” was his response - a true example of someone who sets goals for himself and doesn’t let anything get in the way of accomplishing them. Episode 1 of the Purpose in the Youth Podcast, I give you Jeremy Koegel. 

 

Podcast Overview

  • Who is Jeremy Koegel today?

  • What started his journey into the music & entertainment industry?

  • New England School of Communications - Bangor, ME

    • Finding the right school with guidance from parents

    • Freestyling days ( J Suite ) influenced to writing music

  • CD Island - Post graduation job

  • Search for radio internship

    • Applied on craigslist & landed Power 105.1 NY

  • Power 105.1 Internship : Step 1 in the right direction for industry

    • Worked alongside DJ Self aka the “Prince of New York”

    • Jeremy’s 21st birthday bet - all expenses paid party in the city

  • Relationship with Jared Evan (singer & songwriter)

    • Manager, A&R, oversees creative, & now business side  

    • What Day-to-day life is like

    • Utilizing white board for projecting next 6 months (Meetings/creative/tours/expanding)

    • How he strategizes and executes tasks effectively

  • Tour managing lifestyle - the “father” on the road

    • Responsibilities: Scheduling, hotels, bills, dealing with promoters, stage set-up, traveling between venues

    • Perception of the industry & how serious people take their craft

    • Bad tour experience with Jared → Left after a week on the road

    • Hoodie Allen European Tour

      • Living in the moment and embracing everything

  • Music industry lifestyle

    • 24/hrs 7/days a week

    • “Doesn’t feel like a job” - Finding that passion

    • Knowing your worth & value

  • Sit down with anyone in the world for dinner

  • Jeremy Koegel on social media

  • The impact Jeremy wants to have on the world

    • Inspire people and uplift them

    • Change the business side of the music industry