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Music & Life with Peter Robinson

Today we’d like to introduce you to Peter Robinson.

Peter, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
While I am not an artist in a musical sense, I am a lifelong martial artist, and to me, entrepreneurship is an art form. I have been coaching artists since I was a sophomore in high school. My journey began when I started helping out managing my friend, and now multiplatinum Grammy-nominated producer for Meek Mill, Nick Papz. This is how I first began learning about the music industry and networking with artists. I later went to The University of Maryland on a D1 athletic scholarship for their wrestling team. I competed until deciding to walk away and start an artist management business, focusing full-time on this passion. Finally, Olympus Projects was launched in June of 2017 with my partner, a producer, Zubin Gadhoke. Together, we have consulted with over 50 artists, brought another Grammy-nominated artist on board as a management client, and currently working on multiple projects slated for early 2020. I recently read a Tweet, “trying to navigate in the music industry with integrity is like trying to swim in the water without wet” and I agree. This is a cutthroat industry that takes zero prisoners. That being said, our mission has always been and always will be, to empower artists in the digital age. My journey has had its ups and downs. Still, I am grateful to be in the music industry at a young age. Being able to learn from my mistakes at age 23.

Can you give our readers some background on your music?
Simply put, I help conceptualize and build brands for artists. Technically what I do is artist management, but I like to call it artist coaching because of all the lessons that my wrestling background has taught me that I take into the music realm. Being an artist coach means spending a large portion of our time together just talking about their influences, creative vision, inspiration, personal story, and mission. This also means giving tough love when needed. Everyone has days they feel unmotivated or lazy. Life happens. As a coach, it is my duty to always “keep it 100” with my artists. There are too many yes men in this world. When I know someone can be giving more of themselves to their craft, I tell them! My goal is to empower and to do that, it starts with the artist actualizing their full potential. From there, we build. What I really enjoy is being an A&R. In this role, I am more imbedded into the creative side. This means sharing a vision for a song or full project with the artists involved and then connecting the dots like a project manager. Some responsibilities here include production oversight, content management, and creative direction.

What would you recommend to an artist new to the city, or to art, in terms of meeting and connecting with other artists and creatives?
Find trendsetters, people who move to the beat of their own drums. People that do not skip steps. Find good people. People that truly value loyalty. Never waste your time on people. Also, never chase people! Let them come to you.

What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
Instagram/Twitter: @Peterrolympus, @Olympusprojects
Email: Peter@olympusprojectsio

or check out music by Ant Beale, Nick Papz, 916Frosty, YungManny, Ben Beal, Trevor Spitta, Space914, King Kade, Glvsshouse, or Just Adam to name a few of the artists I have worked with in the past.

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Paul Henon, SK

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