Today we’d like to introduce you to Caity Babs.
Hi Caity, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
At 18, I entered Canada’s “much music VJ search”, from there I realized how involved in music I really wanted to be. I didn’t have the musical talent so I went for the next best thing!
I am now 30 years old working for SiriusXM Octane & Turbo (hard rock channels) and also travel across the United States covering the largest rock festivals in the country for DWP.
I have also had the amazing opportunity to be the Host of a new music television series “No Cover” with Hit Parader. This show gives unsigned artists a chance to perform their original songs in front of celebrity judges Alice Cooper/Gavin Rossdale/Bishop Briggs and more. Meanwhile, all while being part of the new Top Ten Revealed season on AXS TV.
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Absolutely not. I struggled for close to 10 years trying to find a PAYING job. In the end, it all paid off because now I have my dream job.
I also had to successfully get a working visa to be in the United States since I’m from Canada. That took over a year and thousands and thousands of dollars.
Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I like to say I’m a fan who got lucky. I am on SiriusXM 10 times a week. I absolutely love this music and like to connect with all the people listening.
Part of my job is to discover new talent and artists who I think would be well suitable for the channels and also deserve a shot. I have been able to discover many artists along the way and they have totally blown up!
Being a female in this rock industry is often very tough. We are judged quite often and not recognized for the hard work we put in. I like to think I have proved myself and my outgoing personality and knowledge set me apart from many.
We all have a different way of looking at and defining success. How do you define success?
Finding a job that you don’t call a job. It’s your passion. Everything you’ve ever wanted. You wake up eager and hungry to keep “working”.
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Renee Silverman for the photo with green background