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Hidden Gems: Meet Alan Milstein of Muuch

Today we’d like to introduce you to Alan Milstein.

Hi Alan, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I was born in Mexico City to a very entrepreneurial family and lived there for a big chunk of my life. Ever since I was little, I enjoyed creative things like building or taking apart toys and art. I got involved with music at the age of five when my great-grandfather started teaching me how to play the piano and ever since, I became obsessed with playing music since it worked hand-in-hand with my passion for creativity even winning some local band competitions from the age of 13. After finishing high school, I decided to follow my passion for music and got a scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston where I graduated Summa Cum Laude with a dual-major in Music Business and Contemporary Music Production. I wanted to pursue a career in writing music for TV and advertising and I joined one of the major advertising music production houses in LA. After working there for a while, I decided to jump out and start my own company which launched earlier this year and that is what I’ve been doing right now!

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?
It has had its ups and downs. Deciding to go for a degree and a career in music is not usually a very easy decision and it’s not frequently met with the best reactions from family and friends but I was very fortunate that my family supported my decision and has always been supporting me. Getting a scholarship to a top music school is also not an easy feat to accomplish so I had to work very hard for that. The latest bump in the road has been leaving a comfy job in the industry I wanted with a stable pay to start a new project that might or might not be successful. The doubts will always be there but I really love the idea of working on something that belongs to me and I enjoy working on. From every bump in the road, there is a lesson and the most important thing is to learn that lesson and move forward either through the same path or a new one but always moving forward.

Appreciate you sharing that. What should we know about Muuch?
After I took the jump to leave the company I was working at I founded Muuch, An online freelance marketplace for creative people. At Muuch, people can create projects and find the people that best match their vision and have them work together to bring out the best possible version of their project to life. What sets Muuch apart from other freelance marketplaces is that Muuch is made for every creative person no matter if this is their first or hundredth project. At Muuch, people can hire freelancers based on which stage of their project they are at and what they specialize on and have them work together through cross-collaboration to make the project quicker and better. I am most proud of the tool Muuch provides for creatives and I want to help creative minds bring their ideas to life and creative freelancers have stable work and growth. At Muuch we are constantly working on providing the best tools for creatives to expand their ideas and be the best they can be.

What sort of changes are you expecting over the next 5-10 years?
If the Covid-19 pandemic taught me anything, is that most work can now be done remotely and there is no need to be in the same physical space as others to create amazing work. I think I am not the only one who learned this so I think the freelancing and remote work in general will grow in the following years. I think in 5-10 years, a lot more people will not only be working from home but will be creating projects with people around the world. This is already happening to an extent but I think that creative industries have been late to catch up because people feel more comfortable working with people close to them but as technology gets better, we will see more creative projects with more international crews and creative diversity no international flights necessary.

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