In Volume 3 of our “Meet The Team” series we introduce our new business & marketing intern at the Play.fm office, Roman:
See what he says in the following Question & Answer:
What is your job at Play.fm?
As a marketing and business intern I am working on different special projects as well as on daily routine jobs. I do the research and concept for a possible Play.fm desktop app. Besides that I am working on an exploitation strategy for our Augmented Reality research project. Keeping in touch with our Slovenian and Croatian content partners is also an important part of my work and since I speak Slovenian and Croatian fluently it’s also good fun for me.
Last but not least I am mentoring and analyzing the download and sales figures of the Play.fm Apps.
Why did you apply for an internship at Play.fm?
As Business Management student at the Carinthian University for Applied Sciences (CUAS) I have to do a 3 month internship. I was never a fan of huge companies and I never wanted to do my internship in a company with a strict hierarchy and a 2000 m² office. I prefer to work in smaller companies with creative teams. During my research for an interesting internship I listened to some DJ-Sets on Play.fm and after I searched for a few hours I thought “Play.fm would be the perfect place for my internship”. I checked their website and found out that Play.fm offers some interesting internships. I transmitted my letter of application and since 2 months I am here in Vienna.
Whats the feature on Play.fm you like the most?
I am an iPhone and music junkie. I can not live without those two things. So it’s easy for me to answer this question. The feature I like the most is of course the Play.fm iPhone App. But I also like the Genre-Cloud on the Play.fm Website.
Tell us something about yourself. Which activities fill your (everyday) life?
As I said before I love music. Listening to music, searching and buying new music, those things fill my everyday life. Since 2007 I am working as a DJ (DJ Ray Vientta) and since summer 2011 I am also producing my own tracks. At the moment I am putting all my energy into producing my own beats and melodies. If I am not motivated for producing or DJing I like to meet my friends or watch a DVD with my girlfriend. During cold winter months I like to play hockey and in summer it is the coolest thing to relax on one of Carinthias beautiful lakes.
Whats your favourite mix on Play.fm?
I really do not have ONE favourite mix. I like Progessive and Tech House and I love the sound of Scandinavian and Russian DJ´s like Alesso, Cazette, Axwell and Arty.
Tell us your dream DJ equipment, regardless what it costs.
It would be nice to have the Pioneer 2000 series (CDJ 2000 and DJM 2000 + Recordbox). I also love to make my own music and therefore it would be cool to have a small but efficient studio in my basement.
Who would be your favourite DJ to perform with live?
Laidback Luke or Sebastian Ingrosso.
What makes you go mad?
Casting Shows, KAC (rival hockey club), my old car and Science Fiction movies.
Whats your favourite music video of all time?
…and the best movie of the last years?
I am a fan of all kind of medieval movies like 300 or Load of the Rings. But i also like movies like “21″. And I am a big fan of Dave Chappelle … His show is crazy!
Can you remember the first album you ever bought?
Hmmm. That’s very embarrassing. I was 8 years old. The first Album I have ever bought was Scatman´s debut Album “Scatman´s World”. OMG
Tell us the most embarrassing tune of your youth you still like?
Whats the first thing you do when you come home after work?
The first thing I do when I come home is … I am checking if my MacBook still works. I know it´s freaky…
Name the best club you’ve ever been to.
As Progessive House fan I’m in Zrce (Croatia) every summer. If you like this kind of music Club Papaya is the best place to be. Papaya always hosts an amazing Line-Up and I’m curious which artist i’m going to see this year.
Your 5 all time favourite tracks:
Timbaland – Oh Timbaland
Falco – America
The Fray – How To Save A Life
Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, Steve Angello, Laidback Luke feat. Deborah Cox – Leave The World Behind
Stardust – Music sounds better with you
and many more…
We are hiring interns starting from June 2012 to work with us at our Viennese headquarters. If you like working in a small team and you love pushing things forward then join us and make the world a better music place with Play.fm.
For more info check the Play.fm Job section. http://www.play.fm/jobs