This week’s featured media mogul is the host of the popular podcast The Queen Pin, Briyanna Brown. Learn more about Briyanna’s creative journey below.
You are a multi-talented individual dipping and dapping in a bunch of other expressive fields. So, what was it about journalism or media that piqued your interest?
“Journalism has always been an interest of mine. I’ve always been a ‘talker’, extremely good at debating, and I watched a lot of talk shows growing up. I’ve literally always wanted to get my voice heard so I thought why not do something in the media. My actual goal is to be a radio personality one day and I’m definitely on the right track.”
How did you get your start in the media field? Did you study communications in college? Internships? Hobby writing?
“I did take a bunch of communications courses in college to get a feel for it but there wasn’t really a “start”. I simply logged into my Amazon Prime account bought me a Yeti mic plugged it into my MacBook and started recording the very next day. I didn’t have a plan I just simply started.”
Tell us about your platform. What’s your mission/goals? Who’s your audience?
“My platform is for the culture! I’ve always wanted to see people grow as I did. I believe there’s room for all of us at the table. Everyone has a voice, everyone has talents, but overall, everyone has a story or opinion worth hearing. My platform is for mostly millennials and anyone who can identify with moving somewhere away from their hometown that is learning to adapt to different things. I’m a transplant from Atlanta and I share my stories, lifestyle, and my best and worst moments here in Los Angeles. You get to hear me along with different guests every week. My goal is to eventually move my podcast from just being behind the mic to actual visuals so that you can actually see my content since most of us are visual learners. I am simply letting podcasting run its course and seeing where it takes me.”
So far throughout your career, what has been your proudest personal media moment?
“My proudest moment thus far was joining the Good News Radio and Podcast Network. There are two locations here in Los Angeles and It’s a Black-owned radio station that is growing rapidly. I was selected out of many candidates to have my show be apart of their platform and I am so grateful. I started my podcast in April of 2019 and joined them August of 2019. No real experience or even content but they saw my potential and best of all my personality shined through and I’m so grateful. I’ve been there ever since.”
What advice would you give aspiring mediapreneurs looking to enter the field?
“The best advice I would give a mediapreneur is that if you are thinking about it more than you think about anything else in this world do it. Write down the vision, get the equipment you need, and just START. Don’t worry about the “what if’s” the minute you say “I want to do this..” DO IT and don’t look back. I am the only host of my Podcast and I do everything by myself right now. Yes, it’s hard but it can be done!”
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