How a College Student Turned a Hobby into a Successful Music Career

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Amber Gomez, also known as Sobremarcha, is a Denver-based DJ and producer of electronic music. She has always had a love for music but didn’t always want to start her own business.

“In 2014, I watched a documentary about the music group Swedish House Mafia. The documentary showed how they started creating music with just a mobile application,” Gomez explained. “At the time I was in college for computer information systems. Using my knowledge of computer systems and my background in music, it helped spark this idea in my mind that I can use the skills I have to do something very creative. I have been performing shows ever since, and eventually, it started generating enough foot traffic for me to make a living out of it.”

Despite Gomez’s success, being a female DJ in a male-dominated industry hasn’t always been easy for her, especially in the beginning. “I definitely used to get some weird looks from people when I walked into a venue. I felt like I wasn’t being taken seriously. There have been times where I’m the only female DJ on the bill at an event, but as soon as I get out there and start playing my music I know I’m shattering whatever stigma they have. I always let my music speak for itself.”

Working in the music industry comes with a lot of risks, but Gomez knows she’s covered so that she can focus on her music.

“I needed coverage right away for an upcoming festival that I’m hosting, so I did a search for insurance on Google and found CoverWallet. The customer service was great and the whole process was so easy. The coverage I got went above and beyond the requirements I needed. Having insurance really helps me out, I know that if anything goes wrong at the festival I have the right coverage already.”

You can find Gomez’s music on ReverbNation and on Facebook.

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