Blog Where are they now? Former HIPster spotlight: Eddie Grand December 23, 2019December 26, 2019 Molly Hudelson Dada Life, Eddie Grand, Former HIPster Spotlight, Nicky Romero, Tommy Trash We’ve been fighting the good fight here at HIP Video Promo for nineteen years now, and no one can do that alone. Since HIP formed back in 2000, we’ve had the pleasure of working with some truly amazing, talented, hardworking people here at HIP HQ. Most of us come from a musical background, and many of our former HIPsters have gone on to continued success in the industry, whether that’s making music, working at a venue, working at a label, or any other avenue that they’ve chosen to take. Our latest former HIPster spotlight is on Eddie Grand. Eddie worked at HIP from 2015 to 2018 as our Director of Social Media Marketing. Now, he’s creating content and hosting a weekly news show about Affiliate Marketing, all while pursuing his musical career: this fall we began the campaign to promote his brand-new “Slay” video. Below, Eddie answered some questions for us about his memories of HIP and how he got to where he is today! Eddie Grand and Jordan Behrends What are you up to these days? Traveling the world DJing and creating content. I recently got hired to host a weekly news show about Affiliate Marketing. So I’ll be attending different conferences around the world. What are the best aspects of your current position? I get to travel the world and meet a bunch of awesome new people. I’m exactly where I want to be in life because I’m in position to get everything I want, I just have to keep working. My current job will not only help me get to where I want to be, but I also still have the freedom to make music, DJ and do all the awesome stuff that I do on a weekly basis. It’s been said that in the entertainment industry, “experience is a hard teacher: she gives the test first, the lessons afterward”. What hard lessons have you learned to arrive where you are now? I get to travel the world and meet a bunch of awesome new people. I’m exactly where I want to be in life because I’m in position to get everything I want, I just have to keep working. My current job will not only help me get to where I want to be, but I also still have the freedom to make music, DJ and do all the awesome stuff that I do on a weekly basis. What do you remember best about your time working at HIP Video Promo? Best part about working at HIP was the people that work there. It’s truly a family and I have a ton of great memories working with everyone there. Who were some of the bands and artists you remember promoting? I remember I got to see Nicky Romero on New Year’s Eve when we were promoting one of his many music videos. Also when we were promoting a few Dada Life videos and I saw them at the last EDC NY. Ohh and I still have the Tommy Trash sweater from back when I first started working at HIP haha Watch Eddie Grand’s “Slay” video below, and follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and check out his website. Listen to his music on Soundcloud.