You may already be familiar with Josh Herman as the longtime manager of production duo DVBBS. What you may not know, is that Herman launched his ultra-successful music career from the dorm room of a small Canadian university. So, just how did Josh Herman do it? Here’s the story behind Josh’s success and some tips on how you can achieve the same thing.
Success from an early age
Josh Herman was born and raised in Canada by a musical family – his dad was Bon Jovi’s agent! He attended Dalhousie University on the east coast of Canada where he studied Business Management. While at Dalhousie, he began booking artists and promoting music venues and shows. During this time, he worked with renowned artists like Steve Aoki, LMFAO, deadmau5, Avicii, Of Montreal, and Zeds Dead.
Since his graduation in 2011, Josh has gone on to have a thriving career in the music industry. In 2012, he worked as a Live Nation Tour Rep, travelling all over North America with some of the most celebrated pop artists in the world. Later that same year, he moved into music management with the creation of his own management company, STRVCTVRE.
Josh has worked closely with DJ duo DVBBS since the launch of STRVCTVRE. Together, they’ve toured the world, released several platinum singles and received nominations for a range of notable awards. In 2015, Josh launched Kanary Music, DVBBS’ record label. In 2017, he opened Liar Liar, a nightclub in Toronto and in 2019 he opened an upscale cocktail lounge called Daisy.
How to build a thriving career from nothing
Josh Herman was lucky enough to find success while still at university. Building a successful career in a competitive industry while studying isn’t easy. But Josh Herman’s story can teach you a few lessons about how to maximize your potential and thrive in your career.