Rock Star. The word brings up all sorts of connotations: a performer, a celebrity, someone with drive or energy, someone who is loved. While the phrase is usually associated with music, we tend to use the term as a positive label for anyone who is remarkable, is successful, or has passionate followers. So what does it take, and how can you be a rock star at anything?
|Affiliation||Last Stop Booking, The Slants|
Simon is a digital/social media marketing strategist and a champion for social justice issues.
His approach to marketing and activism has been highlighted in thousands of media features around the world, including: NPR’s “All Things Considered,” MTV, HBO, the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Business Week, MSNBC, USA Today, Huffington Post, ELLE Magazine, and the Oregonian. He’s been a featured presenter at SXSW, MusicFestNW, Comic-Con, Stanford University, the University of British Columbia, and many more. He’s worked with the Department of Defense to coordinate entertainment for active troops serving overseas.
Simon is best known as the founder of The Slants, the world’s first and only all-Asian American dance rock band, and Last Stop Booking, one of the more influential voices on independent music marketing.
He is one of the best selling authors in the Nonprofit Organizations & Charities and the Music Business categories on Amazon.com. His music has won multiple “Album of the Year” and “Editor’s Choice” awards.
Simon also serves multiple non-profit organizations as a board member, leader, and volunteer. His marketing projects and volunteerism has earned several innovation and service awards.