Radhika Kumar (@radhikakumarmusic)

Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?

I was raised in Dubai in an academic background and was an avid listener of music of all languages and genres. I am a finance professional with a day job and started a jam group with my friends who were equally passionate about music and starting building contacts which lead me to get opportunities to perform with different bands and with musicians around the regions.

Can you share the most interest in exciting happened to you since you started doing this?

I cant seem to remember any one specific incident. I can remember many small but impactful incidents which have encouraged me and motivated me to push myself harder.

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them thrive and not “burn out”?

As a person who manages a day job as well as performs regularly, it is important to ensure there is a balance maintained. There has to be a healthy lifestyle to include a routine of workouts for the body and the mind. It is also important to upgrade ourselves in our skill to ensure we create that perfection we need. I also believe that regular practice and experimenting with the content we create is essential. This helps us break out of the routine and tickle the creative side that makes us true musicians.

None of us can succeed without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?

I have had many people alongside me to encourage me and to push me to reach where I am today. In particular, it is entire credit to my family for being the understanding and extremely supportive parents they have been. They truly broke away from the stigma’s and pressures of the society and gave me the kind of freedom I needed in true form.

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?

Spreading goodness and joy using my success as a platform has always been something that has constantly motivated me to do better and push myself to reach that place of influence. I believe I am still in that journey to reaching that place. But in my own ways and my using music as a platform, I try to spread my positivity and calm to my listeners who often seek peace.

Do you have a favorite “written Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life? 

I read a quote which said “Attitude is a choice” which has always stuck with me. Being in the field of entertainment, it is important to realize that we are surrounded by artists and talents and the only way to be influenced positively by them is the attitude. Having the right attitude and perspective is extremely important leading us to developing on our short comings and grow in the right direction.

How can our readers follow you on social media? 

They can follow me on my Instagram page- Radhikakumarmusic where I regularly post content. I have also recently started my own Youtube channel @radhikakumarmusic. I am working on interesting content to include covers and even my own original music and would love to build my own digital family.

Anything specific you’d like to have mentioned in the article? 

Not in particular.