Workflow with Brian “Z” Zisook, Editor-in-Chief at DJBooth

In this edition of Workflow, we have Brian “Z” Zisook, Editor-in-Chief at DJBooth and VP of Content Operations and Artist Services for music streaming platform Audiomack.

Workflow is an interview series by Balance the Grind to get a glimpse into people’s working styles and workspaces. If you’re interested in sharing your workflow, submit it here!

Describe what you do: I am the EIC of DJBooth, a digital music magazine that specializes in original long-form content, artist education, and artist discovery; I am the VP of Content Operations and Artist Services for Audiomack, a free, limitless music sharing and discovery platform for artists, tastemakers, labels, and fans; I am an A&R consultant for a record label.

How do you like your coffee: Half and Half, no sugar.

Device(s) you use: Apple Macbook Pro 13″, Apple iPad Air 3, Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

Describe your working style in one sentence: I am relentless. I answer in excess of 5,000 emails and text messages every seven-day workweek.

What does your workspace look like: I have a sitting-standing desk with pre-set controls. Directly in front of me, a Bluetooth keyboard. To my right, an Apple Magic Trackpad 2. I use my laptop as my second monitor; the first is a Samsung 30″ LED.

To my left, I have a photo of my wife and daughter in matching outfits. The frame sits in front of a house plant, which only requires water once a week. It’s been alive for over a year. I am very proud of this accomplishment.

Do you have a favourite playlist for work: My playlist for work is the Global Trending section of Audiomack. I need to listen to everything that is hitting our primary real estate.

Who would you like to nominate for the next workflow interview: Taylor Guttenberg, Creative Director at Audiomack.

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Hey there! I'm Hao, the Editor-in-Chief at Balance the Grind. We’re on a mission to showcase healthy work-life balance through interesting stories from people all over the world, in different careers and lifestyles.