Berklee Blogs checks in with Florenza Campos, Brazilian-born singer-songwriter, Professional Music major and freshly minted intern at Universal Music Latin. We’ll check in periodically with Florenza as she shares her lessons and insights from Miami as one of the Office of Experiential Learning’s veteran interns
These past few days I have actually spent in Boston for the annual Berklee Songwriters Night, in which my song “Heartbreaker” was chosen as a winner. I just had the performance at the Berklee Performance Center last night, and it was an incredible show. I am very thankful to have had that opportunity, and to know that everyone back at Universal was supporting and rooting for me.
The past few weeks have also been a bit busy at the office. Nothing too exciting has happened since the Winter Music Conference, but I still had all my regular errands. I had to get in contact with every DJ and record pool we have on our agenda, to make sure to get them to push the single “Bebe Bonita” to number one on their charts. The video (that I participated in) came out on YouTube not too long ago, and it has surpassed 3,000.000 views within the first few days! That was probably one of the most exciting experiences I had at Universal.
I had to file expenses, listen to demos, burn some copies of CDRs, and run errands as usual. I had to fill in as a receptionist once when she was sick, and since I had done it before, I knew my way around. I finally learned how to properly transfer calls to other offices in the building, and what to tell people who call with any questions.
I am grateful that my boss is fine with me taking trips as long as I make up for the missing time when I come back. He has me working every day of the week and I love it!
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Brazilian born singer-songwriter Florenza started her musical passion at the age of 4, when she first heard her mom singing karaoke. Not knowing English yet, she would listen to and mimic the sounds of idols Celine Dion and Whitney Houston. After moving to Miami at the age of 8, she immediately began vocal lessons with Grammy Award-Winning voice coach and producer Jose Miguel Velasquez, who produced her first two demos. At 15, she was invited by legendary producer Rudy Perez, to sing background for over 25 Disney songs in Portuguese for Disney’s 100 Years of Magic in São Paulo, Brazil. In 2008, she recorded in Mix Studios in Miami, Florida, a song called “Love Me Forever”, produced and written by the Fliptones (Britney Spears, Lil Wayne), and Jason Derulo.
Her first album “Can’t Describe” is available on iTunes, along with the single “Heartbreaker” featuring remixes by The Krafters and Manny Lehman. All music was written by her and producer Sergio Marte, a fellow Berklee graduate. The “Heartbreaker” remixes have been charting top 10 for the past few months on the Latin Club Charts around the world. With that same single, she has won a spot in this year’s Songwriter’s Night at Berklee College of Music, and will be performing it at the Berklee Performance Center on April 9.
Florenza is at her final semester at Berklee, interning at and loving her job at Universal Music’s Latin Division in Miami, Florida until she graduates in May of this year.
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