The entertainment business is a tough world to navigate. What most of us see on TV or hear through our devices is just one small piece of the entire puzzle, and what a puzzle it is.
In 2020, the entertainment industry has been ravaged by COVID-19, with touring and events all but decimated. For David Rothman, a veteran of the music industry, you think this would make for one of his worst years ever.
Instead, Rothman has taken a few interesting steps most wouldn’t expect from a businessman and philanthropist of his clout. He has recently released a new rap single, The Rap Knight, as part of his own record label, and it is quickly garnering international acclaim.
The Rap Knight is a refreshingly uplifting track in which David shares about his optimism and happiness during the year 2020, which might seem like an ironic gesture. But his thoughtful and uplifting lyrics about family, relationships, and dreams are exactly the kind of thing we need right now, and David capitalizes on this perfectly.
David also delivered the production for the song, showcasing his talents and instincts as a composer and musician. The song has a catchy combination of synth keyboards and lead tones, utilizing a fast tempo and a rich driving beat. The song matches the uplifting feel of the lyrics, making for a nice escape, and a surprisingly pure one. You can listen to the new single here.
On his music journey, Rothman explains,
“As a member of the Recording Academy it’s been a dream to get a chance to produce and release music. Looking forward to releasing more music in the near future. Music has always been a big part of my life… I first got into the industry by attending a lot of shows and was socializing with all people in the music industry. I got my Executive MBA and saw a gap in the industry, which was helping artists on the road. That’s when I decided to fill in that gap.”
David emerges from the music industry as a seasoned businessman and has also dedicated a significant amount of time and energy to philanthropic ventures behind the scenes.
Rothman explains his philanthropic work in an interview with Film Daily:
“UJA of NY is the world’s largest local philanthropic organization helping more than 100 non-profits around the world. Our mission is to help everyone and keep them united, right now we are contacting people via email due to the coronavirus, whereas we usually set up meetings in order to set our mission… In addition to that, I volunteer with Junior Achievement of New York teaching those less fortunate to become the next generation of Entrepreneurs. I am also a District Advocate for the Recording Academy and work to make sure our politicians do what they can to help the Entertainment Industry.”
Rothman continues in his interview with Film Daily, “I am always volunteering for charities and helping teach young musicians and entertainers about the industry. I am also the incoming Co-Chair of UJA’s Young Leaders and joining the organization’s Board of Directors.”
Connect with David on his Instagram page.