Yearly Archive: : 2010

What Not To Do: Don’t Muddle Through Without Asking Questions

“That was a stupid question!” Yup. You may have heard that one before. But as cliche as it may sound, there are no stupid questions. Really. However, there are some questions that will make you look unprepared. Some things you can do to avoid ...

What to Wear for an Interview (Part 2)

In What to Wear for an Interview (Part 1), I strongly suggested sticking to a classic, professional look for the interview even if the employees typically wear jeans and a t-shirt. But, ok, what if you want to show a bit more personality with ...

Understanding Radio Formats: CHR

The relevance of radio these days is probably a topic worth debating. I imagine some of you never listen to the radio at all while some of you still find most of your new music on it. Radio may be waning but regardless, you ...

How GRAMMY U Can Help You Start a Music Career

Every February celebrities line the red carpet and music lovers gather around their televisions to enjoy the performances and see who will win the night’s big awards. You probably figured out that I’m talking about the GRAMMY Awards, but did you know that the ...

What Is Entertainment Law Anyway?

Whenever I tell someone outside of the music or law world that I’m going into music law, they always smile and say, “That’s great!” And then they ask what it means. So here’s a quick primer on what music lawyers actually do. There are ...

Becoming a Music Producer Part 2

Last week we discussed here what a producer does and that one of the best ways to get your music out there if you want to produce for a big artist or a major label is to get a producer manager. But, how to ...

Becoming a Music Producer Part 1

If you’re interested in pursuing a career as a producer you’re sadly in for one of the toughest careers in music. But if you know where to start it can be a little bit easier. Obviously, the first step is being sure you understand ...

What to Wear for an Interview (Part 1)

Quick interjection first from Katie (other Katie, now there are two of us) to introduce our new blogger. She doesn’t exactly work in the music industry, but a closely related media field. She has a degree in Digital Media which includes everything from graphic ...

What to Put on Business Cards, Part 2

If you’ve been to a networking event then you know how useful business cards can be. Offering your card to a new contact is usually the best way to get their card in return. Yet as a student, recent grad, or intern it can ...

Networking: How to Get and Build Contacts

This is going to be a multi-part series, starting with Part 1 here focusing on how to actually start conversations and get some new contacts at a networking event. It can be tough, especially if you’re not particularly outgoing and social. Rely on Easy ...