Yearly Archive: : 2011

Starstruck: What to Do When You Meet a Celebrity at Work

Working in the music industry, it’s practically inevitable that someday you will run into a celebrity. It’s also likely that since you’ve decided to work in the music industry, you have some pretty strong opinions about many of those celebrities. From your secret, or ...

How to Cope with a Disagreeable Boss

You passed the interview and got the job but a week in you’re wondering what happened to that sweet, smiling face of the person who shook your hand at the interview? The whole point of the interview process is generally to get a feel ...

Partying with Co-workers: Dos and Don’ts

Especially during the holiday season, it’s very likely that companies will host a social event outside of work hours. This could be at a restaurant, bar, or even a co-worker’s house. These events provide great opportunities to get to know your co-workers on a ...

Why Internships Are Completely Worth It

Feel like you’ll never get a paid job? Well, don’t worry, it looks like the light at the end of the tunnel is brighter than you probably imagined. I found this great infographic from the Business Careers in Entertainment Association. Since they encouraged sharing ...

How to Mix Drums in 60 Seconds

In the studio world, it’s not unheard of to spend days getting the perfect drum sound. Drums are meticulously tuned. Microphones are painstakingly placed. Slide rules make guest appearances to calculate proper phase relationships. Suffice to say, it’s often a pretty involved process. In ...

4 P’s of Marketing for Concert Promotion

Any good marketing student knows that the 4 P’s form the basis for, well, just about everything in marketing. You may have had a Marketing 101 class that reviewed this until you started having dreams about it, but how exactly does it apply to ...

Protecting Yourself From An Illegal Internship: During the Interview

As we’ve discussed previously, not all internships are created equal. In fact, not all internships are created legally. Some interns for the movie Black Swan are actually suing the studio as a result alleging that their internship was illegal. The trouble there is that ...

Work Etiquette: Requesting Time Off

Generally speaking, if you’re serious about your internship, you should be on time to work every day (that you’re scheduled to be there) and soak up knowledge/skills like a sponge until the agreed upon time to leave. You’re only there for a limited time ...

The 4 P’s of of Marketing for the Music Industry

If you’ve ever taken any class that talked about marketing even for a little bit you’ve probably heard of “the 4 P’s of marketing” because they are one of the most basic marketing concepts that you need to understand before you move on to ...

Understanding Radio Formats:Triple A (AAA)

Despite new technologies making radio seemingly less relevant these days, it is still one of the most influential outlets for “breaking a new artist.” So, no matter what part of the music business you want to work in, you should have a good understanding ...