December 31, 2012

Top 10 Posts of 2012

Thanks for reading, asking questions, coming to panels, tweeting, facebooking, and all the other things you did to support the site and make 2012 amazing (and a special thanks to our amazing team of writers: Lauren, Katie, Anna, and Nate!). It was our biggest year yet and I'm so glad that something that started out with the simple intention of trying to help people learn more about music careers at a time when music education budgets are always threatening to be cut, has grown into something this impactful. I love that we are able to meet some amazing people, answer your questions, and even help you find your dream internship. That's what this is all about and it's been so much fun doing it. Please stay tuned for what will hopefully be an even bigger and better 2013 and, as always, let us know if there's anything we can do to help you. In the mean time, here's the posts you helped make popular in 2012.

Music Industry Careers for Shy People
This post was recently featured in the ASCAP newsletter and is based on a question submitted by a reader who loves music but was afraid she may be too shy for a career connected to the limelight. So, we looked at what jobs introverts may might to avoid, which may suit them, and some additional tips to help.

How to Write Your First Resume
Resumes are pretty important documents but writing one can be tough and intimidating. So, this post is a step-by-step guide to helping you manage the process and figure out what to include.

What to Wear to a Music Industry Conference
Music industry conferences are great place for learning and networking, but it can be nerve-wracking to figure out what to wear that make you look less like a newbie and more like you belong (not to mention to do so on the budget of an unpaid intern!).  This post was based on a question submitted by a reader and it turned out to a bit controversial (check out the comments). The goal was to help you figure out what types of clothing are common so you can feel confident in making a choice that suits your style of personality but won't make you stand out in a bad way. But, give it a read and tell us what you think. Did we get the point across, or is it trying to turn you into a corporate drone (I hope not, that wouldn't be very rockstar-like).

Music Industry Lessons From The Lorax
Who doesn't love the classic Dr. Suess story of a boy who changed the world for the better? The music industry has been in a state of change for more than decade now and we're still in the midst of a digital revolution for which the end can't be foretold. For better or worse, that has had a big impact on the industry and the way it operates. As the next generation of music industry leaders, it's up to us to make sure the music industry of the future is a successful and flourishing place that offers great music and there are lessons we can learn from the the story of the lorax. Be passionate, learn about and from the past, and have the courage to challenge the status quo because "unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it's not."

First Day of Internship: What to Bring
The first day of a new internship is scary enough as it is without stressing over what to bring with you. So you don't need to worry about that anymore because we've taken care of it for you with this list.

Non-Music Clubs and Activities that Can Help Your Music Career
This post was recently featured on The GRAMMY Foundation's Facebook and takes a look at the activities you can puruse that may not seem so obvious but can still help your music career.

GRAMMY Camp Alumni Perform with Keith Urban
Some of the amazing alumni of GRAMMY Camp performed live with Keith Urban at this year's American Country Awards and they did a great job. Find out how you can get or support similar opportunities by attending, helping, or donating to GRAMMY Camp

Internship Bootcamp at the Recording Academy
Only a few weeks ago, Lauren and I visited The Recording Academy's Philadelphia GRAMMY U Chapter to talk their members about internships and answer their questions. We had a great time and really enjoyed meeting everyone. Thanks to The Recording Academy for having us on the panel!

Intern FAQ: Will an Internship Get Me a Job?
This is really the most important question isn't it? After all, it's the real goal of all those internships. So, will it actually get you a job. Give it a click and find out.

Should You Turn Down a Job Offer?
The economy still isn't in great shape and you're sick of (or afraid of ending up) living with your parents. You got a job offer but it isn't what you had in mind and you're considering turning it down. But that little voice inside your head (oh, maybe that's just your parents yelling?) is telling you'd be crazy to turn down a job offer. Well, is that true? What do you think?



December 24, 2012

Happy Holidays!

Thank you for your support during another great year. It's been an amazing year of Twitter chats, panels, great guest posts, lots of internship listings, and (most importantly) meeting and talking with all of you. Hope you have a happy, peaceful, safe, and all around amazing holiday season!

As always, let us know if there is anything we can do to help you!

December 20, 2012

What if Santa Saw Your Facebook?

With technology getting better and better ever year, it must make Santa's life a lot easier when it comes to managing toy production. In fact, he has a show on local radio stations where he told a little girl who asked for an iPad that he uses one to keep his life organized. This might all seem like a bit of an odd and out place discussion, but it's inspired by an interesting dream I had that got me thinking. In my dream, I was watching a news report detailing how Santa was using social media to make his naughty and nice lists easier to compile. Rather than sending elves out to do research or use his magical abilities, Santa explained how he could really tell a lot about someone based on what they share online. He didn't need magic to see what people were doing anymore because they were willing to put it online for anyone to see.

So, what if Santa really could see and judged you solely on your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.? Would your profiles put you on the naughty or nice list?

This might all sound fictional and maybe Santa won't judge, but there are plenty of people who will: employers, professional contacts, college admissions officers, etc. These people will likely make it a point to Google you and will judge you and put you on their own naughty or nice list based on what they find. You may not be so upset to miss out on some toys from Chris Kringle, but you probably won't want to miss out on opportunities that will help you reach your goals. So Google yourself, take a look at what you come across, and do a review of your social media profiles and get rid of anything that might cast doubt over which list you belong on because these days Santa isn't the only one who knows if you've been bad or good.

December 18, 2012

Should You Hire an Intern?: Do You Have Time to Teach Them

Internships are an essential tool for networking, gaining real world experience, and learning about what you want (or don't want) to do. Today, it seems though that internships are the only career opportunity that isn't about as rare as college student without a Facebook. That's great news for those who are looking for the perfect internship, but it does make you wonder how many of these programs are actually worth it. Just because you have a company, does it mean you should have an intern? Maybe not, but how can you determine whether creating an internship program is a great idea or a waste of time?

So here's part one of a new series designed to help employers evaluate their business and their goals to determine whether or not they should get an intern (or two...or ten...) starting with an important but often overlooked issue: do you have time to teach them?

Do you have time to teach them?
It may seem like a great idea to get some interns to help lighten your work load or offset the fact that your budget is hurting too much to afford an employee, but it's not really (and it may even be illegal, but more on that later).

Sure, there are plenty of benefits to having interns, but it can't always be about you. Interns are there to learn and you should be willing, able, and patient enough to teach them. It might mean explaining one task at a time or even hosting special orientation programs and workshops, but either way it will take time and you have to be okay with the fact that an intern won't walk in the door knowing how to do everything (or maybe even anything). There's also a fairly good chance they will make mistakes, or jam the printer and leave it simply because they didn't realize, or forget to re-order office supplies, or accidentally hang up on a really important client who is kind of unhappy with you to begin with, or cause some other issue that you're going to need to fix. That's part of the process though and if you aren't willing to be at least a little bit patient, understanding, and willing to teach and communicate, then interns might not be for you.

December 17, 2012

Recommended Reading: Welcome to the Jungle


 One of the most frustrating things about the music industry is how hard it can be to find a "real" job.
You know, the kind mom and dad would approve of with cubicles and benefits and normal hours. They're pretty hard to come by. But, for a big portion of the music industry the reliability that comes with a steady job isn't even an option because, with some exceptions, that just isn't a reality for most composers, designers, engineers, producers, studio musicians, etc. That kind of world can be hard to deal with and even harder to succeed in. That is precisely why I wanted to share Welcome to the Jungle  and the freelance advice it offers with you.

This site, and accompanying book, Welcome to the Jungle: A Success Manual for Music and Audio Freelancers, is actually written by Jim Klein, a professor where I studied music industry, but his experience speaks for itself. Klein has had several different roles in the music industry over his career and he's been freelancing as an engineer, musician, producer, songwriter, and composer since the early 80's. He served as Chief Engineer for a major studio, written several Hot 100 singles, and written jingles for Coke, Pillsbury, Canon, ATT, and more. His scores have been featured on the Olympics, Oprah, and The Today Show, among others and he won Daytime Emmy Awards for his work on ABC's All My Children. Now, he is taking that experience and telling you, through his book and site, about what it takes to succeed as a freelancer.

Welcome to the Jungle  deals with the issues and concerns faced by freelancers in a tough market- everything from the problem of parents not understanding to the reality of dealing with the uncertainties of being a freelancer and what clients will expect from you. So, if you're interested in pursuing one of those "uncertain" career paths (and honestly isn't any music career) check it out. It's got some great information, real-world insights, and a few stories you'll probably be able to empathize with- and I'm sure there's more of it to come.


December 13, 2012

Digital Marketing and Content Internship at SoundCtrl

 SoundCtrl is a blog and community aimed at creating an open dialogue and exchange of music and technology culture and is NYC’s premiere event platform for the convergence of music and digital media. They are currently seeking a part-time intern willing to dedicate at least 6 hours a day, 2 or 3 days per week during the semester in our office in New York City. A SoundCtrl internship offers students a unique hands-on experience in music and technology convergence.  The company:
What we do:
  • Identify emerging trends in the production, promotion, distribution, and consumption of music.
  • Highlight and support individuals, groups, and organizations using digital media in innovative ways.
  • Encourage collaboration and promote the convergence of the music and online industries to enable people to connect both on and offline.
  • Through panels, talks and case study presentations, we aim to provide thought leadership, innovation, and inspiration.
Our attendees and partners:
  • Each event or platform showcases top innovating music:tech companies, artists, and music industry executives and icons.
  • We are able to connect brands with music industry tastemakers and technology influences, positioning them as leaders in the digital space and aligning them with others who are passionate about the advancement of digital music.
Keep reading to find out how to apply for this opportunity.

December 10, 2012

GRAMMY Camp Alumni Perform with Keith Urban at the American Country Awards

If you watched the American Country Awards tonight, then you were lucky enough to catch an amazing performance by Keith Urban and some incredibly talented young musicians who attended GRAMMY Camp (including two I'm lucky enough to have gotten to know as a counselor at camp). GRAMMY Camp is an important program run by The GRAMMY Foundation that gives students interested in pursuing a career in music the opportunity to spend part of their summer working with some top-notch music industry professionals and other talented music students. It is without a doubt one of the most invaluable music industry educational programs available today because it gives students the chance to study music careers they aren't usually exposed to a traditional music program including songwriting, marketing and management, electronic music production, and more. Fortunately, it's also something you can get involved with. Check out these links to find out how to apply, donate, or get involved.

Find out more about GRAMMY Camp .

Donate to help fund educational programs.

Apply to attend GRAMMY Camp.

Find out how to get involved.


December 06, 2012

55th Annual GRAMMY Awards® Nominations

The Recording Academy announced the nominations for February's 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards last night at a live concert featuring performances from several of the nights nominees. This year's nomination process included over 17,000 submissions from records released during the Oct. 1, 2011 – Sept. 30, 2012 eligibility period. The final ballots will be mailed to The Recording Academy's voting members on December 19 and are due back by Jan 16, 2013. To find out more about joining The Recording Academy, check out GRAMMY U

The awards represent a long standing tradition of honoring accomplishments of fellow musicians, but it wouldn't be the same without the similar long standing tradition of analyzing the nominations and forecasting who the big prize will go to. So, tell us what you think. Who would you vote for, what nominees do you love, and who do you think is missing? 

FUN., Jay-Z, Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, Mumford & Sons, Frank Ocean, and Kanye West stand out with six nominations each with Chick Corea, Miguel, and The Black Keys not far behind with five. Here's a look at the "Big Four" nominations for this year: 

Album Of The Year:
El Camino — The Black Keys
Some Nights — FUN.
Babel — Mumford & Sons
Channel Orange — Frank Ocean
Blunderbuss — Jack White

Record Of The Year:
"Lonely Boy" — The Black Keys
"Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" — Kelly Clarkson
"We Are Young" — FUN. Featuring Janelle Monáe
"Somebody That I Used To Know" — Gotye Featuring Kimbra
"Thinkin Bout You" — Frank Ocean
"We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" — Taylor Swift

Best New Artist:
Alabama Shakes
FUN.
Hunter Hayes
The Lumineers
Frank Ocean

Song Of The Year:
"The A Team" — Ed Sheeran, songwriter (Ed Sheeran)
"Adorn" — Miguel Pimentel, songwriter (Miguel)
"Call Me Maybe" — Tavish Crowe, Carly Rae Jepsen & Josh Ramsay, songwriters (Carly Rae Jepsen)
"Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" — Jörgen Elofsson, David Gamson, Greg Kurstin & Ali Tamposi,
songwriters (Kelly Clarkson)
"We Are Young" — Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost & Nate Ruess, songwriters (FUN. Featuring
Janelle Monáe)
 
 

December 04, 2012

Intern FAQ: Will an Internship Get Me a Job?

This is an especially common question because ultimately that's everyone's real goal: to get a job. So will an internship get you there? Maybe, but probably not. Getting a job directly from an internship requires luck, good timing, hard work, and patience. It tends to be a matter of being in the right time at the right place when the company happens to be hiring (usually to replace someone who was promoted or left) and you've put in the work to prove yourself. Sounds difficult? Well the alternative isn't easy either. Everyone tells you how hard the industry is to break into and I'm sure you're sick of hearing it because it is probably all anyone has ever said when you told them you planned to work in the music industry. It's kinda hard to miss that memo when your teachers, parents, aunts, cousins, friends, guidance counselors, etc. regularly tell you you're crazy and should pick something more practical. (That would be boring wouldn't it?) The thing is you can hear it a million times and still not be prepared for how difficult it really is. There is no one path, you have to forge your own like an explorer clearing the wilderness (excuse the cheesy analogy). You probably won't get past the application stage unless you know someone or have an incredibly impressive résumé. And the salary you'll be offered will be far lower than you were expecting. It may be lower than you can afford and it gets worse if you don't already live within commuting distance of the major city you're hoping to work in (unless maybe you want to work in Nashville since the cost of living is considerably better than that of New York and LA). You may apply for 100 different positions only to hear anything back from one or two of them.

What's this have to do with the question? Well an internship probably won't directly land you a job unless you're really lucky. And a really great intern. But it will make the frustrating process of finding a job a bit easier. It will give you people who can pass on leads. It will give you a name to write down when it asks if you found the job through a current employee (which will help get your application reviewed by more than computer software). It will give you a solid résumé that's worth them picking up the phone and giving you a shot. It will give you things to talk about when you're in your interview praying for things to go right so you can finally get the heck out of your parents' house and tell everyone you've finally made it. It will help you build a reputation and a list of references. It will prove that you love the industry and that you know what you're doing better than the guy who just thought it'd be cool to work with rock stars. And when the odds aren't in your favor, you've had more than your fair share of rejections, and your friends have decent salaries that are making you reconsider everything, the experiences an internship gives you will help you remember what you're fighting so hard for in the first place. Internships will make it a lot easier to cultivate the unique combination of knowledge, passion, connections, luck, and relentlessness it takes to get a job in the music industry and when you do, it will all be worth it.

December 03, 2012

Internship Bootcamp with The Recording Academy Tomorrow Night


Join us for a panel discussion about internships in the music industry: how to find one, secure it, and succeed at it. Ask questions, tell stories, and learn from successful interns, employers, and career coaches who will tell you “if I knew then what I know now." Guest panelists include Katie Reilly and Lauren Mack from InternLikeARockStar.com, and Kyle Nix from Radio One.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

6:30-8:30pm

The Recording Academy Philadelphia Chapter Office

RSVP by emailing RSVP_Philadelphia@grammy.com

November 28, 2012

Legal Interning Tip #8

Keep a list of your current assignments.

Law offices can be hectic places. Everyone, from attorneys to paralegals, is trying to juggle several projects at once while dealing with endless interruptions. Because every one else is preoccupied with keeping track of their deadlines, meetings, and whatever else is on their plate, no one is going to keep track of your responsibilities but you.

This is why it is very important to keep track of what tasks have been assigned to you. Once an attorney gives you an assignment, the matter is out of her mind. She no longer has to think about it because you are handling it now and she can focus on other things. If you forget about the assignment, then it could be weeks before the attorney remembers that she needs it and gave the matter to you. In a legal environment, where deadlines can be very important, there is a chance that this kind of mistake could have serious consequences for the attorney or client. Even if the mistake is harmless, the slip-up will make make you seem irresponsible and that attorney (or any others who catch wind of what happened) will be less likely to give you interesting or important work in the future.

Find a list-keeping method that works best for you. You can keep your assignment list in a Word document, Google docs, or on your legal pad. What's important is that your assignments are all listed in one place and that it is kept current. To ensure that your list is accurate, take a minute at the end of your day to go over it. Cross off what you accomplished that day and add any new assignments that are missing along with any deadlines. If you are doing work for several attorneys, also note who gave you the assignment.

It is also often wise to keep a list of recently finished projects for you to follow up on. This is because emails get lost, attorneys forget, and miscommunications happen. A good way to stand out as an organized and responsible intern is to make a note to follow up on an assignment a few days after handing it in if you do not get any confirmation from the attorney that it was received.

- Lauren
lauren@internlikearockstar.com | Twitter: @Musicn3rd

Internship Bootcamp at The Recording Academy - Philadelphia Chapter

Join Lauren and I for an Internship Bootcamp and discussion of how to find, get, and succeed in a music industry internship. We'll be visiting The Recording Academy's Philadelphia Chapter in December to talk to GRAMMY U members about music industry internships. The event is open to members of GRAMMY U. To find out more visit their event page: http://www.grammy365.com/events/philadelphia-grammy-u-presents-internship-bootcamp

November 27, 2012

Intern Rules for Social Media: Don't Curse

It's fairly common knowledge by now that potential employers can and will Google you. But, it would be a mistake to think that this rule doesn't apply to internships, training programs, and even college applications. A negative impression of a social profile can undo even the best interviews and resumes and the only real way to protect yourself is to watch what you post in the first place. So, to continue with our series of intern rules for social media, we're adding a new one to the list: don't curse.

Yes, I know it doesn't make sense. Musicians curse, your boss will probably curse, and censorship is unjust. It doesn't matter.

Sure, you'll find that a lot of the people in the music industry curse, and it may even seem like part of the lifestyle. It doesn't mean it looks good on an intern or on a social media profile. The truth is that what you say online represents you and sets the tone for how an employer views you and how they imagine you will conduct yourself in a social setting. If you can't control your language on the Internet, they probably won't expect you to be able to control much else. You don't want to look like you may be the next intern to get fired for uncontrollably freaking out because a big celebrity just walked in for a meeting (true story). It may seem cool when your favorite band curses in its songs or the latest episode of South Park is filled with bleeps, but on a Twitter account it tends to look juvenile, and juvenile is exactly how you don't want to look when you are trying to convince a company to let you work with then. You may be young but companies still want interns who can be professional and mature and who will represent their company well when they come into contact with clients. So, even if they do it themselves, cursing on your Facebook won't seem like a very promising start to that hiring manager you're looking to impress.

November 20, 2012

What Is a Performing Rights Organization?

A performing rights organization is an essentially for songwriters for both career development and ensuring you are paid when your song is performed. But what exactly does a performing rights organization do? How did they get their start? And what are your options when it comes to choosing to join one? Let's take a look.

Each of the performing rights organizations (PROs), SESAC, ASCAP, and BMI, ( and SoundExchange but we'll look at that separately in another post soon), perform essentially the same function: protecting the public performance aspect of a copyright by licensing music for commercial use and collecting royalties on behalf of the songwriters and publishers. They grant blanket licenses to radio stations, venues, large retail stores, and other music users to allow them to use the PRO's music catalog. Then, the PROs track and monitor the use of music in order to pay each songwriter and publisher the corresponding royalties.

Each songwriter, even if they are a member of a band that writes songs together, needs to join a PRO on an individual basis. In fact, each member could theoretically join a different PRO, though because of the different payments and tracking systems they may each end up earning a different amount for contributing to the same number of songs. It could also make it more complicated for people looking to license the band's music for public performance.

If a songwriter intends to keep their publishing rights, which are equivalent to half of the income for a song and essentially the control of the copyright, he or she will also need to register as a publisher. If the songwriter signs a publishing deal to get help finding publishing and income opportunities for their song, then the publisher will handle the publisher's side of things themselves. The publishing company must be affiliated with the same PRO as the songwriter (most large publishing companies are registered with both as a result).

ASCAP:American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers
ASCAP began in 1914 in New York City as a union-like organization to try to get music users to adhere to the Copyright Act by paying musicians for the public performance of their works. The intention was to create a democratic organization, run and owned by the musicians, that would give them the ability to join together to enforce their rights. It remains member-owned and operated to this day. Through its history, ASCAP has played an integral role in all genres of music and representing acts and writers like Irving Berlin, George and Ira Gershwin, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Louis Armstrong, John Cage, Stephen Sondheim, Jimi Hendrix, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, Kiss, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, The Ramones, Michael Jackson, Johnny Cash, Madonna, Pearl Jam, Billy Joel, Beyonce, Tom Petty, Jay-Z, MIA, and The Killers. For more see: ASCAP Index

ASCAP is owned and run by songwriters and publishers and their board is made up of elected songwriters and publishers. Contracts are one year for both writers and publishers.

BMI: Broadcast Music Inc.
BMI was formed by music broadcasters in 1940 as a reaction to a strike by ASCAP. ASCAP wanted to raise the fees broadcasters were required to pay to use their music on the radio but a new agreement had not been reached before ASCAP's contracts expired. At the time, as so-called "hillbilly" and "race" music became popular ASCAP chose not to allow these musicians to join. So, without music to play, the broadcasters to decided to join forces and appeal to those niches. They formed BMI with an open-door policy that allowed any writer or publisher to join. Eventually, the Justice Department filed an antitrust suit against ASCAP, BMI, and the radio networks and they were all forced to reconcile but BMI had already played an important role in the success of these new genres. BMI has represented writers and acts like Michelle Branch, Mariah Carey, David Bowie, Weezer, Eminem, Fats Domino, The Eagles, Barry Manilow, Foo Fighters, John Legend, Maroon 5, Nirvana, Radiohead, Eric Clapton, and Elton John. For more info visit: BMI.

BMI is owned and run by broadcasters and contracts are 2 years for writers and 5 for publishers.

SESAC
SESAC originally stood for Society of European Stage Authors & Composers. Though now it's just SESAC (pronounced like sea-sack), not an acronym. It was founded in 1930 by German immigrant Paul Heinecke to represent publishers of classical European works. It began including American music in the 1930s working mostly with gospel music at the time. In the 1950s in started an electronic transcription service that would provide SESAC radio programs for stations to play and worked mostly with jazz music. It expanded into pop music in the 1960s and began working with songwriters in the 1970s. In 1985, the company moved its headquarters to Nashville. In the 90s, SESAC began focusing on technology and expanding its genres to include country, R&B, rap, and rock. More recently, they opened an office in Los Angeles and began to focus on film music. It is a privately owned company that represents acts and writers like Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond, RUSH, MGMT,Coheed & Cambria, Young Love, Lady Antebellum, and The Avett Brothers. Visit SESAC for more information.

SESAC has a selective application process for new members to affiliate and they don't accept everyone. According to SESAC, this process allows them to create a personal connection and a roster full of "quality not quantity." Once selected, it is free to join and contracts for both writers and publishers are three years.

What do you think? Are you a member, intern, or employee of one of these organizations? Which PRO do you think is best?
Correction: A previous version of this implied that only SoundExchange collects royalties for public performance on digital, cable, and satellite services. The PROs discussed here do in fact collect royalties for these, but only for the writer and publisher as explained above. SoundExchange collects for the owner of the sound recording copyright and the featured artist on that recording. The difference is that currently only digital services require royalties for the sound recording and performer. Thanks to Lauren Mack for clearing that up!

November 16, 2012

Intern FAQ: Electronic or Physical Interview Thank You Note?

You just had a great interview (or even a not-so stellar one) and you've heard the next thing to do is to send a thank you note. That's great and all, but does that mean the handwritten snail mail your mom used to make you send everyone after your birthday each year, or is a quick note via email okay? Let's take a look at the options.

General Tips

  • Send a thank you in first 24 hours

  • Send a note whether the interview went well or not

  • Ask for business cards from anyone you interview with and send them each one individually

  • Keep thank you notes concise and positive


Pros and Cons
An electronic thank you note is immediate and fitting with a fast-paced electronically driven industry. It is especially applicable if most of your communication so far has been online or if the company or position is particularly reliant on the Internet.

A physical thank you stands out and shows you took the time to go out of your way rather than just type a few sentences on your phone. It's polite and professional and demonstrates a certain level of maturity to send one "the old-fashioned way." Plus, an emailed thank you is a lot easier to overlook between countless other emails than one that's received via mail.

Clearly, both a physical and electronic thank you note have their disadvantages. So, the best solution seems like a compromise between the old and the new: send both. An email will get there quickly and help of the company is fast paced and plan if to make a decision quickly. It will make an impression immediately. A written and mailed thank you serves as insurance in case your email is overlooked and will add a bit of professionalism and personalization. It's a lot harder to miss and serves as a second subtle reminder of your interest. Just be sure to keep both notes polite, concise, positive, and avoid being too aggressive. At the en of the day though, the most important thing is to be sure to actually send a thank you note at all!

November 14, 2012

Music Industry Touring Quiz

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November 12, 2012

SiriusXM Spring 2013 Internship Opportunities, Apply Now

 


Sirius XM Radio Inc. is America's satellite radio company. SiriusXM broadcasts more than 135 channels of commercial free music, and premier sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic and weather to more than 20 million subscribers. We are one of the world's largest pure-play audio entertainment company and we are among the largest subscription media companies in the United States. SiriusXM broadcasts to subscribers everywhere they want to listen in cars, on boats, in the home or office, and through a wide range of mobile devices. SiriusXM offers an impressive array of content that spans virtually all genres and interests, including Howard Stern, Martha Stewart, Oprah Winfrey, Rosie O'Donnell, Jamie Foxx, Barbara Walters, Opie & Anthony, Bob Edwards, Chris "Mad Dog" Russo, Jimmy Buffett, The Grateful Dead, Willie Nelson, and Bob Dylan, among others. SiriusXM is the leader in sports programming as the Official Satellite Radio Partner of the NFL, Major League Baseball, NASCAR, NBA, NHL, and PGA Tour and offers major college sports.


SiriusXM Offers Internships In The Following:
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Legal & Regulatory
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Information Technology
  • Human Resources
  • Engineering
  • Broadcasting & Production
  • E-Business & Web Design
Keep reading to learn more and find out how to apply

November 09, 2012

MusiCares Offers Sandy Relief for Musicians


Hurricane Sandy had a devastating effect on the Northeast and countless musicians who call this culturally-rich region home. Fortunately, MusiCares® , a charity organization established by The Recording Academy in 1989, has stepped up to help and provide relief, just as they did after Hurricane Katrina and the Nashville floods.

MusicCares works year round to provide "a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need" through financial assistance, medical care,  addiction recovery, education, and other resources. They recently announced the establishment of a new fund created specifically to provide support to those in the music community that were impacted by Hurricane Sandy. The fund will help provide much-needed assistance with shelter, utilities, transportation, medical expenses, medications, clothing, instrument and recording equipment replacement, relocation costs, home repair, debris removal, and more.

To Donate to MusiCares:


Use the online donation form here


To Apply for Assistance:
If you or someone you know in the music industry was affected by Sandy and is in need of assistance, applications are available online here.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate a history of working in the music industry that includes either 5 years of music employment, 6 commercially released songs, or 6 commercially or promotionally released music videos. Applicants must include supporting documents.


For more information call 1-877-303-6962













November 08, 2012

Music Industry Careers for Shy People

This post was featured in the ASCAP Newsletter

You love music and would love to work with it, but the thought of stepping on a stage or even picking up a phone terrifies you. What do you do? After all, the music industry tends to be all about networking and that can be pretty uncomfortable if you're introverted. Are there really career options for the painfully shy in a world where "it's not what you know, it's who you know?" Well, you may not be ideally suited for a career in public relations for a major label, but that doesn't mean there aren't jobs that involve, in the famous words of Elvis, "a little less conversation."

So what jobs are suited to someone who isn't so keen on talking to a lot of people, and what jobs should try to avoid?

What to Avoid
There are few jobs in music that allow you to completely avoid talking to people, but there are some options that require an almost constant ability to be bubbly and outgoing, so let's start with those so you can cross them off your list. The worst music career for introverts is probably radio promotion. This job involves meeting with and calling music and program directors and radio stations all over the country to convince them to play the songs you are currently working with. In a way, it is essentially a music industry sales job, trying to convince radio stations that your product is the best and they should invest in it by taking the risk to play it. Similarly, booking agents, publishers, and managers both spend a lot of time on the phone or in meetings. A job in PR is also not a great idea for someone who is shy because the job entails being the public voice for a musician or company.

Jobs to Consider

  • Some areas of marketing
    • Marketers generally work in offices so there are still meetings to be held and phone calls to be made, but these days a lot of marketing is done online and that might make it easier for someone who isn't interested in interacting with a lot of new people on a daily basis. 
  • Finance or Accounting 
    • Both of these traditional business roles are essential in the music business as well and tend to be more numbers focused and a bit less social than your average music job
  • Law
    • Some areas of the law do require a lot of social interactions with clients, but you could also spend your time drafting and reviewing contracts or even focused on the intellectual side of copyright law
  • Sound
    • Jobs like mixing or mastering actually require very little face-to-face work with other people and you could really spend much of your time working alone in a studio. There is a range of options here that includes varying degrees of social interaction, but overall it is generally less social and involves more on-one-on interaction than most roles on the business side (which tend to involve working with many people). In fact, some people who work in studios say they could gladly and easily go days without talking to anyone outside of the studio itself. 
  • Creative Jobs
    • Jobs like a session musician, graphic or web designer, or songwriter do require you to work with clients, but they also provide the ability to work for yourself as a freelance artist from the comfort of your own home. 
Moving Forward
Regardless of what job you choose, you will still have to interact with people and learn how to build your network. But, that doesn't mean you need to force yourself to do things that make you uncomfortable. It may mean your path is a bit more difficult if you're not the kind of bubbly person everyone falls in love with immediately, but it doesn't mean they can't fall in love with your intelligence, hard work, creativity, or any number of other positive qualities. Don't force yourself to be outgoing, but do work on trying to be more confident by challenging yourself to learn and experience new things. 




November 06, 2012

Vote for a #MusicIntern Chat Day

In honor of election day, it seemed like a good time to have a vote about bringing back #MusicIntern chat. So, let us know what you think and be sure to vote at your local polls for the national election!

We took a break for summer (and then some), but it seems like it's about time to get #MusicIntern chat back up and running on Twitter. If you're unfamiliar, we spend about an hour at night once a week each week talking on Twitter with other music students, interns, and professionals about the issues and concerns you might have as someone trying to get started in music. We can (and often do) talk about anything you'd like and it's a great place to ask questions and get opinions from the other chatters. We've helped people pick out what to wear to a work holiday party, discussed our favorite musicians, talked about GRAMMYs, and talked about current events and issues. We'd love to have you join us and talk about what's on your mind. Just cast your vote here to let us know what day is best for you! 

What day should #musicintern chat take place?







  
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How a FAB Sheet Can Help in an Interview

This is a guest post from Leah Beutler . Leah is a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater majoring in Spanish and Marketing. She's interned with the radio affiliate ESPN/ESPN Deportes station in Wilwaukee and recently with the collegiate basketball team Madison Mallards. She enjoys social media, cooking, fitness, working out, and spending time with her cat, Pumbaa. Connect with Leah on LinkedIn and send her your FAB Sheet. 

Hello everyone. I am here to tell you a little about creating a personal FAB sheet to set yourself

apart from the competition in an interview. You may be asking “What the heck is a FAB sheet?”

What is a FAB sheet?

I first learned about FAB sheets in my principles of selling class. It is used by sales people as

a tangible item that clearly lays out the features (F) of their product, the advantages (A) of their

product over the competition, and the benefits (B) that their product will provide the client. Each

section of the FAB sheet (the F, A, and B) has two to three bullet points with the most important

and compelling information.

What would be the purpose of creating one?

I thought to myself, an interview is very similar to a sales call. You, the ‘sales person’ are

convincing your ‘client’, the employer, that you should be hired over your competition. In order

to prove you are the best option, your ‘client’ is going to want some facts as to why you are the

best and they are going to have to remember you. Bringing a FAB sheet that is tailored to the

position for which you are applying will compliment your resume and help you stand out from

the competition. It will also lay out why your ‘client’ should choose you for the position over

someone else.

What does a FAB sheet look like and how long does it have to be?


Be Heard, Vote

Historically, young people have the lowest voter turnout rate among the entire population. Today, let's change that. Regardless of who you support, make sure you go vote. And bring a friend.

If you need information about your polling place, polling hours, voting in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, or who is on your local ballot, check out this great tool from Google. You can also text the word "WHERE" to 788683 to get your polling information. If you're still feeling unsure about who to vote for, check out the quiz at www.isidewith.com, it helps you determine which candidates (including those that aren't in the two major parties) you side with most and on which issues.

November 05, 2012

Marketing/Assistant Job Opportunity with Dotted Music


Dotted Music is a music industry blog that offers tools for music marketing, ebooks, management tips, industry news, interviews, promotional showcases, and more. We've shared some of their great articles and ebooks with you on Twitter in the past.  This international site is looking for an Assistant who can work remotely to join their growing team. Keep reading to learn more and find out how to apply. 


Description:
The Assistant's tasks include providing administrative support to the company's management, doing research, communicating via email and phone, collecting data, booking meetings, creating monthly performance reports, etc. This is not a very highly paid job at this stage, so a candidate must be passionate about music and have a strong desire to be involved in the music business in the first place.

Location:
This is a remote position. You can work from any part of the world; from your home, library, or Starbucks - we don't care until you get the tasks done and meet the listed requirements (we do insist on regular video calls to establish a personal connection though). 

Requirements:
• Must be detail oriented, punctual, able to multi-task
• Fluent English (being a native speaker is preferred, but not required)
• Excellent communication skills
• Great writing, spelling and typing skills
• Strong computer and MS Office knowledge
• Knowledge of music business
• Internet and social networks savvy
• Must be available online during the working day (which is set individually)
• Ability to respond to issues promptly
• Strong organizational and time management skills, experience in a telecommuting work is highly preferred
• Desire to work in the music industry, on awesome projects, with incredible people ;)


To Apply:
Apply directly on their job board here and tell them Intern Like a Rockstar sent you. 


How to Write Your First Resume

So you have little to no work experience but you want a part time job, a scholarship, admission to college, or an internship. The first thing you'll probably need is a resume, but getting started on your very first (or even 50th) resume can be pretty intimidating. So let's make it easy and go step-by-step to help you build it. First, you'll need a place to write (paper, tablet, phone), something to write with, and anything you might need (computer files, Facebook account, Mom's photo album or scrapbook, collection of trophies in your bedroom) to help you remember anything interesting you've done over the past few years.

November 03, 2012

Marketing and Publicity Internship Opportunity with Groove Control

Groove Control, a small but successful Independent Record Label/Publishing Co. seeks Marketing and Publicity Associate. 



Description: 
We are looking for a self-motivated, energetic, outgoing, and creative individual to grow with ourcompany. 

Responsibilities include: 

  • Marketing and promoting new releases to music blogs, music websites, social networks and onlinemusic services. 
  • Promoting new releases to college radio, internet radio, and music supervisors. 
  • Marketing and promoting new releases to artist fanbases and to the general public. 
  • Sending out marketing and promotional materials to press and retailers. 
  • Contributing articles and information for company websites and blogs. 
  • Contributing to brainstorming sessions. 

Location: 
Philadelphia,PA 

Requirements: 

  • Must be able to follow directions. 
  • Must be able to work well on your own as well as with a group. 
  • Must be knowledgeable of all current social media trends and sites such as Twitter, Facebook,Tumblr, YouTube etc. 
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Must enjoy interacting with people and networking to make new contacts. 
  • Previous music industry or related marketing experience is beneficial. 

To Apply: 
Please send resume, and cover letter to music@gcdigi.com, answering only three (3) of the following questions in your coverletter. 
1. Name three of your favorite places to discover new music. 
2. Name the last three music videos that you watched. 
3. Name the last three live music shows that you attended. 
4. Name the last three albums that you downloaded. 
5. Name your three favorite bands/artists of all time. 
6. Name the three social networks that you are the most active on.

November 02, 2012

Hurricane Sandy: How You Can Help

Rarely in life am I short on words. Honestly, I tend to have the opposite problem. But for once, I am simply at a loss. How do you react to this kind of mass devastation especially when nearly everyone you know seems to be directly affected in ways ranging from losing power to losing everything. I don't believe there are words capable of expressing such overwhelming shock, grief, and empathy for the people and places you know and love. Even a few of our writers have had their lives seriously impacted by Sandy's wrath. So, I won't even try to do justice to a storm that has had such a profound effect on millions, because the only things I have found to be suitable so far are either tears or action. 

I cannot stand sitting by watching the news and feeling helpless. So, I decided it was far more worthwhile to use my words to tell you how you can help by volunteering or donating money and/or supplies. I'm sure if you're a student or intern, your bank account is in need too, but please consider doing or giving what you can, even if it's just a few dollars or some old clothes. Countless people have lost their homes, their possessions,  their pets, family members, and even their livelihood.


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Local Help
If you are in the area affected by Sandy, you can find local shelters in need of supplies and maybe even volunteers. NJ.com has compiled a list of shelters, phone charging stations, shelters, and other resources throughout the state, you can find it here. The New York Red Cross has information here on ways to help as well.

Salvation Army

This well-known charity organization provides meals, shelter, and other supplies. Text STORM to 80888 to donate $10.  Or donate on their website.

Red Cross

The Red Cross provides shelter, food, toiletries, medical help, clothing, and other much needed supplies. Text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 or donate online. You can also donate blood to help. 

Community Foodbank of New Jersey

Obviously, many people in the hardest hit area, many of which are in New Jersey, are in need of food. This organization works with the Office of Emergency Management and other nonprofits to coordinate efforts and reach those who need help. Donate online or donate $10 by texting FEEDNJ to 80888. 

MusiCares
MusiCares is a great charity, associated with The GRAMMY Foundation, that works to help musicians in need. Recently, they set up a specific relief fund for Hurricane Sandy. It will help music musicians with shelter, utilities, food, transportation, medical costs, clothing, instrument and equipment replacement, relocation and home repairs, and more. It looks as though the new fund is still in the process of being launched, however you can make a general donation to the organization online here.

New York Cares
A local volunteer group that works with many nonprofits in the are and is recruiting volunteers to help with recovery. Donate or sign up to volunteer on their site

Humane Society of the United States

Fortunately, most area shelters accepted pets, however not everyone who had to leave  or who lost their homes had the opportunity to bring their pets. The Humane Society Rescue Team is working to rescue pets in the area.  Donate online here

American Humane Association

Similarly, this organization is working to help animals that need rescue or shelter because of the storm. Text  HUMANE to 80888 to donate $10 or donate online here

Americares

Provides medicine, emergency kits, clean-up kits, and other supplies. Donate here

You can use Charity Navigator to verify and find information about most organizations you might consider donating to in order to ensure the organization is legitimate and not just a scam. 




October 12, 2012

Internship Opportunity at Rock Ridge Music

Rock Ridge Music is an independent record label, artist management company and music marketing firm. Some of our current and previous clients include Sister Hazel, Reel Big Fish, Daughtry, Blackberry Smoke, Benjy Davis Project, Tony Lucca, Bernie Williams and Psychostick. Rock Ridge Music is seeking music business interns to work in their Newark, NJ offices.

Duties include but not limited to:

  • Working directly with RRM staff and artists
  • Internet promotion and research
  • Tour promotion and marketing outreach
  • Basic clerical work
  • Product mailings
Interns will get to learn various aspects of the entertainment industry. 

Location: 
Newark, NJ (Must be a commutable distance, within an hour)

Requirements:

  • Must be able to work at least 12 hours a week
  • Must be computer savvy, know how to get around online and be familiar with social networking sites
  • Must have a passion for music and pop culture in general
  • Must be willing to work hard, ask questions and challenge yourself
To Apply:
Send your resume to Cynthia@rockridgemusic.com





October 04, 2012

Protect Your Hearing

I was waiting for a train yesterday and a was treated (not really) to a performance of "I'm Sexy and I Know It" from the headphones of the girl standing next to me. The song is fun, but not only does my ability to hear it defeat the purpose of headphones, it's likely destroying this girl's hearing too. This is pretty common problem among our iPod generation; music has become a personable experience and we want to encapsulate ourselves in it to experience every ounce of its energy and passion, so we turn it up (ironically for all the world to hear). That's great that you love your music, but if you want the ability to complain about the music of "kids these days" ( not to mention work in music since thats generally the goal around here) in 20 years, you need to turn it down and take some precautionary measures. Music might be great but what's the point if you destroy your ability to hear it in the process? Here's some tips on making sure you don't:


Find A Doctor
There are medical professionals who specialize in hearing and hearing loss and can help you gauge how your hearing is currently and get professional tips for keeping it in tact. Those who specialize in hearing may be listed as audiologists but you can also find one through an Ear, Nose and Throat doctor (ENT)- also known as an otolaryngologist. These medical professionals can be an important source of information for protecting and monitoring your most valuable asset as a musician.

Headphone Volume
Keep the volume of your iPod, laptop, or whatever else you're listening to at about half of its maximum volume. If you're not sure if it's too loud, take your headphones out and see how well you can still hear the music. The key here is that you shouldn't still hear it.

TV Volume
If you're like me, you've already been to about 142 too many loud concerts and have noticed some signs that your hearing may have taken a toll. If your friends and family constantly tell you the TV is turned up too loudly, listen to them. Just because you can finally hear it doesn't mean it isn't actually causing more damage.

Earplugs
Get some. And use them. Sure, it may not be cool, but it's cooler than yelling "what?" every time someone asks you a question. Make use of earplugs anytime you're around loud noises for an extended period such as a concert, bar, fireworks, etc. I know you're saying yea right and probably aren't going to do it but you're better off looking a bit odd now than regretting it later.

Be A Loser
Yes, I know these tips are getting increasingly pathetic as far as your coolness goes but let's focus again on the fact that you may already have noticed times where it's a bit more difficult for you to hear things that others have no problems with (and if you're not there yet, you probably will be soon if you don't take action). Don't be afraid to be the weirdo who covers their ears like a little kid when there's a fire alarm at school or an ambulance passing by as you walk down the street. Don't be afraid to actually wear those earplugs. Don't be afraid to actually turn down your headphones. It may not seem great now but I promise your future self will thank you when you can still work in and hear music 20+ years from now.

October 02, 2012

Let's Talk Politics

If you live in the United States, you're probably (I hope!) aware that a very important election is just around the corner. In just about a month, US citizens will be voting to either extend the office of the incumbent, President Barack Obama for another term or to welcome former Massachusetts governor,Mitt Romney, as our 45th president. As the election heats up, so do the conversations surrounding them and you're likely to hear people talking about it everywhere: at restaurants, on Twitter, and even at work.

Social Media: Why Should You Care What You Post?

Social media is an amazing tool for building a brand, networking, and establishing a solid reputation. These days it's practically an extension of your "real" life. After all, it's not official until it's on Facebook, right? But everyone (including me) tells you to be careful what you post and that employers, college admissions officers, and professional contacts can and will find the information you share. But, why the heck should you care? You say, "I want to work in an industry that's incredibly laid back and liberal. They're not gonna care about the photos I post from that great party, or the political statements I make, or the curses in my tweets. Heck, they'll probably embrace it, right?"

Wrong. That may be shocking, but there's a reason even the most open-minded company will still judge you for what you post online and it may not be what you're thinking.

September 27, 2012

Little Things Other Engineers Notice: How to Stand Out

Any schlub with a few bucks can throw on a fancy suit . . . and look like a schlub trapped in a fancy suit. (Here in the state capital of Albany, you can't spit without hitting a political hanger-on in a baggy blue suit.) But a man who chooses tasteful, well-fitted clothing will stand out, even if others may not consciously realize why. Something just clicks.

The same is true of stagecraft, which, though it sounds like some sort of magic art, is actually just a generic term for the technical aspects of live entertainment. There are many hard-charging 'road dog' audio techs who mix loud, brag louder, and leave the stage looking worse than the lead singer's hotel suite.

September 25, 2012

#Vote: Why You Should and How to Register

The US National Elections are quickly approaching and countless young people will be able to vote for the first time. The issues at stake in this election, whether it's unemployment, education, health care, or the issue that matters most to you, directly affect our generation and our daily lives.
According to Rock The Vote, we represent the largest (44 million eligible to vote) and most diverse generation in the history of the country.  Imagine the impact we could have if we all make our voices heard this November. Make sure you register.

Here's what you need to know to get registered and be heard:

  • Are you already registered? Double check with  Can I Vote? 
  • Have questions about voting as a student (such as whether or not you can register to vote where you go to school instead of where you are from)? Get them answered here. 
  • If your state doesn't allow online registration, you can complete an online form, have the completed form sent to you, and then just sign it and turn it in. Register via Rock the Vote.  

You have the right to have a voice and a say in the USA's future, in your future. Don't miss the opportunity.


September 12, 2012

Recovering From a Mistake: Don't Be Bitter

Fact: You are going to screw up something at some point in the near future. It's unavoidable, but it isn't exactly something to fret about either. No one is perfect and everyone makes mistakes. The good news is that very rarely are these mistakes something that will make or break your future or even drastically alter someone's opinion of you. The bad news is that the way you react to and handle those mistakes may actually be much more important than you think.

Scenario: You're working as an intern and your boss sends you on an errand to buy some more soap for the office bathrooms. You're not very happy about this because this isn't what you signed up for and you're thinking you deserve some better opportunities. You go to a local store, purchase the soap as requested, and return to the office to deliver it to your boss. One little problem: you forgot to get a receipt as your boss requested, he is somewhat mad, and asks you how he is supposed to properly expense this purchase when you can't even remember to get a receipt.

Do you...?

September 11, 2012

Internship Opportunity With 94.5 WPST


94.5 WPST is looking for fall interns to help in the Promotions and Productions departments at the station. WPST is a CHR station broadcasting throughout the Trenton, Philadelphia, and New Jersey areas. This geography puts the station in a unique position to reach a wide audience ranging from New York City to the Jersey Shore and has helped it build a long history of success. In 2008, WPST was voted in to radio industry trade FMQB's Hall of Fame as one of the Top 5 Secondary CHR Station's of All Time. Their current playlist includes artists like Taylor Swift, Pink, Usher, Maroon 5, Ellie Goulding, Neon Trees, David Guetta, Katy Perry, Pitbull, and Train.

Requirements:
  • Able to receive college credit 
Description:
  • Takes place from now until mid-December
  • Two days a week in the office and every other weekend helping out with station events
  • Interns will work with the Promotions and Production departments at WPST
Location:
Princeton, NJ

To Apply:
Send your resume and cover letter to Tony Henry at thenry@wpst.com

Status Update: Outage Due to GoDaddy and Blogger

Hey everyone,

As you probably know today, GoDaddy- which is the registrar for this domain- experienced an outage today. In an effort to keep the blog accessible to those of you who might be looking for information or working on an application, I decided to temporarily make the site available through the blogger domain, www.internlikearockstar.blogspot.com. Unfortunately, it turns out that Blogger has also been experience outages and when GoDaddy recovered and I tried to use InternLikeARockstar.com again, we became stuck in that outage and with another 404 Error screen.

I apologize for any inconvenience and I share your frustrations because this site exists to help you and I know that it cannot do that if you can't actually access it. I've worked out a temporary solution for now, but unfortunately it means the site is loading slowly and, confusingly, always says InternLikeARockstar.com in the address bar regardless of what page you are actually on. Again, I apologize for any inconvenience or confusion. I have contacted Blogger and will stay on top of this until it is fully resolved. In the mean time, please let me know if there's anything else I can do to help you. You can always reach me via email (then again, maybe saying that might cause our email to go down...fingers crossed!) at Katie@InternLikeARockstar.com. Assuming things are still functioning tomorrow, we will have two new posts for you- an informational one and a new internship. Thanks so much!

Katie

PS. Also, feel free to leave any suggestions for other blogging platforms in case this isn't resolved quickly and we decide to move the site.

September 07, 2012

SiriusXM is Looking for Fall Interns Now

SiriusXM's Fall internship program starts in less than one week, but they are still recruiting for open positions in Broadcasting, Sales and Marketing, Finance and Accounting and more! Apply today for this great opportunity!
Sirius XM Radio Inc. is America's satellite radio company. SiriusXM broadcasts more than 135 channels of commercial free music, premier sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic and weather to more than 20 million subscribers. We are one of the world's largest pure-play audio entertainment company and we are among the largest subscription media companies in the United States. SiriusXM broadcasts to subscribers everywhere they want to listen in cars, on boats, in the home or office, and through a wide range of mobile devices. SiriusXM offers an impressive array of content that spans virtually all genres and interests, including Howard Stern, Martha Stewart, Oprah Winfrey, Rosie O'Donnell, Jamie Foxx, Barbara Walters, Opie & Anthony, Bob Edwards, Chris "Mad Dog" Russo, Jimmy Buffett, The Grateful Dead, Willie Nelson, and Bob Dylan, among others. SiriusXM is the leader in sports programming as the Official Satellite Radio Partner of the NFL, Major League Baseball, NASCAR, NBA, NHL, and PGA Tour and offers major college sports.

Internships Are Currently Available In:
Social Media Marketing
Corporate Finance
Classical Music Programming
Sports Programming
and more, continue reading to learn how to more and find out how to apply

September 06, 2012

Rules for Social Media: Keep it Professional or Keep it Private

Social media can be your best friend of worst enemy when it comes to starting your career, getting your big break, getting into college, or getting a job or internship. To save you from missing out on an opportunity because of something you posted online, we're creating a set of social media "rules" - things you should and shouldn't do to build a positive impression online. Let's start with the most important one:

Keep It Professional or Keep it Private

September 05, 2012

Internship With JoneZen and NXT Level Entertainment


JoneZen (Chris Jones) got his start in the popular hip-hop group Outta Control. He has worked in the music industry for over 10 years and played over 400 shows on the West Coast while balancing several different projects including Outta Control, Straight Jackitt, Sub-Stance, Natural Union, and a solo career. 



JoneZen has toured and recorded platinum artits, American Idol singers and underground hip-hop legends as well as had his songs used in television and film. After seven years of touring and underground success, he found himself in rehab from alcohol abuse. It was then that he pulled himself up, brought recording gear with him, and created two albums and his single "Buried By Six." That song led to a record deal with Famous Records, proving that hard work, persistence, and dedication really can pay off. 



To Apply:
Contact Chris Jones

 Location:
Los Angeles, CA or Virtual 

Job Description:
JoneZen is looking for interns who can help with press, publicity, radio promotion, and touring. Interns will work directly with the artist and management company to obtain reviews, book tours, and secure airplay. They will be provided with contact information and press kits and will be expected to send out press information, make cold calls,  and keep detailed records of their work. 


Requirements:
Potential candidates must be motivated, have a love for music, and an interest in a career in PR, marketing, advertising, or music business. 


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