August 29, 2012

Fall Internship With CyberPR- Apply Now!

CyberPR is looking for 3 interns for the Fall term. Email them today to apply for this great opportunity!

Cyber PR® is a digital music PR firm providing publicity & Internet promotion campaigns for
artists, authors, and filmmakers. We understand what it takes for independent artist/entertainers
(in any genre) to get the recognition, attention, and sales needed to succeed in today’s rapidly
changing entertainment industry.

To succeed in any of these areas today, you have to show up where the action is: online — in
the brave new world of social media. We place all of our clients on blogs, podcasts, Internet
radio stations, social networking sites, online magazines, video sites, regional sites, online radio
and any other appropriate outlets. We also target relevant niche markets, exposing our clients to
entirely different groups of fans.

You will be an integral part of the Cyber PR® team, working with clients/artists to connect,
engage, promote, design and manage digital PR campaigns and handle Social Media
Management. Our interns will assist our team to develop and implement authentic and focused
content and increase engagement throughout all our clients’ digital platforms.

August 28, 2012

Intern FAQ: When Should I Apply For An Internship?

So you've decided it's time for you to start interning but you're feeling a bit overwhelmed at everything you have in front of you. Now you have to write a resume, figure out what to do with cover letters, find some clothes to wear to an interview, and actually apply, not to mention those classes and extracurriculars you're busy juggling. When exactly are you supposed to find the time to do all of this?

The idea of finding and securing an internship can be pretty daunting. So we're doing our best to help you out by exploring some internship frequently asked questions. Today, we're discussing when exactly you should start applying for an internship.

When Should I Apply For An Internship?
The first thing to do is figure out when exactly you plan on interning. Are you only available in the summer or can you fit in an internship in the spring or fall too? This will be the key and help you determine your timeline.

You should usually begin applying one season, or about three months before the time you intend to do an internship. So, if you want an internship in the summer, you should start the application process in the beginning of that year. Yes, there are places who will not look at your application until a month or so before the internship starts, but they will usually tell you this. Just be sure to find out when they do begin reviewing applicants and check back in with them then. Being early should only help you look driven and enthusiastic (as long as you are not too pushy while you wait to hear back).

However, starting the applications doesn't necessarily mean just getting started. Spend some time in advance building, writing, and refining you resume. Practice interview questions. Meet with your career or intern advisor if applicable. Draft a cover letter (keep in mind though you will need a different letter specific to each place you apply, but it's not a bad idea to have a starting point). Do some research into the places you want to apply and try to find out about their programs and contact information.

Applying for internships can be a daunting task, but if you plan ahead, apply early, and follow up in a polite and professional manner, it should help you manage your time, demonstrate your enthusiasm, and hopefully land your dream internship.

Internship Opportunity at The Recording Academy New York Chapter

If you're a regular reader of this site, you probably already know what The Recording Academy is because I'm a big fan of their work, their contributions to the music industry, and the opportunities they provide students through things like GRAMMY U and The GRAMMY Foundation. If you're not familar, The Recording Academy is best known to the general public for The GRAMMY Awards which they hold every year to recognize achievements in music. This membership organization really offers so much more though. It's a professional organization for the music indsutry and those who aspire to be a part of it with Chapters in New York, Atlanta, Chicago, the Pacific Northwest, Florida, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Memphis, Texas, Washington D.C. and Nashville. The Recording Academy, along with its sister organizations The GRAMMY Foundation, and MusicCares, advocate on behalf of musicians on Capitol Hill, hosts networking and educational events for its members, provides aid to musicians in need, and works to offer educational opportunities to students interested in music careers. The New York Chapter of The Recording Academy is currently looking for Fall interns and I encourage you to apply! This would be an especially great place for anyone to who is interested in events or is looking to interact with people from all aspects of the industry. Read on to find out more and how to apply.

August 18, 2012

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August 13, 2012

Intern FAQ: Am I Too Young To Intern?

When should you start interning? The short answer is: immediately. The more time you spend interning, the more experience and contacts you will gain and the better off you will be. I know that that are a lot of doubts and problems that can get in your way. So today we're addressing one of those frequently asked questions and concerns of someone who has never interned before and is thinking about getting started.

Am I Too Young To Intern?
Probably not. If you're at least a teenager, it's fairly likely you'll be able to find some company willing to let you intern or at least volunteer (in accordance with child labor and employment laws). Yes, it is true that many companies require interns to receive college credit in order to participate, but there are certainly exceptions and they aren't as hard to find as you might think.

If you can't find a major music company you still may be able to volunteer at a local show or festival, record label, or studio. You can also get involved in more creative ways by volunteering to help a local band or joining and online street team.

At the end of the day, music interns provide a company with free help and the reality is that there are companies, especially smaller ones who will not refuse that from someone who is passionate and willing to work hard.

August 10, 2012

Correction: GRAMMY Camp New York RSVP

The link originally published to RSVP to the GRAMMY Camp New York Launch Party this Sunday was incorrect. The original post has been updated but the correct form can be found at
 GRAMMY Camp Form

August 09, 2012

Come to the GRAMMY Camp New York Launch Party

If you're near New York, are free Sunday night, and don't make it a point to come to the GRAMMY Camp New York Launch Party, it's safe to say you will be missing out on an awe inspiring night. GRAMMY Camp, recently featured in the Wall Street Journal, is a week long experience for high school students to work with industry professionals, learn new skills, and get a taste for the ins and outs of the "real world" of the industry. The talented students study everything from songwriting to audio and video production and collaborate with students from with various professional interests to create multi-faceted projects.

The week will culminate with a Launch Party featuring presentations and performances of the songs, business plans, videos, and other projects they have created during the week. I have spent the week working with the camp and have had the opportunity to get to know the students, hear a bit about their ideas, and see them perform and I have truly been amazed by the level of talent, knowledge, and creativity. So, if you can make it to the Launch Party, I feel confident in saying you will be in for nothing short of an incredible night.



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Tishman Auditorium at The New School

66 West 12th St.

New York, NY 10011

Sunday, August 12th 2012

Doors: 6:30pm Show: 7:00pm

Free admission with RSVP

Seating is first-come first-serve

Festive Attire

August 07, 2012

What Is GRAMMY Camp?

Some amazing things are happening in Brooklyn this week. The Williamsburg area is increasingly known for its creative atmosphere, but this week it has been taken to another level by the talented students and staff of GRAMMY Camp. The camp is run by The GRAMMY Foundation and open, through an application and audition process, to high school students all over the country and offers the chance to study one of several music industry tracks with accomplished professionals.

Three camps were held this year. First up was Nashville followed by Los Angeles. This week, thirty-one campers are making their home at Converse Rubber Tracks Studio in New York. The students are studying Audio/Video Engineering, Instrumental or Vocal Performance, Electronic Music Production, Marketing and Management, or Songwriting.

The camp focuses on immersing the students in their concentrations by working with top professionals from each field as well as learning an overview of every area of the industry. In addition, the campers work in interdisciplinary groups to create some amazing projects, songs, business ideas, and performances. The camp includes panels, presentations, and performances from guest professionals.
The New York camp culminates in a Launch Party featuring performances and presentations of what the talented students have spent the week working on.

If this sounds like something you would love to be a part of, be sure to apply next year on GRAMMY In The Schools. The deadline is March 31, 2012.

August 06, 2012

Music Production: What Is Panning?

So you finished recording this great track in Logic or ProTools and you've got you bass, vocals, drums, a keyboard, and two guitars. The song came out exactly as you imagined and yet something still doesn't sound quite right. Alright, so my posts usually deal with business and general intern tips, but there are some things I know when it comes to recording / tech. While I can't listen to your track and tell you that the 300Hz range needs to be bumped up a bit (and to those of you that can I am in awe), but I can tell you that most stereo recordings will benefit from some panning.

Centered Pan-Pot
What the heck is that? Panning is what gives recorded sound a sense of space and direction. It is what you hear when you listen to your iPod and notice that the piano is on your right and the guitar is on your left. For example, try listening to Britney Spears's song "Stronger" around 2:10 and notice how the line "here I go" seems to change location throughout the bridge (don't judge, it's a great example).

Pan-pot panned left
An easy way to apply this is to think about watching an orchestra perform. Each section is seated in a particular spot and that is exactly how you would hear it if you sat directly in the center of the performance space- the higher instruments to your left and the lower to your right. You use panning to create this same experience, but in the digital space.

Pan-pot panned right
A pan-pot usually looks like a knob, but it can be a slider too. Something panned center means that the sound will be played equally in both the left and right ears and create the illusion that something is dead center. When something is panned completely to the left it will only sound on that side and the same applies to something panned completely right. A skilled mixer can use these options and the various degrees in between to to create panning settings that will balance each instrument, help the most important parts stand out, and really bring a track to life.

What are your tips for creating a well-panned mix? 

August 03, 2012

Internship Opportunity at Vision Entertainment

Vision Entertainment was formed in September, 2011 by Clay Neuman, co-founder of the APEX Music radio promotions firm and the APEX Nashville record label.  Vision is a full-service radio promotions firm and recording label, based in Nashville, Tennessee – rooted in the release and promotion of Texas Country and Red Dirt music to stations reporting to the Texas Music Chart and the Texas Regional Radio Report, but also possessing significant national outlets and progressive efforts to further brand independent music to a wider audience.

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