December 31, 2014

Top 10 Posts of 2014

Thanks for a fantastic year and for reading, sharing, emailing, chatting and everything else you did to support Intern Like a Rockstar this year. This site started off with the idea of sharing what I wish I'd known when I was trying to intern in the music industry and it's amazing to be able to help people fulfill their dreams. This year we took things offline with a panel at Drexel University and a talked on Skype with new friends at Algonquin College in Canada and had some incredible internship listings from all over the world from London to Los Angeles. Thanks so much for being so amazing and inspiring. Here's a look at the posts you made popular this year.
Happy New Year from Intern Like A Rockstar!
1) Do This Before You Contact Anyone in the Music Industry 
Before you reach out to anyone  you need to do your research and understand what the person you are contacting actually does. There's no better way to waste your time than to ask the wrong person for help.

Making it in the music industry as an artist often involves a lot of personal selling. There are however right and wrong ways to go about doing that. Here are 5 of the most common mistakes artists make when it comes to trying to get the attention of music industry executives.

Guest blogger and award-winning engineer Steven J Goldman of Four Legs Records gave us a step-by-step guide to the most basic EQ trick you need to make your music sound better. 

How do you find somewhere to stay on a budget (usually an unpaid kind of budget) in a major city where you don't currently live for a summer internship? Here's a list of resources that can help. 

Belmont Sophomore Music Business major Teresa Sapichino takes us through her schedule to show you what it's really like to balance classes, homework, internships, and extracurriculars as a music business student. 

In February, I hosted a panel on music internship success at Drexel University with some of our Philadelphia partners that have listed internships here. Most of these companies are always looking for good interns and one -- Turtle Studios -- offers in-studio training on recording. 

There aren't many ways for high school students to really get a true taste of what it's like to work in music, but you can at GRAMMY Camp. It's not too early to get your application started for 2015. 

the world of Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat, it may seem like email is outdates, that assumption though is, frankly, wrong and if you're not taking advantage of email for marketing, you should reconsider. This post explains why. 

9) This Is What The Colors You Wear Tell Your Interviewer
Career Builder asked over 2,000 hiring managers and HR representatives what colors are best for potential employers to wear to an interview and revealed what qualities employers associate with various colors, so now you can use a little color psychology to your advantage to help leave a good impression. 

10) 5 Things You Need to Do on Every Job Application 
Finding a job is tough, especially in this market. You may be surprised to know though that I've heard from a number of employers that sometimes it's the simplest of mistakes that lands someone's resume in the reject pile.

December 07, 2014

Spring Artist Management Internship in Los Angeles

Who we are: Constant Artists is a music management firm based in Los Angeles, currently providing worldwide management services for Spoon, Future Islands, Explosions in the Sky, Washed Out, Okkervil River, The Wrens, Black Joe Lewis, Divine Fits and Pickwick.

Who you are: Motivated, hard working, and eager, with a desire to learn and help out in a variety of ways. You must be detail oriented and ready to work from day one.

What you will be doing: The tasks at this internship span a wide range of areas, and you should come to expect the unexpected. You would be assisting the artist managers and office staff with anything and everything they need - internet research, social media maintenance, general office errands (mailings, faxes, etc), travel coordination, and more.

This is a great hands on experience for anyone interested in music management or the music industry.

Requirements: Must be a current student based in Los Angeles during the spring, and ideally be able to start in mid January. This internship is for 10-12hrs/week and for school credit-only.

How to apply: send a resume and cover letter explaining why you'd like to intern at Constant Artists to:

December 04, 2014

Digital Marketing Internship with Fame House in Philadelphia

Fame House's core competencies are a product of the evolving music industry, and we have not stopped there. Artists, Brands, Labels, Management Companies, Music-Tech Companies and Festivals increasingly require the assistance of marketing experts to leverage the best technologies to engage fans and experiment with new revenue opportunities.

Fame House is a wholly owned subsidiary of SFX Entertainment, the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused primarily on electronic music culture (‘‘EMC’’). SFX's mission is to enable EMC by providing fans with the best possible live experiences, music discovery and digital connectivity with our content and the broader EMC community.

The Digital Marketing intern is part of a team that covers diverse marketing initiatives like social media, direct-to-fan and email campaigns for various client accounts, which can include artists, record labels and festival brands. The Digital Marketing Associate reports to an Account Manager, who delegates tasks based on customized marketing plans that employ multiple channels to creatively push content releases, merchandise, events and tour dates.

-15 hours/ week minimum at our Philadelphia offices in Old City
-Ability to receive college credit
- Draft, proofread and schedule posts for client accounts across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+
- Help develop marketing and content plans for clients (then get to see them play out across the web)
- Attend brainstorm sessions with some of the music marketing industry's brightest minds for some of the music industry's greatest legends
- Data analysis and reporting

Knowledge & Skills Obtained
- Content development process: after this internship, you will know the entire journey of what it takes to craft and execute content for a client. From copywriting, to creative development to client approvals, you'll gain insight into the content journey.
- The unique relationship between data and content strategy: Data is the future of online marketing. At Fame House, we teach interns how to read data and then use those numbers to power content strategy and improve client performance.
- Social media management: You will learn how content is scheduled and monitored.
- E-commerce: A big part of Fame House is the extensive merchandising department. With this internship, you will develop skills that will help you not only create merchandising opportunities, but also develop marketing initiatives surrounding merchandise 

To Apply
Send your resume and cover letter to

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