June 18, 2014

Internship Opportunity with The Recording Academy - Philadelphia Chapter

The Philadelphia Chapter is looking for a Fall 2014 Chapter Intern and it could be you! We're looking for a student that is detail oriented, knowledgeable in social media, graphics, and of course the music industry!

Interns must be eligible to work up to 20 hours per week for the duration of the semester (approx. 12 weeks). Interns aide in administrative work as well as assisting at Chapter events on some nights and weekends. Projects will include helping with event coordination, research on prospective members, membership strategy, database management and general support. 

You will learn the ins and outs of working at a professional music organization as well as getting to know some of the amazingly talented artists, musicians, and producers in the local music community. 

Official Requirements

-Currently enrolled in a college/university.  One year of course work towards degree in related field is preferred.
-Letter from school stating that Intern will receive college credit for The Recording Academy internship.
-Display an interest in music and commitment to a career in the recording industry.
-Possess strong verbal, written and analytical skills.
-Exhibit proficient computer skills.
-Be a junior, senior or graduate student.

To apply: Please send your completed internship application tophiladelphia@grammy.com with "Fall Intern 2014" in the subject line.

June 05, 2014

Internship Opportunities with Bloomworld Music Artist Jackie Paladino

Seeking various intern positions for team Jackie Paladino, an up and coming soul-pop singer songwriter and Bloomworld Music Artist, managed by Hakim Bell. http://www.princehakim.com

Born in New York and raised in central New Jersey, Jackie Paladino is a 21-year-old singer-songwriter whose voice has been compared to the likes of Corinne Bailey Rae, Billie Holiday, and Adele. She was introduced to the piano at the age of six, and developed her understanding of storytelling and performance through off-Broadway theatre, dance competitions, and musical vocational school. It wasn’t until Jackie returned to her birth state to attend the music theatre program at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts that she discovered her true calling. “When everyone else was memorizing lines to songs and stories, I was writing my own stories through song, belting out the tunes of Etta James, Duffy, and Alicia Keys along the way.” Always an avid reader of poetry, she found herself delving deeply into the works of Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan, entranced by the precision and mystery of their word choice. As an artist, Ms. Paladino seeks to combine this sense of lyric perfectionism and her urgency to “mold the ugly into something beautiful” along with the power and soul of her favorite songstresses. She released her first two singles “You Gotta Be” and "You Should've Known" earlier this year and plans to release her debut EP shortly after. 

Positions include: 
  • Marketing/Promotion 
  • Social Media/PR
  • Booking 
  • Photography 
  • Makeup/Hair
  • Film 
  • Website Design/Graphic Design
Seeking go-getters with an interest in working for an up and coming major label artist. Must have a passion for music and by located in or near the NYC area. NYC downtown area preferred. 

Flexible hours, compensation negotiable. 

Please email jackiepaladinomusic@gmail.com with a resume and short cover letter as to why you would be a good fit for one of the above positions.


5 Mistakes Artists Make In Promoting Their Music

Making it in the music industry as an artist often involves a lot of selling of yourself and your music. 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 promoting their music and trying to get the attention of music industry executives.


1) Reaching out to the Wrong People
The easiest way to waste your time and annoy someone in one move is by targeting the wrong people in your promotional efforts. You need to have at least a cursory understanding of the music industry and understand who is responsible for what. Don't send an email to a manager asking if they will be your agent (bonus points if you know it's actually against the law for them to do that in some states). Don't write to a publisher asking for a manager. And don't expect a talent buyer to get your song on the radio. If you can't take your career seriously enough to do the research required to understand who you are writing to and what they do, then they won't take you seriously either. For example,  while my site is about the music industry, I don't actually write about or promote music. Still, I get a surprising number of emails from artists hoping I will feature them. It doesn't matter how great their music is, it's never going to happen and they are wasting their time. Don't make that same mistake.

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