October 27, 2015

Internship Opportunities with Symphonic in Florida

 
If you’re creative, love music, have a deep interest for business, are a social media butterfly and love to think outside the box, we’re looking for you! Symphonic Distribution, one of the fastest growing independent music distribution companies, is looking for passionate interns!
Get hands-on experience in the exciting and ever-evolving world of digital music. Interns should arrive each day with a positive attitude, the zeal to learn and willingness to take initiative. Most importantly, each of our interns must possess a veritable love for music and a hunger for success. Experience and knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Outlook and Excel, is a must.

Location
Wesley Chapel, FL

Operations
The Operations Support intern will be responsible for assisting with digital management of artist and label clients, special data projects and quality control. The intern will work with Symphonic’s Sales and Support Manager on SoundCloud whitelisting, reviewing and adding information to Zendesk, and providing SMS user experience feedback. Candidate must be familiar with various audio formatting and have basic knowledge of Windows files and Microsoft Office applications.

Marketing & Social Media 
Symphonic is looking for someone to assist the marketing team in ensuring our brand is positively and accurately represented to existing and prospective clients. Responsibilities of the Marketing and Social Media intern include writing content for the company blog, practicing SEO, assisting with newsletters and features, researching industry trends and more. Intern will also help manage social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and will utilize tools such as Sprout Social and Edgar. Applicants must be highly organized and able to pay close attention to detail, have basic copywriting skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Passion for independent music is a major plus.

April 28, 2015

Festival Internship with The Elvis Festival


The producers a series of music festivals and concerts celebrating the life and legacy of Elvis Presley are looking for a festival intern. 

Requirements:
This is an unpaid internship but expenses will be covered. Intern must be able to travel and be away for a week at a time. 
Must be able to lift in excess of 50 lbs and be able to stand for long period. Festival work days often exceed 12 hours.

We are a close group who work long hours together but also have a great time seeing different parts of the country, getting to know the performers and consider our fans part of the "Elvis family." 

To Apply:
See www.ElvisFestival.com for more information on the festival. 
Email Jason@SherryManagement.com

March 20, 2015

How to Network As an Intern

I have a secret for you: Most people are willing to help students and interns. In fact, interning is a perfect excuse to meet with and learn from as many people in an organization as possible because people will generally be willing to sit down with you, discuss their role and how they got it, and give you advice on reaching your own goals. But, I have another secret for you that may not make you quite as happy: No one is going to make this happen for you (unless you have a really incredible manager, in which case go thank that person immediately).

Photo by Andrew Hitchcock (CC by SA 2.0)
See, if you want to meet with people in the organization where you are interning, you have the perfect excuse to make it happen, but you can't expect anyone to make those introductions or set up those meetings (unless you want a meeting with someone who has an assistant that handles their schedule, but that's not exactly the point here). You have to be bold and do it yourself. Go out of your way to talk to the company's employees, introduce yourself, and ask if you can sit down to talk sometime. People are busy, yes, but if you're polite and respect their time, most people will be willing to make room to answer your questions. Here's how to make the most of your internship:

March 19, 2015

Intern FAQ: Should My Resume Have an Objective?

Most career websites and advisors will tell you to put  an "objective" -- a statement explaining what your goal is -- on your resume but is that really necessary?

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Not only is it unnecessary, it's a waste of space and you should take if off your resume immediately.

Your goal is to get the job that you're applying for and if you've applied for that job so there's no reason to say it. Everything that takes up valuable space on your resume should serve the purpose of convincing the hiring manager that you are right for the position and nothing else. In fact, an objective that isn't perfectly on point with the open position is more likely to hurt your chances because it shows you don't actually understand the job.

What about a summary? In theory, the summary is an improvement over an objective since the focus is to succinctly explain your qualifications but that's pretty ludicrous when your resume should only be one page. Your resume should already be short, focused, and easy to understand, so a summary is still a useless waste of space.

So, forget the objective -- and the summary-- and spend the space on your resume showing the best of your qualifications. That's exactly how you will manage to achieve your objective anyway.

March 18, 2015

Free and Discounted Access to NAB Show

NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) Show is the largest electronic media trade show in the world and it's taking place April 11 -16 in Las Vegas. It focuses on professionals with a passion for bringing content to life on any platform. This year, it includes a keynote speech by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, a panel about The Walking Dead and a discussion with a cinematographer from American Sniper and much more. 



The show hosts many networking events, educational sessions, and even a career fair. So, if you're interested in radio, film, digital media, mobile technology and entertainment, television, audio, etc. there's something for you and we have free and discounted access exclusively for our readers.

Use the following code for a free exhibits-only pass: GA02
Use the following code for $100 Off a Smart or conference Flex Pass: GA07



February 26, 2015

Internship with Roulette in New York City

Roulette Intermedium, New York’s premier space for the promotion and presentation of contemporary experimental performing arts, seeks interns to support the organization’s administrative offices and busy concert schedule. Roulette offers hands-on internships for college students and recent graduates, providing working knowledge of a non-profit music venue with access to some of the world’s most exciting contemporary artists. 

Roulette operates with a small staff and our interns will interact with all departments on a regular basis. Responsibilities will range from event production to press and public relations to administrative tasks (visit roulette.org/internships). Intern candidates must possess a strong command of the English language, excellent communication and writing skills, as well the ability to work and function in a dynamic and creative environment.

Interns work a minimum of two days per week for a full trimester on a voluntary basis. In addition, interns may be asked to assist staff with evening and weekend programs, special events and other Roulette projects. The internship may be used to fulfill academic credits or requirements. Sorry, Roulette is unable to provide intern candidates with visas or stipends.

Applications for the Summer 2015 are due by May 1, 2015. For more information about Roulette and our Department offerings please visit www.roulette.org

February 09, 2015

Social Media and Community Management Internship at Creative Spotlights

To the new and experienced artist alike, the arts + entertainment industry can seem impenetrable and at times impossible to navigate.The life of the artist demands supreme confidence, the right network, ideal branding, the right marketing plan and key knowledge from mentors in order to succeed.

Creative Spotlights is here to help you create your own path through the labyrinth that is the entertainment business. How do we do this? We provide the following services with coaching and a marketing plan to fully support your creative career.

We are seeking a social media intern who wants to work with a creative startup from the ground up. You will be helping create content calendars, creative copy, posting on social media, and helping us gain alot more awareness. 

Requirements
  • Located in New York City, Miami, Los Angeles preferred or any other mega city where arts and entertainment is huge!
  • Junior or Senior college student, college graduate or 3+ year’s experience in their field of choice.
  • College credit preferred, will provide official internship paperwork to advisor
  • Amazing communication, available for weekly group meetings with other interns and responsive to Intern Manager on a consistent, regular basis.
  • Possesses skills in writing, presentation, interpersonal relations, and customer management
  • Performs well in environment that values creativity, flexibility, and variety 
  • Exhibits personal qualities, such as open-mindedness, enthusiasm, and adaptability
  • Prefers challenges, fast pace, new ideas, future focus, and unstructured environment
  • Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Hootsuite
Responsibilities
  • Utilizes social media to engage with a community of fans/followers online
  • Coordinates online marketing and advertising campaigns
  • Collaborates with internal departments on projects and assignments
  • Demonstrates interest in social media and how media and communication strategies can continuously engage the online community
Benefits
  • Potential referrals towards intern for paid opportunities (for example graphic design gigs)
  • Promotion of intern’s contributions through social network (to build reputation and network)
  • Stipend for quality work and efforts (payment upon completion of goals/tasks)
  • Promotion to paid freelance status (upon 3-6 months of consistent efforts and support)
  • Ideally paid employment as part of the Creative Spotlights Team including title of a specific
  • department (Director of Marketing, Social Media Manager etc.) with interns under them
  • Full recommendation letter by Creative Spotlights and/or Vida Linda Coaching to ensure other employment
  • Reference on Linkedin.com
  • Complimentary coaching with Vida Linda Coaching
  • Invitations to local art and entertainment events in NYC and Miami
  • 20% commission to be paid via paypal from Emily Correa (between $50-$110) to Intern for all referrals who enroll in her 6-week Creativity Spark Program
  • 10% commission to be paid by Creative Spotlights per sale of the upcoming ebook ”In the Spotlight: Over 100 Voices in Music” by becoming an affiliate and promoting book online 
To Apply
  • Provide links to 1-3 social networking profiles to demonstrate interest and knowledge 
  • Complete the application here

February 08, 2015

Remote Talent Scout Internship at Creative Spotlights



To the new and experienced artist alike, the arts + entertainment industry can seem impenetrable and at times impossible to navigate. The life of the artist demands supreme confidence, the right network, ideal branding, the right marketing plan and key knowledge from mentors in order to succeed. 

Creative Spotlights is here to help you create your own path through the labyrinth that is the entertainment business. How do we do this? We provide the following services with coaching and a marketing plan to fully support your creative career. 

We are seeking a social media intern who wants to work with a creative startup from the ground up. You will be helping create content calendars, creative copy, posting on social media, and helping us gain alot more awareness. 

You will be finding talent to promote their products and services through our new e-commerce platform. Must be familiar with music social networks such as Reverbnation, Spotify, Pandora, Youtube and more. You will be reaching out to them and pitching them about our company and the benefits of promoting themselves through our platform. We are looking for those with a great ear for talent, someone who`s dream it is to work in A&R.

Requirements
  • Facebook, Email, Google Docs
  • Pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Marketing 
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication and customer service skills. 
  • Possess creativity, flexibility, variety, and growth potential. 
  • Should be open-minded, a fast learner, enthusiastic, and adaptable. 
  • Amazing communication, available for weekly group meetings with other interns and responsive to Intern Manager on a consistent, regular basis.
  • College credit preferred, will provide official internship paperwork to advisor.
  • Junior or Senior college student, college graduate or 3+ year’s experience in their field of choice. 
  • Located in New York City, Miami, Los Angeles preferred or any other mega city where arts and entertainment is huge! 
    Benefits

    ● Potential referrals towards intern for paid opportunities (for example graphic design gigs) 
    ● Promotion of intern’s contributions through social network (to build reputation and network) 
    ● Stipend for quality work and efforts (payment upon completion of goals/tasks) 
    ● Promotion to paid freelance status (upon 3-6 months of consistent efforts and support) 
    ● Ideally paid employment as part of the Creative Spotlights Team including title of a specific department (Director of Marketing, Social Media Manager etc.) with interns under them 

    ● Full recommendation letter by Creative Spotlights and/or Vida Linda Coaching to ensure other employment 
    ● Reference on Linkedin.com 
    ● Complimentary coaching with Vida Linda Coaching 
    ● Invitations to local art and entertainment events in NYC and Miami 
    ● 20% commission to be paid via paypal from Emily Correa (between $50-$110) to Intern for all referrals who enroll in her 6-week Creativity Spark Program 
    ● 10% commission to be paid by Creative Spotlights per sale of the upcoming ebook ”In the Spotlight: Over 100 Voices in Music” by becoming an affiliate and promoting book online 


    To Apply
    Click here to complete the application

    January 05, 2015

    PR Skills: How to Write a Musician Biography

    One of the key things you need to promote a musician is a biography. So, it's an important skill whether you intend to be in a band or work with one behind the scenes. A one page biography fills the role a cover letter might in a more traditional career and quickly provides context and information about a musician's sound, career, influences, and accomplishments. Talent buyers, radio station music directors, and everyone in between will use it to quickly understand who the artist is, so it needs to convey a clear, concise, and impressive message.

    Writing Tools
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    So how do you do that in a couple of paragraphs? You need to start with two things: your goal and the answers to the classic question words.

    Goal
    The goal of a biography is to interest someone enough in your music and in the story and the music that they want to know more. What exactly knowing more means will vary depending on the reader,  but generally a good biography will help open doors to career opportunities like playing a show or getting an interview. So, despite the name, a bio isn't actually a true biography. It isn't about a life story and it only really contains the most cursory of biographical details -- usually things like the artist name, where they are from, and any particularly unique or defining stories from their life that have influenced their music or personal outlook. A bio is about telling a story and establishing the image of who the band is as an artist and it's not about where the band went to school or what their hobbies are -- unless those details are really interesting and relevant to the band's music or personal story. Instead, it's about telling the band's story and establishing their image.

    Question Words
    Who, what, where, when, and why. These questions from elementary school English class are a great starting point for any biography. Begin by writing down your answers to each of them and it will ensure that you provide a fully-developed and detailed picture of the band and help you pinpoint the most important parts of their story.

    Who
    Who is the artist -- both what is the name and what do they represent?
    Who have they toured with? Who, of note, have they written or recorded with? Who are their fans?

    What
    What kind of music do they play? -- describe it.
    What are they doing that is noteworthy right now - touring, releasing a record?
    What have people and critics said about their music?
    What inspires them?
    What are some of the most interesting stories and lyrics in their songs?
    What is the story behind their name?
    What makes them unique?

    Where
    Where are is the band touring?
    Where are they from?
    Where was the album recorded?

    When
    When is the album going to be released?
    When was it recorded?
    When did the band start?
    When does the tour start?

    Why
    Why does the artist play music?

    Next Steps
    Now that you've answered all of the important questions and, hopefully, started to figure out a clear picture. The final step is to put it all together and have someone else proofread it for you. The following guides can help you properly format it in a professional manner that will stand out for all of the right reasons:

    Creating an Effective Bio
    How To Write An Effective Artist Bio That Won’t Be Ignored
    How to Write a Killer Artist Bio
    Guide to Writing Effective Bios for Musicians and other Performing Artists
    How to Write an Artist Bio That Won't Get Ignored


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