Ep. 38: Giving Value Consistently with Simon Tam

http://musicbusinesshacks.com

Simon Tam is a musician of many ideas and very little sleep. He started his first record label at 13, became a band promoter in his teens, and has continued the entrepreneurial hustle ever since. His band The Slants, the world’s first Asian-American dance rock band, has toured and played to massive audiences.  Simon has published several successful books about the music business, and he also founded and hosts a highly-popular daily podcast, “Music Business Hacks: The Daily Habits of the Self-Made Musician.” During this episode Simon talks about his music journey, and how he crafted The Slants to be one of the most sought-after bands in the biz. Simon also shares the secrets of a self-made music thought leader, how to look for opportunities outside the usual platforms/venues, and giving value to people on a consistent basis.

Ep. 37: It’s All About Who You Know with Ant Cee

http://meethook.com

Anthony Citrinite, a.k.a. Ant Cee, is a veteran professional drummer who is known far and wide in the music industry. He’s toured around the world, he has been on the Warped Tour and Megadeth’s Gigantour, he’s performed with Katy Perry and Joe Perry at the MTV Video Music Awards, and appeared on major labels. He currently serves as Director of the prestigious Collective School of Music in New York City, and the Founder/Creator of MeetHook app, a platform that connects professionals with their fans, students, and followers through real-time, one-on-one video calls.  In this episode, Ant talks about paying his dues while working his way up as a drummer, the trials and tribulations of touring, the importance of networking and keeping solid relationships in music, and the desire to bring music artists, fans, students and others together while providing another income stream for musicians.

Ep. 36: Collaboration and Paying it Forward with Lolita Ritmanis

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Lolita Ritmanis is an Emmy-award winning composer, with a long and distinguished career writing music for TV and film. She has been nominated 10 times for an Emmy, and won for the Warner Bros. series “Batman Beyond.” Throughout her composing career, she has worked with the greats such as Michael Kamen, Basil Poledouris, and Mark Snow, along with many others, and was mentored by Shirley Walker. As Lolita walks us through her music trajectory, she explains the importance of collaboration, the different aspects of scoring music for film and TV, and her current position as President of the Alliance for Women Film Composers, in support of other female film composers (she was awarded the BMI Champion Award this year in recognition of this work,  along with her colleagues Laura Karpman and Miriam Cutler.) Lolita has also written songs and musicals, and her work has been premiered and performed at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York City, and The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.

Ep. 35: Connecting Music and Community with Nautica de la Cruz

http://kjlhradio.com

Nautica de la Cruz has built a decades-long stellar career and formidable reputation in Los Angeles radio. Her grit and determination kept her going after 14 rejections to land her first radio internship in college (while putting herself through school,) and she has never looked back. Nautica has been a radio host/personality at some of the most popular radio stations in Los Angeles, including Power 106, KDAY, and 100.3 the Beat before landing at the iconic radio station KJLH, owned by legend Stevie Wonder. She has worked with Steve Harvey, Doctor Dre and Ed Lover of Yo! MTV Raps fame, has interviewed stars and luminaries like Beyonce, Janet Jackson and President Barack Obama, and continues to connect with the community and music fans during her weekday morning show. During this episode Nautica walks us through her early days growing up in New York, the challenges faced as a woman in radio, and how she continues to grow and evolve in the music industry.

Ep. 34: Creating New Communities and Venues for Live Performance with James Beshara

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James Beshara, Global Head of Airbnb Concerts and an electronic music artist, understands the intimate connection that is forged between musician and fan. As a product designer and entrepreneur, James previously co-founded Tilt.com, a social payment, crowd-funding app, which many artists and music fans used to fund concerts in new locations or add additional tour dates to an artist’s calendar. James observed the demand for more intimate live experiences and followed that trajectory to Airbnb Concerts,  Airbnb’s newest and fastest growing experience category.  This exciting new performance platform allows musicians and enthusiasts to directly connect and enjoy live music in unconventional spaces. In this episode, James discusses his career trajectory from non-profit to Silicon Valley, and how up-and-coming artists now have an amazing opportunity for new fans, exposure and more.

Ep. 33: Exploring Tech, Business, Creativity and Disruption with Gigi Johnson

gigijohnson.net

Dr. Gigi Johnson, Inaugural Director of UCLA’s Center for Music Innovation, has taken an unconventional route when it comes to a career in music.  A gifted singer and creative, she has performed and released music all while pursuing a film production degree at USC, an MBA, a PhD in education change/media studies, starting her own business (the Maremel Institute) and having 9 different careers in banking, media, marketing and education, among others. During this episode Gigi walks us through each career decision and trajectory, how each business skill set has contributed to the next as well as overall personal and creative development, and shares insights and well-honed wisdom about technology’s impact on creation, content and beyond.

Ep. 32: Applying Business Sense to a Music Career with Scott Hawksworth

audioskills.com

Scott Hawksworth has always loved music, but he made the “practical” choice to get a business degree in college. After working at several businesses, he realized he missed his creative calling; utilizing all of his business experience, he decided to create an online business for producers and musicians. AudioSkills.com is now a burgeoning community with a popular podcast, YouTube channel and robust membership offering courses, tools, resources and more to producers, podcasters, and musicians who want to learn more about mixing, mastering and recording. Scott shares how each career choice he made has only helped to serve his online music business and to create a prosperous, forward-thinking and evolving enterprise.

 

 

Ep. 31: Creating Successful Entrepreneurship in Music and the Arts with Astrid Baumgardner

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Astrid Baumgardner has dedicated her career to empowering and inspiring musicians (and all creatives!) to be their best selves, not only as artists but as successful entrepreneurs. During this episode Astrid walks us through her musical beginnings as a talented pianist, pursuing law and working as a lawyer in New York City, what convinced her to become a life coach, and joining the faculty at the prestigious Yale School of Music to work with all music students to create successful post-graduate careers. Her emphasis of thinking and behaving like an innovator and an entrepreneur is suitable and essential for any artist who is looking to grow beyond the conventional career paths in order to reach untapped markets and new audiences.

**CORRECTION** – During the podcast, it was erroneously stated that Astrid Baumgardner works only with new music composers at the Yale School of Music. Astrid actually works with singers, pianists, guitar players and all of the orchestral musicians at the school, in addition to the composers. We apologize for the error.

Music Internships for summer/fall 2018!!

Hey gang – As I’m sure you’ve heard throughout  “Hey, How’d You Get That Music Job??? podcast episodes, having an internship is a PHENOMENAL way to get your foot in the door, start networking, and start building relationships in the music industry. I just wanted to pass along some internships I’ve recently heard about. I’ll try to keep adding more in the comments as I see fit. If you know of any others, please do the same!

*Disclaimer: I can’t formally endorse or provide further information on any of these posts, since I’ve just seen them on social media, so proceed accordingly and do your homework!  Also, I’ll try to indicate “PAID” or “UNPAID” – Lord knows it aint easy trying to support yourself as an artist/creative! But wishing you all the best of luck, keep on hustling, pursue that dream, and DON’T GIVE UP!
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Posted July 2018

The Vocal Company, Boston, MA and New York, NY – not sure if paid/unpaid, all ages, school credit offered: Fall Production Mentorship – send resume and cover letter to internship@thevocalcompany.com, or apply at https://thevocalcompany.com/careers/a-cappella-production-internship/?utm_content=74118430&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
Applications due August 1st.

Universal Music Group, New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA – unsure if paid or unpaid, school credit required, at least sophomore standing: Fall Internship Program – apply online at  https://jobs.jobvite.com/universalmusicgroup/job/oyqR7fwG/apply

Ultra Records, New York, NY – UNPAID, school credit required: International Marketing Internship for Fall 2018.  Send resume and cover letter to sandi@ultramusic.com.

The Syndicate, Weehawken, NJ – UNPAID, school credit required, $15/day travel stipend: Internship with entertainment marketing agency for Fall 2018. Send resume, cover letter and references to lindsey@thesyn.com.

WMA Agency, New York, NY & Los Angeles, CA – UNPAID, school credit offered: Digital Marketing and Social Media Internship to start ASAP. Send resume and cover letter to jobs@wma.agency, (yeah, that’s the email) subject line: “LA (or NY) Marketing/Social Media Internship – [Your Name]”

Vitalic Noise, Los Angeles, CA – UNPAID, Spanish-speaking preferred: Internship to work with talent on Influencer/YouTube space as well as music space. Send resume to justin@vitalicnoise.com

Posted June 2018

Knockdown Center, Queens, NY – UNPAID, school credit required: Venue Marketing and Communications Internship for Fall 2018. Send resume, cover letter and why you are interested interning at Knockdown Center to mail@knockdowncenter.com, with “Application: Venue Marketing & Communications Internship – Fall 2018” in the subject line.

Bandsintown, Hollywood, CA – not sure paid or unpaid, school credit required: Artists Partnerships Internship for Fall 2018. Submit resume and cover letter to https://bandsintown.workable.com/j/A2072E2535

Depth of Field Management, New York, NY – PAID, school credit offered: Internship for Fall 2018. Email resume and cover letter to brian@dof3.com.

Warner Music Group, New York, NY, Los Angeles, CA, Miami, FL, Nashville, TN, various locations –  not sure if paid or unpaid, school credit offered:  Fall Student Program – Go to  http://www.wmg.com/careers for more details and to apply.

Matte, New York, NY – not sure if paid or unpaid, or school credit given/required: Fall Internship starting August/September, send resume/portfolio (if any) to interns@matteprojects.com, with “FALL 18 MUSIC” in the subject line.

Ep. 30: Being of Service in the New Music Landscape with J. Michael Dolan

jmichaeldolan.com

J. Michael Dolan is a published, prolific author and blogger, a professional musician, a successful entrepreneur, a veteran of the entertainment industry, and the founder of Music Connection magazine. But what Michael shares on this episode is about the business of happiness, commitment, being of service and navigating the new music industry landscape with these tools in hand. As an artist and entrepreneur, Michael explains the stepping stones throughout his career that led to his success, and the development of his spiritual principles that continue to guide his journey. His insight, wisdom and candor inspires and empowers his clients, his readers, and everyone he meets.