Ep. 44: Focus On Writing with Jeff Weiss

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passionoftheweiss.com

Jeff Weiss, writer and journalist, loves LA. He writes for national publications but has always been a strong advocate of LA’s underground hip hop scene and independent music. His online magazine Passion of the Weiss is considered to be the preeminent (and usually the first) source of coverage for up-and-coming artists. In addition to co-authoring the book “2Pac vs. Biggie: An Illustrated History of Rap’s Biggest Battle,” he runs an independent record label, POW Recordings, and is about to launch The LAnd Magazine, a Los Angeles-based publication “for locals, by locals.” In this music careers episode, Jeff talks about his writing trajectory, the evolution of the media landscape (and how to survive it,) surrounding yourself with people whom you respect and admire, and focusing on your craft, no matter what.

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

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Nautica de la Cruz has built a decades-long stellar music radio 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 music jobs 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.

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 a music 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 music 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. 27: Creating the Path to Success with Hunter Scott

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Hunter Scott, co-founder and Head of Marketing & Publicity at the full service music PR firm LaFamos, knows a thing or two about creating pathways to success. Originally a singer/songwriter and guitarist, he began taking classes at Musicians Institute, won a full scholarship, then returned after a few years to serve on the faculty. His keen insight and creativity in music marketing led him to start his own business (from his kitchen table, no less), successfully navigating the business to a 10-year anniversary and global recognition. Hunter is very well known in the industry, serving on panels and as a featured speaker at music and entertainment conferences worldwide. During this music jobs episode, Hunter shares his career trajectory, explains the business of PR, and shares advice for artists looking to raise exposure as well as what it takes to work at at music PR firm.

Ep. 23: Learn by Doing with Adam Lewis

planetarygroup.com

Fellow Bostonian Adam Lewis started out with his own record label, running it from his college dorm room while also running his college radio station. So it’s safe to say Adam’s career in music promotion was off to an early and successful start. Adam takes us through his career trajectory on the east coast, from tour manager and promoter to co-founding Planetary Group, a premiere artist development agency serving Boston and Los Angeles for over two decades. Planetary Group has worked with everyone from Portugal the Man and Katy Perry to the Buzzcocks, Merle Haggard and everyone in between. Adam discusses music promotion from past to present, how to start a career in the business, how to hit the ground running and how to learn by doing.

Ep. 22: Creating New Experiences for Artists and Fans with Vicky Wang

www.sofarsounds.com

Vicky Wang, Los Angeles Director of Sofar Sounds, loves being part of an innovative music experience for artists and music fans alike.  In this week’s episode, Vicky shares her journey from Texas to Los Angeles and joining Sofar Sounds, first in Chicago and then in Los Angeles. A veteran of pr and marketing, Vicky discusses Sofar Sound’s grassroots campaign of secret gigs and unusual venues as a new platform and music job opportunity for up-and-coming artists and a delightfully intimate, one-of-a-kind live experience for true music lovers. Vicky also shares how to apply to be a guest artist, how to be a host for one of these special shows, or how to join the Sofar Sounds team.

Sofar Sounds is already in over 400 cities around the world and shows no signs of slowing down, with its ever-expanding community of fervent music fans who long for the magic of a live event experience – for one night only.

Ep. 20: Music Discovery and Independent Radio with Travis Holcombe

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Travis Holcombe loves discovering new music, which works perfectly with his career as a DJ at KCRW. Spinning underground grooves, lost tracks and quirky-cool mixes from 10PM to midnight on weeknights, Travis entertains and educates a global, enthusiastic audience who stream his show worldwide or find it on the FM dial at 89.9 in Los Angeles. KCRW is world renowned for its eclectic and original music programming and music discovery, as well as serving as a launch pad for innumerable stars, both past, present and future. In this episode, Travis shares the story of his music career trajectory from Georgia to California, working in independent radio, how to get started as a DJ and discusses all of the digital platforms and mediums for finding and supporting independent artists and music.

Ep. 15: Finding Your Tribe with Alejandro Cohen

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Alejandro Cohen is a well-known creative force in LA’s music and arts community, with several music jobs under his belt as a musician, composer, DJ and Executive Director at dublab.com. Dublab began its start in the heart of Los Angeles, as one of the first online stations in 1999 and a fierce supporter of LA arts, music and culture. In addition, Alejandro worked on many bands and projects based in Los Angeles, including Languis, Pharaohs and Psychic Powers. His film music will be featured in the film “The Rise and Fall of the Brown Buffalo,” about countercultural icon Oscar Zeta Acosta, premiering next month on PBS. Ale talks about his personal music journey and the expansion of dublab to affiliate stations around the globe, as well as to terrestrial radio, on the FM dial at 99.1.

Photo Credit: Kate Berry

Ep. 12: Be Open to Opportunities with Chase Bradley

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We’re ending 2017 with a terrific guest, Chase Bradley – a.k.a. Chase Flow. Chase is a rap artist who has toured around the US and beyond with other high-profile artists and groups. Never one to rest on his laurels, he’s also a songwriter, beats maker, producer and film composer, up-ing his music career making music on everything from longtime soap The Young and The Restless to hit movie Ride Along starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube. Chase talks about his career trajectory from Philly to Los Angeles, building relationships and actively seeking next-level opportunities all along the way.

(Check out our collaboration, “Valentineo” here)

Ep. 9: It All Comes Full Circle with Rich Renken

Rich Renken is a Product Manager for Gibson and a Recording and Mixing Engineer, and that’s just a drop in the bucket for a guy who has spent a lifetime in music. Starting out at a young age playing bass and mixing live sound (self taught), he played in several bands before coming out to LA to be discovered. After enrolling in Dick Grove School of Music for bass and engineering, he worked as a luthier, building bespoke electric guitars with the renowned James Tyler for rock stars around town. He worked on mixing and recording projects with everyone from Def Leppard to James Brown, formed close bonds with producer/engineers like Bryan Carlstrom (Alice in Chains, Offspring) and was asked to join Line 6 as a Product Manager/Artist Relations, helping to create and promote some of their best selling products. He’s learned a lot over his career in the music industry, and believes that everything leads to something – and with relationships in music, things come around full circle.