Undergraduate Blog / Tag: music industry

Luke Talman

How workplace culture impacts worker productivity

While interning this summer, I realized how important culture really is. After hearing stories about other people’s internships and the culture that went along with said internships, I was not sure what to expect at Surfdog Records. After being given the dress code and a run-down of the operations at the Label, the culture slowly…

Luke Talman

Graphic design within the music industry

While interning at Surfdog Records, I was responsible for all all graphic design work. To accomplish my assigned tasks, I used the Adobe Creative suite. I was able to learn much more about graphic design and I was able to sharpen my existing skills with said programs. I see my Graphic design skills as invaluable…

Luke Talman

Asking questions to further one’s education

While interning at Surfdog Records, I not only strived to learn at work, but also researched the industry outside of the workplace. One way I was able to learn more about the industry was by reaching out to people within the industry via Linkedin. I often searched for people that had some valuable knowledge about…

Meeting the President of Disruptor Records

Sony offers Masterclasses taught by Sony Employees and other key players in the music industry. One of them being President of Disruptor Records, and manager of the Chainsmokers, Adam Alpert. Personally, I’m not the type to see the speaker after the meeting unless I have something to say, so I didn’t have an opportunity to…

Luke Talman

Music Industry internship

The Music Industry has interested me for many years now, and having the opportunity to be immersed in it has been a wonderful experience. I have been interning at Surfdog Records Inc./Dave Kaplan Management in Encinitas, Ca. for the whole summer. The specific tasks I decided to take on during most of my internship have…

Kai

Carrie Brownstein, Cronyism, and You

Hey there internship blog readers: I will preface this whole thing by saying that the idea that people will want to read what feels essentially like a work-diary is somewhat off-putting.  I understand that what I have to say may be interesting (at times bordering on insightful!) but there is such a woefully large expanse…

Alessandra Cosimini

Why I Took a Leave

One of my favorite times of year is the first week back to school. Putting together your room, seeing all of your friends, all of the social events that take place and looking towards the awesome semester ahead of you. But this year, I’m going to miss that first week back from summer break because…

Alessandra Cosimini

When You Know It’s Right

Everyone knows that feeling of waking up in the morning and dreading the thought of going to work. You hear the alarm and you cringe as it beeps in that loud, screechy tone, and then you lay there thinking of as many reasons as possible to not go to work. Last summer, I used to…

Molly Ronan

Goals for Music Industry Internship

  I am one of many students who will be completely an internship this summer. Mine is in an industry though that I personally haven’t heard too many other students talk about in a business sense – the music industry. It is dominated by big players and shaped by what people see in the media.…