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Sunday, March 11, 2018

How to Apply for a Studio Internship

How to Apply for Studio Internship

LESSON #1 - STUDIOS DON'T HIRE YOU SO THEY CAN TEACH YOU THINGS

Internships are NOT as glamorous as you think. Despite the rules, you often do errands around/for the studio. Newly hired interns commonly mistake being an intern for a assistant or second engineer when they are really "gophers". You have to pay your dues by doing the grunt work first and then have fun by being able to run sessions.

LESSON #2 - INTERNSHIPS ARE FOR PEOPLE ASPIRING TO BE ENGINEERS, WHO ALREADY KNOW THINGS ABOUT RECORDING.

Don't go in blind. The internship is a test to see if you will be a good potential producer or not and that's why it's easy to get overlooked. If you want to maximize your time and add value, know what you are doing and getting into before you get the internship.

LESSON #3 - BE PROFESSIONAL WHEN YOU ASK FOR A JOB.

If you send a poorly written,plagiarize, or if it is too proper they will know! My teacher said that he always sees poorly written cover letters and they never get called back just for that reason! No one will hire you if you are sloppy.

LESSON #4 - STUDIOS NEED A REASON TO HIRE YOU.

They get 1,000's of emails everyday and you need to stand out and prove you can be efficient or else they will regret hiring you. My teacher said that he has fired lots of interns for not being efficient and lazy or if he truly thinks they will not make a good producer/engineer.

LESSON #5 - NOBODY CARES ABOUT YOUR "RECORDING DEGREE," THEY CARE ABOUT YOUR SKILLS.

Most employers look for and only hire the most passionate people. Record your own music at home! Practice, practice, practice.

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