Consider arming yourself with the following information about a label or any organization you would apply to: Armed with your research on the company (or companies) you are interested in for your internship, you will be much better prepared to apply and interview for the position.
As a result, the search for a relevant and valuable internship is often highly competitive.
There are many good candidates in the market and in order to succeed, you will need to stand out in comparison to all the rest.
There are many resources for these statistics online but you notice discrepancies so be sure to keep track of where you get your numbers from, in case you are asked.
A very good resource for the recording and touring industry are the directories and publications from Pollstar, which lists all record companies and their rosters, Talent Buyers, A&R Representatives, and management companies for Touring and Recording Artists.
As a Hiring Manager who has reviewed many hundreds of cover letters and resumes, I can offer some important tips and strategic advice on how to stand out from the pack.
Since I recently published articles on this site about how to write a great resume and artist bio, I will focus now on how to write a great cover letter.
The more letters you write, the easier it gets and the better you will become at it.
I like to use the word in discussing what should go into a cover letter. It isn’t necessarily a set of hard and fast rules but it does include a few: no misspellings, no grammatical errors, includes your contact information, your signature, and so forth.
A well-written cover letter might be the key for you to get that coveted record label internship, starting your career off right as you enter the music industry.
Before you sit down to write a great cover letter to get you that record label internship, you will need to do some research.