(1)If you’re passionate about being involved in the music industry, securing an internship can often be the best way to launch a career in the field, while simultaneously getting a hands on experience of what it’s like to be involved in the music industry.

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Guest post by Joe Pacheco of Symphonic Distribution

If you have a passion for music and want to make a career of it, there’s no better way to kick start that dream than getting hands on experience in the industry. One of the best ways for students to do so is through music internships.

Here’s some benefits of having a music internship!

Hands-On Learning

1If you’re a musician like me, learning the business side of the music industry is vital to helping you better understand the ins in outs of what keeps the industry afloat. The industry is ever changing and being able to stay up to date with all of the latest technological advances and trends in music helps make you well rounded and relevant. Internships in music also helps you gain valuable work in your field of study that you can carry on with you such as licensing, content creation, social media and production.

Making Connections

The music industry is very competitive and in order to make it, you’ve got to know people, that know people, that know even MORE people, etc. You get what I’m saying? From musicians, producers, festival goers and music aficionados, working at a music based company introduces you to a wide variety of people just like you and is a great place to make connections in the music industry. Making connections in the industry can open up doors to a lot of things like job opportunities or even new bandmates.

Doing What You Love

One of the most important reasons why choosing an internship in music is the right move is being able to do what you love day in and day out. Dedicating time to something you have a passion for keeps you looking forward to every day and also keeps you aware on why you chose a career in music in the first place!

Having an internship in the music industry has an array of benefits as mentioned. What reasons do you think are most important!

This article was written by a former intern at Symphonic Distribution. If you are interested in our internship program, please click here