Friday, November 13, 2009

The Life of an Intern: Question of the Day


This is a question I've been asking myself lately.  The two major routes I've been thinking about is continuing on the Internship Road or Making a Road Myself.

At first I had chose this route because it makes you stand out.  Not a lot of people are willing to work more than 40 hours per week and not get paid anything.  It shows how hungry you are.

It made since to me because if you're having a hard time reaching certain people, majority of the time they are more willing to talk to their interns.

I thought since its hard getting in "the door", the easiest way was to intern.

Most studio internships are for people who want to be engineers.  After being an intern the next step was to be an assistant engineer.  I always considered myself a producer first then an engineer.  Because most of the material I was mixing was something of my own.

After interning at Silent Sound I felt I still needed to learn more.  But I wanted to learn more from the production side; therefore I thought it would be a good idea if I could intern under a producer...easier said then done.

This is the road that most people decide to take.  I shied away from this road because its so crowded.  I've never wanted to be one of the thousand CD's on an A&R's desk that have a good chance of ending up in the trash.

The only thing is though...all of my favorite producers started from making their own road.

There are many advantages of this route.  Its just a gamble...and I hate to gamble.  I believe in the work I do...don't get it twisted.

I've read so many books on the business of music.  But none of them have gave any examples of how certain people made it in the game.

I have heard tones of stories about how Producer/Songwriter so-and-so got their big break.  But it always involves a little something that looks similar to luck.  Its all about the people you know.

I don't have one.  For now I'll continue to make music and continue to send out my resume.

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