This past September, I was downsized from my job. In the days that followed, I occasionally struggled with how to fill my time. I’ve played guitar, cleaned my apartment several times, and spent a lot of time with my new cat. It’s been a great to have so much free time, but I’m starting to go a little stir-crazy from being in my apartment all day.Being the saintly woman that she is, my wife came to my rescue when she suggested I apply for an internship with a music industry company here in Toronto, to help keep me busy while I wait for the results of my ongoing job hunt. This particular company is sort of an all-in-one house for independent artists, and they primarily do manufacturing, distribution, and licensing. My application was accepted, so starting this Monday, November 14th, I will be taking part in a two-week internship at this company.
I’ve always wanted to learn more about the “business” side of the industry, and with my current lack of employment it seems like a great opportunity to gain this experience. Also, it’ll get me out of the house and doing something that I am interested in. Although it’s unpaid, I am sure that it will be rewarding in nonmonetary ways. So what will I be doing, you ask? Apparently this internship will involve evaluating music for publishing, online research of artists, and assisting on the manufacturing and distribution side. In other words, this will probably not be torturous work for a music geek like me. To document this experience, I’ll be journalizing these days on Audio Reckoning. I’ll avoid using names of people or the company itself. My intent is only to provide my view of the experience as a novice. The rationale is simple: I write a music blog, and this is good music-related material.
I hope that you will find my adventures in Musicland enlightening.