Course 22: Employment Training Bootcamp Part 2

You’re back in the studio this week and you’re helping out, even saying yes to the grunt work. Why? Because you know cementing your relationship with your mentor and the other pros in the environment can lead to paid work, gigs, and opportunities. Also, because these people are fellow music makers, fellow creators, and though your musical leanings may be different (or the same), you’re part of the same small community of music professionals in your city. Even in New York and Los Angeles, pros know other pros. So, take to heart the suggestions put forth in this last chapter. See how you can add value and score a win for your mentor’s studio. Get out to live performances and keep building those connections online. Is there a local artist you’d love to record? Why not talk to your mentor about bringing them in?

Today, every successful business has a website and hopefully a social media presence on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Tik Tok, or more. You’ve been working on your own social media during this course, but have you been checking out how your assigned studio is marketing itself? What talents and insights can you lend to their social?

Everyone in music is in it because they love it. Nevertheless, recording studios must make their business i.e., their studios profitable, so use your ingenuity to see how you can be a part of the solution. And no matter what, be sure to communicate to your mentor your appreciation, passion, and commitment to the work you’re doing as an artist/producer and upcoming music making professional. Keep in touch with them and with us. We’re here to champion your success and…

May the wind be always on your back.