Last week, Kyle discussed the realities of being a music student and of the music industry. In the second half of his two-part series, Kyle shares the advantages of combining real-world experience and strategy with a Berklee education.
Assuming you’ve built a solid foundation and haven’t fallen into the traps I mentioned last week, here are some privileges to attending Berklee and more specifically, taking an internship:
Advantage 1: Everyone knows Berklee. My friends in France knew what Berklee was when I told them I was going to apply. The best part is, the further you get away from Boston, the more well known it becomes. The East coast, especially Boston, is so saturated with students and musicians that nothing you do seems to stand out, and you get lumped in as a generic “Berklee Kid”. Because the music scene is so limited here, most of you will move away, and you’ll find that you will be embraced more so than in Boston.
I was even told that if you move around to the other side of the world to Thailand, you can get a job in no time with what would be the equivalent of a six-figure income! Don’t try it though, I just heard that from my friend Bobbi (he’s from Thailand), and I’m not sure if he found a job yet.