Last week, Sonicbids’ Tess Cychosz blogged about what it takes to succeed as a newbie at the startup that pioneered online booking and empowers the artistic middle class of musicians. This week, Tess sat down for a video interview to discuss why internships are crucial in the changing music industry, intern roles at Sonicbids and how an ideal student succeeds in both environments.

Sonicbids is the leading matchmaking site for bands and music promoters. Their community includes a growing number of more than 300,000 bands and 25,000 promoters and licensors from all around the world. Founded in 2001 by Berklee Grad Panos Panay, the company continues to focus on its core mission of empowering emerging artists in the worldwide music community.

Tess Cychosz is the current Community Manager at Sonicbids. Originally from Milwaukee, WI, Tess has over ten years of experience working with musicians in areas ranging from radio, studio & live recording, promotions and more. Known for its communication and arts programs, she attended Emerson College and graduated early in the Audio/Radio program, coupling her degree with Business Management and Marketing Communication. Tess is passionate about music and believes in using the internet and accessible media to help emerging and DIY musicians find success with their art.