Berklee Blogs introduces Gabrielle Thornley, a Professional Music major and spring intern, as she begins her internship with The Echo Nest, a music intelligence company that provides the largest repository of music data in the world for app developers. In today’s blog, Gabrielle tells us her thoughts on possibly extending her internship experience…

As my time at the Echo Nest winds down, I realize just how much I’m going to miss this experience in it’s entirety. I’m strongly considering continuing my internship with the Echo Nest next Fall in order to increase my chances of a job offer in the future. Over a bottle of wine, I talked to my supervisor, Michelle, about her start in the company. It’s reassuring to know that at one point, she was also a QA/Marketing Intern, just like myself.

This week, the Echo Nest is working with a large computer software technology corporation. Although the interns have not been told the reason the company needs our data, we have definitely been working hard to make sure it is as accurate as possible, meaning my week has consisted of spreadsheet, after spreadsheet, after more spreadsheets. Hopefully we’ll be finding out soon what role we play in the development of this deal and how the Echo Nest will benefit!

Read Gabrielle’s Other Posts:


A Solid Start

Finding Meaning in the Work

Looking West…




Gabrielle Thornley is a pop music artist from the small town of Coatesville, Pa. Her passion for music originated very early, when she began singing at the age of two. Accepted into the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Gabrielle has studied directly under teachers that are music industry professionals. Inspired by the soulful vocals of D’Angelo and Mariah Carey and the storytelling lyrics of Joni Mitchell and Amy Winehouse, Gabrielle started writing her original songs in October of 2011. Ranked as one of the top ReverbNation pop artists in Boston, her sultry lyrics have been featured on numerous independent radio stations worldwide. Currently, Gabrielle is working on writing and recording original songs for her first EP, debuting in the summer of 2013.


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