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Ashley Brown: What My Internship did for Me

Ashley Brown, recent Music Business graduate and former intern at Keep the Edge Studios, (an upstart recording studio in Quincy, MA) tells Berklee Blogs how her internship helped her determine and prepare for her future career

I’m proud to say that I’ve finally completed my internship at Keep the Edge Studios and my last semester at Berklee!  Graduating from college seems so surreal, but I’m so excited for life post-Berklee.  For all of you out there who are wondering about interning, here’s a little reflective blog post about my experience with Berklee’s internship program, and my time at Keep the Edge.

My supervisor, Keith, was so great during my internship.  He gave me tasks to work on and trusted me enough to complete them in a timely manner without having to micromanage me.  Being a music business major and concentrating on management has opened my eyes to different types of management styles, and being at this internship has helped me figure out what type of management style I would like to adopt for myself in the future.  It was really refreshing being in a professional environment where my supervisor was cool enough to trust me to do the tasks laid out for me, without having to breathe down my neck to make sure I was doing them. I had a lot of freedom and it felt really nice. 

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Ashley Brown: Concierge Extraordinare

Berklee Blogs follows Ashley Brown as she interns at Keep the Edge Studios, an upstart recording studio in Quincy, MA

The past few weeks at my internship have been really great!  The studio had its grand opening event on February 19th, which went extremely well. The event was catered, there was live music, and everyone that came had a great time. I only stayed for an hour, but my supervisor told me the following Tuesday that there was constant traffic through the studio during the four-hour event. The event was a great way to get the word out about Keep the Edge. A couple weeks before the grand opening event, I was given the responsibility of calling local newspapers to ask about press releases. I started by researching all the local papers in the Boston and Quincy area (including surrounding smaller towns) and writing down their contact information.  Then, I called each place and asked them to put a press release in their next issue for the studio’s grand opening event.  I was honestly surprised by how many positive responses I got from people. It was a great activity for me because I’m usually afraid of talking on the phone.

This past week I’ve been working a lot with the new intern, Caitlin, who is incredibly nice. We started to put together a calendar of shows for Caitlin to go to in the Boston area so that she can talk to bands about recording at Keep the Edge. I got to walk around Berklee this past week and pick up flyers for local shows at smaller venues that aren’t so widely advertised online (which was where Caitlin was getting most of her information from). It felt good to be able to use my knowledge of local venues to help Caitlin out since she is unfamiliar with Boston venues.

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Ashley Brown: Keep the Edge Studios

Berklee Blogs follows Ashley Brown as she interns at Keep the Edge Studios, an upstart recording studio in Quincy, MA

For all of you who haven’t interned yet, it can definitely be a daunting process. Trust me. I know. But listen to me when I say that it doesn’t have to be all running coffee and answering to impatient employers. Sometimes, it can be a fantastically pleasant learning experience.

This week, I started my internship at Keep the Edge Studios in Quincy, MA. Right away, my supervisor was so nice to me and the work environment was really relaxing. Because the studio recently opened a couple months ago, it’s still taking on other interns and doesn’t have any other employees. I met one of the other interns, but I won’t be working with him because he will be working in the control room while I do administrative work. My first day was spent cleaning the studio. My supervisor told me that I would be cleaning the studio for clients every couple of weeks, so that will be my bi-weekly Tuesday activity. My supervisor also told me that I would be doing research for the studio, organizing and filing, and I will be helping set up the studio for sessions. Overall, my first day was a success.

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