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Dave Lory

Scott Beardsworth: Festival Excitement

Berklee Blogs follows Scott Beardsworth, Music Business Major, as he begins his internship at PAID, Inc.– a celebrity services organization focused on VIP ticketing events, merch, and other direct-to-fan marketing initiatives. We’ll follow Scott as he navigates the waters of his first internship and teaches us his lessons learned on the job. Stay tuned

It’s hard to believe that I’m already  a quarter of the way through my internship already! Time has really flown, mainly because I’ve just been to busy to even notice the passing weeks. Before I realize it, I know that I will be on my way down the aisle to get my diploma in May.

The moving process into our new location is still ongoing, as our warehouse and merchandise fulfillment team is still in the process of moving full time over here. I believe the whole team will be here by mid march. Still meeting new members of the Paid team on a daily basis which is cool, and the positive feedback I’ve been getting has been keeping me motivated and hard working.

I’ve been working on some really cool things over the past few week. First, our client managers and our new business head hunters have recently courted rock superstars Motley Crue as a future client. Since all of this came about in such a short period of time, I was elected to book all travel arrangement for 3 people to fly into Las Vegas to meet the band during their residency at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. Having only booked travel arrangements for myself, It was a totally different experience, if tedious, and one that will help me in the future. I had to book 3 sets of flights, with each traveler flying from a different city, all set to arrive at the same time and place. If all goes as planned, Motley Crue could be one of our most important clients, as they could lead the way for other higher profile acts to work with us for VIP events. I can’t really say any more in the interest of protecting Paid’s interests. I will surely share more though as our scope of work becomes more apparent.

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Scott Beardsworth: A Day in the Life

Berklee Blogs follows Scott Beardsworth, Music Business Major, as he begins his internship at PAID, Inc.– a celebrity services organization focused on VIP ticketing events, merch, and other direct-to-fan marketing initiatives. We’ll follow Scott as he navigates the waters of his first internship and teaches us his lessons learned on the job. Stay tuned!

I finally feel settled at work. After long hours of getting our new office space set up, everything is coming together. New furniture, new offices, and even a new cubicle for me! No longer do I feel like I am intruding on other people’s space. In our old location, our organization definitely outgrew the physical constraints of the building. For example, here is a funny story: When we were in our old location, I was sharing a desk (unbeknownst to me) with someone who splits his time between our Worcester office. I was making calls to Ad executives at VH1, leaving phone messages. Little did I know that the person who’s desk I was squatting at, set up automatic call forwarding to his cellphone. An hour or two later, James sent me an email, letting me know that although I was using his desk, It was still his phone. Oops… Now I know.

But here at the new space, an open floor plan (with lots of comfortable couches) gives us room to work and grow. No longer am I keeping all of my work supplies in my backpack, I now have file cabinets, a nice large desk and room to work, and more importantly, think. I still haven’t gotten my own phone line yet, but that will come. (Still no cellphone either after it was stolen)

Lately, my scope of involvement has grown from being just the gatekeeper; a term Dave used to stress that I am the first line of contact for much of the Client Services department, to becoming a sort of task master for the entire department. Last Friday, I spent some time masking up a two month calender on my large white board. Now I am responsible for knowing when and what deadlines there are, and making sure those who are responsible for the deliverables are on track to get them done. This has given me a bit more insight into how the flow of responsibilities tracks, and who actually handles specific aspects of projects that we take on.

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Scott Beardsworth: Snowstorms and Car-chases – All Part of a Day’s Work

Berklee Blogs follows Scott Beardsworth, Music Business Major, as he begins his internship at PAID, Inc.– a celebrity services organization focused on VIP ticketing events, merch, and other direct-to-fan marketing initiatives. We’ll follow Scott as he navigates the waters of his first internship and teaches us his lessons learned on the job. Stay tuned!

I’m coming up on the two week mark with Paid Inc. Working full time, 40-50 hours a week will make things go by pretty quickly. The adjustment for me from a somewhat haphazard school schedule to a regular 9-6ish schedule took some, but not much getting used to. Prior to my working here, I worked part time (about 20-25 hours weekly) at Best Buy. That, plus my class schedule and work load, really felt like a 40 hour work week.

Over the weekend, Paid moved their central office from 236 Huntington St, Boston, to 40 Washington St in Westborough Massachusetts. The reasons for the move were to centralize the organization, (prior to this, our merchandising side was located in Worcester) and to help stop the growing pains and limitations of working in a space too small for the current operation, allowing for easy growth. From my apartment in Medford, It’s about a 50 minute drive with traffic. The move itself was quite hectic, as It perfectly coincided with the snowstorm we had this past saturday. Add to this that I believe my iPhone was stolen while out in Cambridge the night before; it goes without saying that my stress level was increasing with the snowfall. In an email to my Mom, I explained what I had to do to get to the new office on Saturday:

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Scott Beardsworth: From Last Minute to Top of the Pack

Berklee Blogs follows Scott Beardsworth, Music Business Major, as he begins his internship at PAID, Inc.– a celebrity services organization focused on VIP ticketing events, merch, and other direct-to-fan marketing initiatives. We’ll follow Scott as he navigates the waters of his first internship and teaches us his lessons learned on the job. Stay tuned!   

I started my internship at PAID Inc. on Wednesday (1/4). Paid (Professional Alliance of Innovation and Development) is a celebrity services organization with an emphasis on VIP ticketing events, merchandise fulfillment, website and content management, video production, and direct-to-fan marketing initiatives.

My role here is Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Artist Relations, Dave Lory. As stated on my first day “If you keep me [Dave] organized, you will have a job.” That said, my day to day responsibilities include: Scheduling meetings, answering Dave’s phone while unavailable, keeping Dave on track and reminded of key events (i.e.- meetings, scheduling travel arrangements on Dave’s behalf, attending meetings and taking notes for distribution, and really, whatever Dave needs to have done).

I’m starting at Paid at a unique time, since there have been many internal readjustments including new mangement, and positions, all orchestrated out of the need for more manpower for the bigger clients we have, and those we hope to work with in the coming months. Our client base is quite diverse, with a large number of very successful brands, be they musicians, non-profit organizations, or anyone else looking for our services. For example, Aerosmith, Slash, Alice Copper, Slayer, and a host of other acts at the top of their game. Being thrown into an environment where these kind of contacts are being made is a huge step forward for me from my Berklee schooling career.

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