Berklee Blogs hears final thoughts from Scott Beardsworth, Music Business Major, about as he wraps up his internship at PAID, Inc.– a celebrity services organization focused on VIP ticketing events, merch, and other direct-to-fan marketing initiatives. In today’s post, Scott follows up on Part I of this post about how working hard for PAID set him, literally, on the road to work with Aerosmith
As I had mentioned, I was hired as Dave Lory’s executive assistant. When I was getting ready to start, I was slightly nervous, as I had never worked in a position like that, where someone relies so heavily on you, especially working under someone who has managed the likes of Courtney Love, Gregg Allman, Jeff Buckley, and started an Indie label (Artemis Records). The starting week was pretty much just a primer on how Dave preferred his office affairs be handled. Working so closely with someone in upper management gave me the chance to very quickly get a sense of how the company was structured.
About a month after I started my internship, it was time for the move to the new office. The new building is much more spacious with room to grow. After this transition, I really fell into a groove with Dave, and our working relationship was flourishing. I was taking care of all his schedules and travel arrangements. In addition, he brought me in to weekly creative, marketing, and tactical meetings, which I felt was a privilege. These experiences shed a lot of light into office etiquette, and helped me to show my co-workers the seriousness and eagerness I had to learn. As I had mentioned, I handled all of Dave’s travel arrangements. One of the more memorable tasks I had was to book all travel, and meeting arrangements for Dave and two other co-workers to Las Vegas and Los Angeles. The trips highlights included meeting with Motley Crue and their management, as well as meetings at various agencies and management firms for new business prospects. I helped to set all of this up from a logistical standpoint, and everything went off without a hitch.