Sunday, September 20, 2020

Angry Mob Music, LLC Week 4

Week 4 9/14-9/20 (30 hours)

My fourth week interning with Angry Mob Music, LLC consisted of a team meeting and 2 bigger projects.  For my first project, I was asked to research top trending shows from various platforms for the synch team.  I compiled a list of music supervisors along with their contact info.  For my second project, I was asked to extract certain info from client contracts and put that info into the appropriate client abstract.  I also created several abstracts for clients that did not have one.

SMP #3

This week was a standard 15 hours, I remotely attended a zoom for the podcast recording session, and subsequently edited the audio. In addition, I put together a list of equipment upgrades (mics, stands, cables, interface) in order to improve the overall quality of the production.

Saturday, September 19, 2020

RDSD Publishing Week #4 (9/14 - 9/18)

Week #4: 9/14 - 9/18 (6 hours 15 minutes)

This week, I did fewer hours because I had to shift my report day to today (Saturdays) but I was still able to get some stuff done this week. I had my individual meeting with Sherri and our team meeting this week to catch up on stuff and see where we can go from here. I first went through the ISRC project to find if we had any codes that were missing and I was able to have some success there so I hope that helps our efforts going into the DQI and MLC. I also got to start the reversion process for a deceased artist by doing a reversion notice and making an Appendix A for the compositions since the acquisition was very complicated. I sent that onto Sherri and followed that up with going into Songtradr to update on CODA the statuses of the pitches we had done. Having done a bit of Songtradr stuff in VALE Records last semester, I felt like I've really gotten to know the interface more, and even though it was a bit difficult to work with at first, it started to feel more natural to work with. The last thing I did for this week was to get Shawn's single "Bored" prepared to be added to CODA by obtaining the necessary WAV files and lyrics and creating a mechanical license for VALE Records. From here, we can move forward to the next steps of our processes we are currently undergoing which I am eager to get into next week.

Friday, September 18, 2020

Circle World Arts Weeks #2 & 3 (09/06-09/20)

I have been continuing to write blog posts. I spent time researching the topics, compiling content (pictures, video, quotes), and publishing a blog post each week. Last week, I published a blog around the topic of street art. I am publishing a blog post about traditional theatre practices around the world this week. I have also began to explore MailChimp and researching an effective email marketing strategy. Each week, I dedicate 15 hours aside to complete my tasks but usually end up using additional free time to research/ learn how to successfully navigate new platforms.

Sunday, September 13, 2020

RDSD Publishing Week #3 (9/7 - 9/13)

Week #3: 9/7 - 9/13 (11 hours 45 minutes)

This week, I didn't have any meetings but I was first assigned to do term extensions for VALE Records & RDSD. That process went a lot quicker than both of us expected so Sherri had me work alongside her assistant on an ISRC project that he was currently on. The project would eventually help us to gather more data in preparation for the DQI and MLC. I started with a portion of the project that Brian provided for me and once I finished that, I went through the artists that were currently streaming and checked to see if they had ISRCs that we didn't have already. Once I did that, I filled in the blanks on the other portion of the spreadsheet and checked if the actively streaming artists on that portion had ISRCs that we didn't have. Once I finished that, I got the VALE Publishing Contract signed for Shawn Mathews' new single by the necessary signees in preparation for putting on CODA. The last thing I did was start the reversion process for a deceased artist. I will be meeting with Sherri tomorrow to continue and complete that process.

SMP report #2

In this week of work, I attended a recording session via zoom, edited and helped produce one podcast episode, and researched some marketing opportunities. 15 hours 

Angry Mob Music, LLC Week 3

Week 3 9/7-9/13 (18.5 hours)

My third week interning with Angry Mob Music, LLC consisted of 2 team meetings throughout the week.  I had a few different projects this week.  I formatted a few more lyric sheets for Angry Mob clients as well as double-checked more PRO registrations.  In addition, I created a sheet with all of Angry Mob's clients sorted by the type of deal they had with Angry Mob.  My last project for the week was compiling questions for Angry Mob clients if we were missing any outstanding information.  

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Angry Mob Music, LLC Week 2

Week 2 8/31-9/6 (20.5 hours)

My second week interning with Angry Mob Music, LLC involved several different tasks.  I checked more song registrations in the PRO repertories and entered writer and publisher splits into shared documents. In addition, I uploaded a playlist to the Angry Mob music system as well as created several lyric sheets for one of their clients.  I attended a weekly meeting at the end of the week.  

RDSD Publishing Week #2 (8/31 - 9/6)

Week #2: 8/31 - 9/6 (10 hours 45 minutes)

This week, I had my second weekly meeting with Sherri to let her know where I was at with last week's project, and she assigned me my next project which was to find ISWC and Work IDs for songs that didn't have them in RDSD's catalog. I also came on Tuesday's team meeting with Sherri and her assistant Brian so I could meet him and get caught up with what was going on on all ends. She also sent out an update that the MLC released which was very informative and cool to learn about since we are months away from the Music Modernization Act being implemented. I also did the same ISWC & Work ID search for VALE Music Group's catalog and drafted the VALE Publishing Contract for Shawn Mathews' single "Bored" (which were assigned to me later in the week). Another great week with RDSD Publishing and looking forward to next week!

Friday, September 4, 2020

SMP Report #1

In this first week I edited recordings for the podcast after remotely attending the recording session as well as attending the weekly conference meeting. We used Zoom mostly to communicate and I use Protools to edit files. I put in 15 hours this week.

Circle World Arts- Week #1 Report (08/30-09/05)

I continued to research ideas and information for the blog. My first blog post was finalized and uploaded.  We met as a team to talk about content ideas. I logged 19 hours this week towards research and content creation. 

Sunday, August 30, 2020

RDSD Publishing Week #1 (8/24 - 8/30)

Week #1: 8/24 - 8/30 (7 hours)

This week, I met with Sherri Mullen on Monday to go over what we were doing this semester (both stuff that I know and some new stuff that I will learn about) and we also went over the objective for this week which was listening to the artists on the RDSD Catalog that I was not familiar with. I had to get a sense of the artists' style/genre/vibe from their music and I took some notes for myself along the way. I loved getting to hear each artist and how they differed from one another. I look forward to what this semester brings!

Angry Mob Music, LLC Week 1

Week 1 8/24-8/30 (24 hours)

My first week interning with Angry Mob Music, LLC started off with meeting the team at Angry Mob.  My first day consisted of setting up my company email and reviewing shared documents.  I attended several Zoom meetings to observe how the team relates and interacts with one another.  I was set up with several different projects including checking song registrations in Angry Mob's databases as well as the PRO repertories and pulling statements for royalties.  I am very excited to be a part of the Angry Mob team!

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Circle World Arts- Week #1 Report (8/23-29)

I am excited to begin working and learning with the team at Circle World Arts. I have been tasked with working with a team of 3 other interns on managing their social media and marketing. This past week, I have researched over 100 schools to potentially reach out to and compiled in excel. We have decided to target schools with recital attendance credits. Circle World Arts has awesome and highly-informative online workshops focusing on various topics on music, arts, and culture. I think their workshops are a great way for these university's students to learn from highly-talented musicians and artists while being socially distant. I will be sending out emails to universities next week regarding potential partnerships. We are also beginning to transition to a daily-upload schedule on all social media platforms to fulfill a major objective of gaining more followers (potential subscribers). We hope to successfully do this by transitioning social media accounts from promotional to educational. While still promoting upcoming workshops, next week we have various posts scheduled on Instagram and Facebook revolving around a central theme. I also suggested to the CEO, Hadi Eldbek, that a great way to optimize SEO is to blog. I will be making blog posts recapping and exploring more about the themes on social media. We are starting off weekly but I hope that we can also have a more regular upload schedule for the blog. Overall, I spent 15 hours this week on research and content creation.

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Boston Symphony Orchestra Week 10

Week 10: 8/17-8/21 (6.5 hours)

This week I created PDFs and Excel Spreadsheets for data regarding top financial firms in Boston using the Boston Business Journal. I also continued added to the #GreatAmericanPicnic recap. Additionally, I was given the new task to create visuals to include all of the winners' posts in recap/thank you video. Lastly, I completed more pledge paperwork.

Monday, August 17, 2020

Boston Symphony Orchestra Week 9

Week 9: 8/10-8/14 (9 hours)

 This week consisted of sharing #GreatAmericanPicnic sweepstakes media through WeTransfer, and creating a recap of the event for corporate sponsors using PowerPoint. I also attended a staff meeting that focused on statistics regarding customer engagement for the Tanglewood Season. Additionally, I completed several gift transmittal forms and emailed staff members I haven't formally met.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

AFCA August 3-11

Week 14, 18 hours: This was the final week of my internship. I finished up with sending the donation solicitation letters that i started last week, and also wrote and sent follow up letters to those who have not responded to the original letters. Once this was finished, I went back to the post schedule, captions, and visuals I made early on in the internship and edited them to fit the developments made throughout the internship. This took most of the time this week, since it went through several iterations and edits before getting to the final version. I also contacted the religion department at my high school to see if they would be interested in helping with Pass My Plate, and was able to make an arrangement with the service coordinator. 

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Boston Symphony Orchestra Week 8

Week 8: 8/6-8/8 (3hrs 15min)

 This week I completed a couple more gift transmittal forms, and relocated the file. I also continued updating the #GreatAmericanPicnic recap, created a document of the winners' pictures, and made all related documents accessible on the K-Drive for the marketing team to access.

Friday, August 7, 2020


Week of Aug 1st. Did more follow up with past client's. Testimonials. Collecting.

Monday, August 3, 2020


July 20-31,  worked on compiling a list for testimonials and also worked with fellow intern on pricing for an online conference.

AFCA July 27-August 2

Week 12, 20 hours: This week continued the research and writing letters. The vast majority of this time was searching through various directories and websites to find more places to solicit donation partnerships from. The rest was spent gathering contact information for the groups on the list, and starting to write the letters to be sent to various types of groups (ex. religious organizations, secular charitable clubs). 

Friday, July 31, 2020

Boston Symphony Orchestra Week 7

Week 7: 7/27-7/31 (13hr 15min)

This week I finished editing landing webpages for Tanglewood sponsors, and started a new project of creating a recap Powerpoint for Coca-Cola for the #GreatAmericanPicnic Sweepstakes. I attended several meetings this week including a BSO staff meeting, a brainstorming meeting with the education department, with Emily to better understand gift transmittal forms/pledge forms, Alysia from telemarketing, Ellen the Director of Tanglewood, and Jesse the Senior Director of Marketing and Branding.

Monday, July 27, 2020

AFCA July 20- July 26

Week 12, 14 hours: This week continued sending letters and expanding the list of organizations to send letters requesting donations in exchange for advertising. The list is still incomplete as I will not be finished with research until the internship is over, but I found around 25 schools, groups, and religious organizations that would be good to advertise to. 

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Boston Symphony Orchestra Week 6

Week 6: 7/20-7/23 ( 8.5 hours)

This week I updated and personalized word documents to be made into webpages for major sponsors to access their benefits for the Tanglewood season. I also met with two people from the Orchestra Personnel department. Additionally, I used the 2020 Book of Lists from the Boston Business Journal website for info for another project.

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Springwood Productions

Intern report:July 13th- 19th, 4hrs worked vacation for me but had a meeting about contacting past clients for testimonials. Given names and contact info for this coming week.

AFCA July 14-19

Week 10, 11 hours: This week I made edits to the letters to food distributors, sent them, continued researching other groups to send letters to, and began compiling a list of these groups and trying to locate their contact information. I also began to search for additional news media contacts in the area, but haven't had much luck finding new ones yet. 

Friday, July 17, 2020

Boston Symphony Orchestra Week 5

Week 5: 7/13-7/17 ( 15.5 hours)

This week I focused a lot on organizing, selecting, and contacting the winners of the #GreatAmericanPicnic Sweepstakes. I also attended several staff meetings and a bunch of individual meetings to network, introduce myself, and learn more about each department's/sub-department's role within the BSO as well as get an idea of the types of projects they do. I filled out a few more gift transmittal forms, and began working on editing a webpage for sponsors to access their benefits for the Tanglewood season.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

AFCA July 7-13

Week 9, 6 hours: This week consisted of more research into groups to send information to, as well as finishing the letters to the first group of potential sponsors. I still didn't get as much done as I had hoped due to a project for an independent study course, but I'm getting back on track. 

Monday, July 13, 2020

Boston Symphony Orchestra Week 4

Week 4: 7/6-7/10 (16.5 hours)

 Throughout this week, I saved entries from the #GreatAmericanPicnic Sweepstakes into their respective folders and compiled all entries into an Excel spreadsheet. I also filled out a couple more gift transmittal forms. Additionally, I attended several meetings such as; Staff Brainstorming, Bi-Weekly Staff Meeting, Webinar on the President/CEO search. I later sent emails to staff I recently met through the meetings to introduce myself, connect with them, and learn about their departments/projects. Lastly, I learned the process on how to update/make changes to the BSO website.

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Springwood Productions

Spring wood Productions June 6th-10th , about 3hrs discussed social media for new Artist and mastering of the songs. Started vacation on Wed.

Monday, July 6, 2020

Boston Symphony Orchestra Week 3

Week 3: 6/29-7/3 (8 hours)

This week I focused on filling out pledge forms and gift transmittal forms to process donors' pledges for the upcoming fiscal year. I also completed the courses on how Tessitura is used for ticketing and all other sales. Since this week was the 4th of July, the Boston Pops held the "Salute to Our Heroes" stream. Additionally, I have started collecting submissions from the #GreatAmericanPicnic sweepstakes.

AFCA June 29-July 6

Week 8, 4 hours: I continued working on letters to potential donors and sponsors this week. I wasn't able to do as much due to a project from another LVC course. 

Friday, July 3, 2020

Springwood productions

Spring wood Productions: June 27th- July 3rd, nothing done this week on my end as they work on videos for promos. Research on new projects being done.

Monday, June 29, 2020

AFCA Hours

June 15-20, 5.5 hours: This week still consisted of researching companies to market the event to. 

June 21- 28, 9 hours: This week consisted of more research, as well as starting to write letters to certain companies to solicit donations for the event. 

Boston Symphony Orchestra Week 2

Week 2: 6/22-6/26 (21 hours)

This week involved a wider variety of tasks. I spent a lot of time taking courses and notes on how to use Tessitura, a software/network used by most performing arts organizations to manage ticketing, fundraising, customer relations, and marketing. I also attended several staff meetings and followed up with sending emails to introduce myself to any staff member I haven't met before. My most recent project is processing pledge forms from donors and filling out gift transmittal forms for the BSO's records.

Boston Symphony Orchestra Week 1

  Week 1: 6/15 - 6/19 (11 hours)

    Since this was the first week interning with the BSO, I spent time setting up my virtual desktop and work email, as well as going through shared files to familiarize myself with how the BSO organizes their files and  documents. I began working with the marketing and sponsorship departments on a project regarding their 4th of July event and #GreatAmericanPicnic sweepstakes. So far, I attended a marketing meeting, updated contracts, researched how to track user generated content, and created a spreadsheet for their historical monthly income.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Springwood Productions

Springwood Productions  6/15-25
These two weeks primarily involved more script building and working on new artist mixes. Listening and suggesting different ideas for final mastering of collection. Also, reviewing promo material.

Sunday, June 14, 2020

AFCA Hours June 8-14

Week 5: June 8- 14, 9.5 hours

     This week consisted mostly of doing research on groups and people to advertise/market the event campaign to. It's slow going since there's so many possibilities, but this week I was able to determine some organizations at LVC and possibly my former high school to try to involve in the event. I also did some minor editing to previously written content. 

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Springwood production

Intern report: Week 2 June 8-12, 8hrs, establishing scripts and wording for new promo videos. Recorded voiceover for small business video for Springwood.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

AFCA Hours for May 11- June 7

Week 1, May 11- 17: 9.5 hours

     This week consisted mostly of establishing a plan for both the internship work to be completed this summer and for the actual social media campaign to be conducted in October-November. During this week, I made a tentative posting schedule, chose topics to focus on on social media, the website, and email communications; edited work previously done for AFCA in a course taken last spring semester, and began researching potential news outlets to advertise the Pass My Plate initiative to in the fall.

Week 2, May 18- 24: 9.5 hours

     This week consisted largely of research and beginning the graphic design portion of my work. I began by finishing my research into appropriate news outlets to send information on Pass My Plate to in the fall and gathered potential contacts for each outlet. When this was complete, I began making visuals for social media posts to be posted on Instagram and possibly Facebook in the fall. I also wrote captions for these posts, and gathered information to be used in blog posts on AFCA's website.

Week 3, May 25- 31: 9.5 hours

     During this week, I continued making post visuals and captions for various topics for AFCA's Instagram and Facebook. I also gathered contact information for previous Pass My Plate participants to send marketing materials to, and started writing press releases to send to the news contacts found in the previous week. 

Week 4, June 1- 7: 10.5 hours

     This week, I began by adding to blog posts written by my supervisor. I also revised the posting schedule for October and November to reflect slight changes in ideas I have had during the past few weeks. This will likely be revised again as I continue to work. I continued making visuals and captions for social media posts. The second half of the week consisted of researching people and groups to advertise the Pass My Plate challenge to, as a way of bringing more attention to the challenge by marketing it to people with a larger social media following or a group to have sign up for the event. 

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Final update for Progressive Studios

Last week, I worked to complete some assignments that Joe had laid out for me during the COVID-19 quarantine. Joe hosted two live-streamed performances on his Facebook last month. I wrote short papers for each of them and finished researching virtual tip jars for future 'concerts.' HE also asked if I could track some bass for a disco song he wrote a while ago. I haven't gotten to this yet, but I hope Joe gets back to me about it. I worked for about 3 hours.

Monday, April 27, 2020

Progressive Studios Quarantine update (weeks 8-13)

Week 8 - Week 13
Joe and I discussed researching some topics on the internet to make up for some of the hours lost. The topics include how to set up virtual tip jars for online concerts, getting music placed on playlists (on Spotify or Apple Music), Job opportunities, and look at with other studios are doing. I also had scheduled to meet with Ryan Franz at the Abbey Bar in Harrisburg to help clean and organize the venue for a day. Other than that, my weeks have been devoid of studio work and thus gave me nothing really to update about. I had a call with Joe T today to discuss future developments and our continuing relationship. I plan on continuing to work with Fred Pellegrini and Fast Eddie on their record together, if possible.
Happy social distancing,

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Dark Tonic Week 13 (13-19)

Week: 13
Hours: 10

Polished and finished previous sfx on adjusting audio in the menu, continued organizing the audio spreadsheet but still needs more work (sorting alphabetically, fixing descriptions of sfx). Was shown how to utilize unity and reaper together to streamline the creation process of making sfx for a cutscene and further implementing it through unity. Continued to test the game to find more possibilities for sounds not already in the game.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Dark Tonic Week 12 (6-12)

Week Number: 12
Hours Worked: 13

Spent more time talking about audio implementation through unity. Finished organizing the audio section of the google drive and the master audio spreadsheet. Created SFX for adjusting audio within the games settings menu. Played through the game a few times and recorded findings on bugs, glitches, and spots where audio could be added or adjusted.

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Dark Tonic Week 11 (30-5)

Week: 11
Hours: 14

Busier week this time around as we had a lot more to cover this week. Continued organizing all recorded voice lines for one of the main playable characters along with adding processing to all of them. Updated the drive in accordance to the new processed files, making sure the names are documented properly etc. Learned more about implementation through Unity and Master Audio along with having a weekly dev meeting to review upcoming tasks.

Dark Tonic Week 10 (23-29)

Week: 10
Hours: 11

Recorded and processed SFX for reading through a diary page. Started covering the basics in implementation with Unity engine and the Master Audio plugin for Unity. Began working on organizing voice lines for one of the main characters in the game.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Dark Tonic Week 9 (16-23)

Week: 9
Hours: 6

Much slower week as the head audio dev was out for the week. Worked on recording and creating sfx for a cut scene in the beginning of the game. Still needs more work before being ready for implementation. Had a weekly dev meeting to check up on overall progress so far and assign new tasks.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Dark Tonic Week 8 (9-16)

Week: 8
Hours worked: 10

Finally finished the SFX for interaction with the key this week. The devs are satisfied with the SFX and are looking to implement it soon into the current build. Polished up older unused SFX with eq and level adjustment so they can later be implemented into the build. Recorded and finished a rough SFX for a punch whiff sound but its implementation is being pushed off to a later date to prioritize other sounds.

Monday, March 9, 2020

Week 7 at Progressive Studios

Week 7 - 28 hours total
Tuesday, March 3 - 8 hours
I cleaned for 3 hours before a client came in. Wiped windows, vacuumed and dusted everything.
Miss Senior America came in to make a CD for her to sing along with.
We had to EQ a couple of tunes and normalize them. We also had to rip a couple of songs from her laptop and then edit them, since they weren't on the CD she had originally given Joe. After a while, Fred Pellegrini came in to start setting up for a band called Fast Eddie. He was trying to get two ULN8 units to speak to each other.
Friday, March 6 - 4 hours
Checked patch bays for quality of signal. Laid down a lot of cable so Saturday's set up would be easy. Got 'fired' for not over-undering right. haha
Saturday, March 7 - 6 hours
Helped finish setting up.  Tracked full band on all 6 tunes.
Sunday, March 8 - 9 hours
Came in early to brew coffee and clean stuff up for the band. Chilled for a little bit while Fred tried to figure out (first) why Studio One wasn't opening properly and (second) had to repatch everything because the patchbay wasn't working. I got to track some guitar and bass overdubs. Fred and Keith (another producer who Fred brought in, mostly for his large selection of excellent mics) seemed to be happy with my engineering. The band also seemed to be very happy with my help (and paid me cash for it!). Overall an excellent weekend. Fred and I are going to go back in on Tuesday (tomorrow) to clean up any mess and do a little preliminary mixing.

Week 7 at Dark Tonic (2-9)

Week: 7
Hours: 12

Went through and chose/polished a number of unused SFX related to the skeleton enemies in the demo. Still working on recording sfx for interaction regarding the key, closer to the final product now but still isn't quite right. Began working on a number of combat oriented sfx for the playable character such as punching and kicking.