Sunday, November 22, 2020

Angry Mob Music, LLC Week 13

Week 13 11/16 - 11/22 (24 hours)

During my thirteenth week interning with Angry Mob Music, LLC I attended a couple meetings.  I checked more registration statuses for songs.  In addition, I collected information for registrations that needed to be corrected.  I formatted over 100 song lyric sheets for different Angry Mob clients.

Saturday, November 21, 2020

RDSD Publishing Week #13 (11/15 - 11/21)

Week #13: 11/15 - 11/21 (10 hours 30 minutes)

My big task for this week was to add some songs to Music Supervisor which is another licensing platform that is a bit more exclusive as every song has to be approved. At first, O had a bit of difficulty working with the website as it is a bit less user friendly than Songtradr. However, after getting in more songs that Sherri's assistant gave me, I started to get the hang of it. I was able to get all the songs into Music Supervisor in 3 days and then I listened to some songs from RDSD's new acquisition and then I wrote up the procedures of how to work Music Supervisor so that when one of them has to put in new music, they know what they need to do. I also updated the pitches from Songtradr on CODA as there were a lot of notifications again this week. The last thing I did was start the document for the VALE Publishing tasks for Spring 2021 which includes how to work with the new SoundExchange feature of adding songs without using a spreadsheet.

Friday, November 20, 2020

Circle World Arts (11/15-11/21)

This week, I dedicated 15 hours to blog production.

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Circle World Arts (11/08-11/14)

This week, I dedicated 15 hours to blog production and research.

Angry Mob Music, LLC Week 12

Week 12 11/9 - 11/15 (19 hours)

During my twelfth week interning with Angry Mob Music, LLC I continued submitting songs to Angry Mob's publishing administration system.  I am continuing to find ISRC#s for a long list of released songs.  I completed a few abstract tasks.  Throughout the week, I attended a couple meetings. 

Saturday, November 14, 2020

RDSD Publishing Week #12 (11/8 - 11/14)

Week #12: 11/8 - 11/14 (7 hours)

This week has been nothing short of a learning curve getting back into the swing of things since getting home. We had our usual one-on-one and team meetings this week which were very helpful thanks to the new Google Doc we have to keep ourselves on track. This week, I started up with Music Supervisor which is slowly coming along at the moment but I will be picking up steam. I was able to upload all the WAV files needed for that and I just have to register them one by one. Having done one already, I quickly realized that I'm really gonna need a way to make the process go a lot quicker. It isn't as user friendly as Songtradr but I will come up with a system to make putting the songs in there much quicker (one song took me 45 minutes more or less). I'm sure our next one-on-one will be very helpful with getting that situated going forward.

SMP #11

My work this week consisted of editing two podcast episodes and attending a couple meetings. 15 hours.

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Circle World Arts (11/1-11/7)

This week, I dedicated 15 hours to blog production.

Angry Mob Music, LLC Week 11

Week 11 11/2 - 11/8 (21 hours)

During my eleventh week interning with Angry Mob Music, LLC I continued with my new project of submitting songs to Angry Mob's publishing administration system.  I also looked for a few ISRC#s for a client's released songs.  In addition, I had a few abstract tasks.  Throughout the week, I attended a couple meetings. 

SMP #10

This week  I had a standard amount of editing work. We had more recording sessions than usual however to prepare for the holiday season, the election facilitated this process by providing a lot of good comedic material. 15 hours.

Saturday, November 7, 2020

RDSD Publishing Week #11 (11/1 - 11/7)

Week #11: 11/1 - 11/7 (5 hours)

This week was a shorter week since I had to pack up my room to move off-campus for the rest of the semester. However, I was able to have my usual one-on-one with Sherri to catch up and figure out the game plan for the week. Even though I wasn't at the team meeting due to my performance in the LVC Students in Recital, I was able to give my updates for the week to the team via email. After that, I finished entering Egon songs into Music Fortress and I read some more emails about updates to the CODA software and the Google Doc we would use to show our updates for the week so we could all stay on the same page and keep ourselves on track going forward. 

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Circle World Arts (10/25-10/31)

This week, I dedicated 15 hours to blog production.

Angry Mob Music, LLC Week 10

Week 10 10/26 - 11/1 (24 hours)

During my tenth week interning with Angry Mob Music, LLC I continued with my new project of submitting songs to Angry Mob's publishing administration system.  I also looked for a few ISRC#s for a client's released songs.  I also received a few reports to compare.  Throughout the week, I attended several meetings. 

Saturday, October 31, 2020

RDSD Publishing Week #10 (10/25 - 10/31)

Week #10: 10/25 - 10/31 (12 hours 30 minutes)

This week, I only had our weekly team meeting but I was able to get a lot done this week. My main tasks this week was to finish up the Egon song tasks I had yet to complete (complete and send lyric docs to Brian and add songs to Music Fortress) and then go through Songtradr and plug in the ISRCs and ISWCs. I was doing this previously but we realized that my method of going about it was taking longer than usual to go through each letter section on Songtradr. However, Sherri was kind enough to provide me a PDF of all of the songs from CODA so that I didn't have to keep two webpages open at the same time which would've taken much more time. I have gotten much more on a roll this week and I am excited to finally get back into the swing of things despite knowing this coming week is the last week we will be on campus.

SMP #9

This week, in efforts to prepare for the holiday season, I had to prepare extra episodes for release because it becomes more of a challenge to schedule guests during or around holidays. 17 hours.

Monday, October 26, 2020

SMP #8

This week was the same as most other weeks, I remotely attended a recording session and mixed/edited two podcast episodes. 15 hours.

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Angry Mob Music, LLC Week 9

Week 9 10/19 - 10/25 (24.5 hours)

During my ninth week interning with Angry Mob Music, LLC I continued with some older projects and started a new one. I collected some missing info as well as changed some old info for older projects.  In addition, I created a few more abstracts.  My new project involved collecting information to submit it to Angry Mob's publishing administration system.  I also imported several new songs from a new writer onto the tracking sheet.

Saturday, October 24, 2020

RDSD Publishing Week #9 (10/18 - 10/24)

Week #9: 10/18 - 10/24 (6 hours 35 minutes)

This week, on top of my meetings for this week, I have started working on a new acquisition that's mainly under RDSD Publishing so I had to learn about how to go about it looking at it as solely RDSD Publishing rather than RDSD and VALE which I have been used to already. I also had to add some songs for Egon and the Slimers to Songtradr which wasn't too bad and it will help me going forward to the CODA entries I need to complete and the Music Fortress entries I need to complete as well. I also chipped away at updating songs on Songtradr to include ISWCs if need be which hasn't been terrible but it takes a little bit of time which I am okay with. I know that I'm getting myself back into a swing of things slowly but surely which is a good thing but I hope this coming week will be much better.

Sunday, October 18, 2020

SMP #7

This week I continued my usual task of editing podcasts, I edited two instead of one this week. I also attended back to back meetings to discuss goals, first as a company then as a team. 17 hours.

Angry Mob Music, LLC Week 8

Week 8 10/12 - 10/18 (21 hours)

My eighth week interning with Angry Mob Music, LLC was a continuation of some projects from last week.  I finished with the Metadata Tagging Project and checked registrations for a few more Angry Mob songs.  I had a Synch Project where I organized contact information by various filters.  In addition, I compared reports to make sure there weren't any discrepancies.

RDSD Publishing Week #8 (10/11 - 10/17)

Week #8: 10/11 - 10/17 (8 hours 55 minutes)

This week was another slow week but I was able to use SoundExchange's manual entry feature for the first time and I went through to classify songs on Songtradr for the first time as well. I also started up on my very first acquisition for the company so it'll be a very interesting endeavor but this week, I mostly checked Songtradr for any notifications about leads and plugged in ISWCs for an artist's songs that were needed to be classified and uploaded.

Friday, October 16, 2020

Circle World Arts (10/11-10/17)

This week, I dedicated 15 hours to researching, creating, editing, and publishing blog content.

Sunday, October 11, 2020

SMP #6

This week I worked on editing two podcast episodes in addition to remotely attending the recording session for next weeks episodes. 15 hours.

Circle World Arts (10/04-10/10)

This week, I have dedicated 15 hours towards content creation for the blog. 

Saturday, October 10, 2020

RDSD Publishing Week #7 (10/4 - 10/10)

Week #7: 10/4 - 10/10 (5 hours)

This week was a bit more of a struggle for me since my physical and mental health were not in a great place but I managed to do a little bit of work despite the circumstances. I had my usual one-on-one and team meetings this week along with an additional meeting with Brian to go through how to add ISWCs and edit songs on Songtradr. I managed to get the PRO Clearance for Shawn's single "Bored" and it went live yesterday which was great and I chipped at some more Songtradr leads notifications that popped up throughout the week. I know this week is going to be a matter of catching up on the other tasks I was given and it'll be a challenge to get back into the swing of things but I'm not giving up.

Angry Mob Music, LLC Week 7

Week 7 10/5 - 10/11 (14 hours)

My seventh week interning with Angry Mob Music, LLC wasn't too busy.  I started a Metadata Tagging Project where I collected metadata for songs in Angry Mob's catalogue.  In addition, I checked registrations for a few songs that Angry Mob admins.  I also did a couple side abstract tasks.  I attended 2 team meetings this week.

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Angry Mob Music, LLC Week 6

Week 6 9/28-10/4 (29 hours)

My sixth week interning with Angry Mob Music, LLC consisted of one larger project.  I was asked to collect ISRCs for all the songs that were missing one.  I used both Angry Mob's internal sheets, SoundExchange, and the PRO databases to find the information.  It took me all week to finish this project.  I did a couple side abstract tasks here and there when asked.

Circle World Arts Week #5 (09/27-10/03)

This week, we met as a team to brainstorm ideas for the company as well as presenting prepared content ideas for our social media. We worked on a post schedule and decided who would be working on what aspect of social media. I started to research the topics to write blog posts. I contributed 15 hours this week towards my internship.

Saturday, October 3, 2020

SMP #5

This week I edited a new podcast episode in addition to remotely attending the recording session. 10 hours.

RDSD Publishing Week #6 (09/27 - 10/3)

Week #6: 9/27 - 10/3 (7 hours 45 minutes)

This week, I completed the back work of Shawn's acquisition in CODA and Music Fortress along with editing the HTML file to include his single on there. After that, I worked on the last step I needed to complete for the reversion we were doing by going onto Music Reports and Harry Fox (two sites I had yet to use) to access the codes that are associated with the composer's compositions. It was really cool getting to finally work with those sites and see how they worked as I only just heard about them in my classes. Once I got the codes, I created two notices that will be sent out to them to revert the rights back to the composer. Finally, I was given some tasks regarding educating myself about the MLC by going on their website to see what their process is from making an account to getting statements for royalties and then, I watched a webinar about what they're doing within the next few months and then in 2021 and beyond along with the preparations going into it both on the backend and with the involvement of the publishers and administrators using their services. I look forward to seeing where the MLC goes from here and what RDSD Publishing and I will do in our efforts to continue our prep with the MLC. 

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Angry Mob Music, LLC Week 5

Week 5 9/21-9/27 (23 hours)

My fifth week interning with Angry Mob Music, LLC consisted of a few meetings to ask questions and get some clarifications.  I worked on a few different projects including working with contracts and abstracts, researching synch commercial information, transferring information into DISCO, and checking registrations.  I also attended the CCC meeting on Friday. 

Circle World Arts Week #4 (09/20-09/26)

This week, I wrote another blog post for our blog. I continued to research MailChimp email marketing strategies and worked on a test run for a newsletter campaign. I also created content for our Instagram to be posted next week.

SMP #4

This week I spent time editing another podcast and also assisted in revising an equipment upgrade list. My work also consisted of revising past podcasts to make appropriate for the new broadcasting network. 19 hours.

RDSD Publishing Week #5 (9/20 - 9/26)

Week #5: 9/20 - 9/26 (8 hours 50 minutes)

This week, I had my usual one-on-one with Sherri and our team meeting this week. We continued through the Glen Morgan reversion and Shawn Mathews' acquisition while checking Songtradr for updates about the pitches we have for the RDSD Catalog. However, the newest thing I got to learn this week is working with HTML files. This week, I worked on deleting the reverted artist's compositions but it will help knowing I will work on these more in the coming week.

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 - 9/19)

Week #4: 9/14 - 9/19 (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.