Sunday, February 28, 2021

Pillar+Aught Week 4

Week 4 2/22 - 2/28

My fourth week interning with Pillar+Aught consisted of new research projects.  I researched tourism revenue and local artist management companies.

Final Focus Productions, week 4

Monday: Team meeting (via Zoom).  Discussed the calendar for the next few months and what I'd be doing.  I'll be doing all the driving since Steve's still recovering from surgery.  (2 hrs)

Wednesday: Drove to Steve's church in Carlisle to see how he runs the livestreams.  Loaded up Steve's gear into his car.  Drove to PWW for a meeting about their project, which we'll be filming in March/April.  (4 hrs)

Thursday: Dropped off Steve's equipment and picked up equipment for the AEAP shoot.  Met videographer at the AEAP shoot and set up greenscreen, lights, audio, video.  Observed shoot.  Tore down set.  Took Steve's equipment back to storage.  Afterwards, Steve gave me a demonstration of his file structure on Dropbox and introduced me to HubSpot and Screenlight.  Talked about the plan for editing the AEAP project.  (5 hrs)

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Pillar+Aught Week 3

Week 3 2/15 - 2/21

My third week interning with Pillar+Aught consisted of 2 new research projects.  I researched international visas and product placement. In addition, I collect agreement examples.  

Friday, February 19, 2021

Final Focus Productions, week 3

Haven't done any work for FFP yet, Steve's recovering from knee surgery.  Art scheduled a meeting for Monday morning to talk about what we're going to be doing in the next few months.  I've been mostly bothering Steve and working on my church's livestreaming setup for the last couple weeks, as well as filming B-roll for church livestream functions.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Trumpet Gurus week 3

This week I listened to the week previous podcast, and pulled a highlight clip for a different video. Also started working on music for the intro and outro of the podcast. Working in Ableton Live. 9 hours approximate 

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Pillar+Aught Week 2

Week 2 2/8 - 2/14

My second week interning with Pillar+Aught consisted of new research projects.  In addition, I had an introduction meeting at the end of the week with a client of Pillar+Aught.  

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Pillar+Aught Week 1

Week 1 2/1 - 2/7

My first week interning with Pillar+Aught started off with meeting my internship supervisor.  My supervisor had assigned me multiple research projects with topics that included letters of intent, fair use, social media broadcast guidelines, royalties, etc.  I am very excited to work with Pillar+Aught!

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Angry Mob Music, LLC Week 15

Week 15 11/30 - 12/6 (19.5 hours)

During my last week interning with Angry Mob Music, LLC I had several different tasks including pulling statements, checking and fixing registrations, editing the Music Maestro import sheet, and some songs tagging.  In addition, I attended a few meetings.  I am excited to be joining the Angry Mob team on a part-time basis until the spring semester starts!

Monday, November 30, 2020

RDSD Publishing Week #14 (11/22 - 11/30)

Week #14: 11/22 - 11/30 (10 hours 30 minutes)

For my last week of internship work, I sent Sherri and Brian the procedures for using Music Supervisor which is quite a process from adding the artist and album to uploading the music itself to putting in the metadata for each song. Yet, there were some helpful hacks to make the process go much smoother by the end. Then, I went back into Music Supervisor and added more songs in there and updated CODA to show that those songs were added into Music Supervisor. 

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Angry Mob Music, LLC Week 14

Week 14 11/23 - 11/24 (7 hours)

During my fourteenth week interning with Angry Mob Music, LLC I finished formatting over 100 song lyric sheets for different Angry Mob clients.  The business closed for the holiday on Wednesday for the rest of the week. 

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