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Working for the music: My internship at Warner Bros. Records

March 7, 2011

headertreehouse1 Working for the music: My internship at Warner Bros. Records

Darius Bradley (@DatManager on Twitter) is a student at New York City’s Institute of Audio Research. Today he talks to us about his internship at Warner Bros. Records.

darius Working for the music: My internship at Warner Bros. Records

Darius Bradley (@DatManager)

A general day at Warner Bros. Records is vast, and commands a lot of common sense. Getting to the office in New York City in the heart of where business takes place, I come in three days a week at 10:30 a.m. — and I waste no time.

I have to gather information from radio stations around the country about songs we’re pushing for our current artists. I send out CD’s, posters and prizes to regional directors. My position also deals with scanning important documents, introducing myself to other interns around the building and e-mailing constantly to let people know when I’m busy and not at my desk.

Some days, projects do get handed to me to come up with ideas for major artists on our label. I do have some typical intern responsibilities such as getting coffee and food in the morning for the head of promotions, but as soon as that’s done, I’m right back to getting my hands-on experience.

I do a lot of radio-related things online such as looking up DJ’s and researching how many spins our records are getting. My day comes to a close at 6 p.m., and after all that work, I’m pretty beat — but I have school right afterwards. I’m young, and being tired is not an option.

To close, my internship in the promotions department is one that I don’t take for granted, and I am very blessed to have the opportunity that has been given to me.

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Sharon Jackson March 9, 2011 at 7:31 am

im very excited for you! hope u will have a succesfull future in everything that u can see is possible! Bec ause evrything is possible in my eyes! gd luck and keep rising to no end! im a friend of fawn’s, and everything she does is

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Ransom Razina July 3, 2011 at 9:19 am

How did you get this internship??

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Gram July 3, 2011 at 3:52 pm

Fabulous, just fabulous!!!!! How wonderfully proud we are of you. Keep it going.

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Darius Bradley August 21, 2011 at 8:45 pm

@Ranson hello! apply at http://www.wmg.com and look for the internship button. I actually got my interview from my friend. Its all about who you know in this industry.

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Kerri October 7, 2011 at 8:03 am

Hi Darius! I'm actually in the process of sending out my resume to Warner through a connection I have in LA. Any recommendations for the resume, cover letter or interview process? I'm nervous that I'm going to do something to somehow mess it all up! Thanks for your help! :)

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Darius Bradley April 5, 2012 at 6:52 pm

Hello Kerri,

As i am just seeing this, you can contact me via twitter @IAMDarius6 I can help you out. Talk with you soon!

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Kelsea Knight March 14, 2013 at 5:59 pm

Hi Darius,
My name is Kelsea and I am currently a freshman Media Comp major at California State Northridge right outside L.A. And I'm looking into Warner Bros internships for any opportunities to learn about the music business and music writing industry. Your article is inspiring and it sounds like something I'd be a me to do and be passionate about while getting more industry experience first hand. I'd love to pick your brain About how you acquired this position! Are there opportunities to work with music composers and shadow them?
Sincerely , Kelsea

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