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.
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.