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Work Experience
DO YOU HAVE AMBITIONS TO WORK IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY?

WOULD YOU LIKE TO GET EXPERIENCE WORKING FOR A RECORD LABEL?
TRL MUSIC is offering a limited number of work experience placements to enthusiastic people looking to get a foot in the door in the Music Industry. Started in 2002, the programme has over 250 successful graduates to date.

Successful applicants will join the TRL Music team to work on promoting and launching new artists. At the end of placement, you will receive a personal reference from the Managing Director of TRL Music.

QUOTE FROM SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS:
"This placement was the backbone in jump-starting my Music Career. I now work for one of the Major record labels." Will B.
"I'd recommend the TRL Work Experience programme to anyone who wants to get into music industry." Becky R.
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As you are probably aware, the major record labels are faced with many difficulties whilst trying to adapt to changing habits of music lovers. TRL Music is one of a new wave of smaller online-based record labels, which primarily use the Internet to its full potential to launch and promote artists. As this is not office-based work experience, we’re able to offer a music internship programme which fits around your own time.

You will be assigned a Mentor and will carry out your project from home. Your full project brief (see The Project List below) will detail the objectives of the project, along with some industry knowledge to help get you started. The success of your project will be determined by your own enthusiasm and intuition. Please note that this is not paid work experience.

WHAT WILL I GET FROM IT?
If you are successful, you will receive the following from the project:

  • A greatly enhanced CV!
  • Knowledge of how the Music Industry works.
  • Regular contact with your Mentor at TRL Music who works in the industry.
  • The satisfaction of being part of the launch of a new artist.
  • For successful projects, a personal Reference from the Head of TRL Music, which you can use for future job applications in the Music Industry.

    WHAT WILL BE EXPECTED OF ME?

  • Enthusiasm
  • A Passion for Music
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • Ability to managed your own time and deliver on tight deadlines
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to think outside the box
  • The reality that you have to work hard to succeed in the Music Industry. If you think it will be easy, don't waste your time applying!

    COULD I GET A JOB WITH TRL MUSIC AT THE END OF THE PROJECT?
    We cannot guarantee this, but successful projects could open doors for you.

    DOES IT MATTER WHERE I AM BASED?
    Our artists have an international presence so we welcome applicants from around the world.

    I’M INTERESTED – TELL ME MORE…
    You’ve read this far, so we’ve assumed you have already met the first two criteria:

  • I love music
  • I want to gain work experience in the Music Industry

    To ensure you would get the most out of the experience, make sure you can answer YES to the following:

  • I have a minimum of 25 hours spare per week during a three-month period.
  • I am 18 years old or over.
  • I have access to a PC and the Internet, and have my own e-mail address.

    Finally, we feel it is important that you like the music of the Artist you will be involved in promoting. If you do, your enthusiasm for the music will show through when you promote it. Take a listen to some of the tracks of our artists and tell us who you like and why.

    THE PROJECT LIST
    We have a number of projects focusing in the following areas:

    Artist Promotion & Marketing

  • Local / National Radio promotion (Play List)
  • Internet Radio promotion
  • Online Music Site promotion
  • Club DJ’s promotion
  • Music Magazine promotion
  • Music for TV Adverts
  • Record Plugger
  • Press & Public Relations (PR)
  • Promotion and placement of Press Releases

    Artist Web Site Promotion

  • Developing Web Site content
  • Search Engine Optimisation
  • Building a Discussion Forum
  • Building Artists Mailing List

    Design

  • Album / EP Cover Artwork
  • Artist Branding (Logos/ Image)
  • Web Site Design

    Technical

  • Web Site Development

    WHEN DOES THE WORK EXPERIENCE RUN FROM?
    We have a number of projects available, which start at different times. In order to make the programme as flexible as possible for successful applicants, we can usually work your project around when you can start. It is important however to apply as soon as possible, as spaces are limited.

    WHAT DO I DO NEXT?
    To apply, please send an e-mail to workexp@trlmusic.com, (addressed to Sima, Work Experience Programme), covering the following points:

    1) A brief description of why you would like to be considered for the Work Experience programme.
    2) The project area which most interests you and why.
    3) Any skills or experience you have that you feel is relevant.
    4) If you could spend the day with one of your musical icons to learn from them, who would you choose?
    5) When you can start.
    6) Where you found out about the programme.
    7) Your age, postal address and CV.

    Good luck with your application. We will contact you back typically within seven days.

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