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Business Affairs Intern - Spring 2018

Alfred  Music  Publishing, a world leading music publisher located in Van Nuys, California,  is  offering an  internship  in  our  Business  Affairs  department.  Business  Affairs  handles  transactional  legal  issues,  licensing,  permission, contracts,  and  complex  copyright  and  trademark  issues. 

Interns usually spend between 10-20  hours  per  week, depending upon what their school requires for the internship.  Interns  will  be exposed to projects  from  Business  Affairs  and  closely "shadow" the  manager  and  team  members  from  the  Business  Affairs  department. Exact schedule of the internship is arranged between student and Business Affairs Manager, and will accommodate student's class schedule. We offer a casual dress but professional office environment where our mission is to help people learn, teach, and play music.

This  position  is  ideal  for  a student looking  to  explore  the  legal/licensing/permissions/copyrights  side  of  the  music  industry as a career.

This non-paid internship is offered every semester  for  Academic  Credit  or school's internship certificate programs only. 

The  professionals  at  Alfred  spend  quality  time  with  our  interns  in  order  to  maximize  their  learning  experience. No "errand-running" internships here!  Insteak, hands-on training in many areas of the department.  

Subject areas to be learned include  (but  are  not  limited  to):

  • Learning how to research publisher information  for  third  party  songs.
  • Learning to research websites who are infringing on copyrights.
  • Learning to handle licensing royalty payments.
  • Student will participate in/observe Business Affairs/Royalties meetings.
  • Student will gain exposure  to  copyright,  contract,  and  other  Business  Affairs  issues.

The student will use their knowledge of fundamental  PC  operations  including  Microsoft  Word,  Excel, Outlook, general  music  industry  business  concepts, and communication skills.

Each resume will be reviewed and we will call student candidates to arrange interviews. Internship is granted based on student's demonstrated interest in the learning opportunity as outlined above and degree to which student's background, experiences, and educational path align with the learning opportunity.

** Please note, this Internship is appropriate for undergraduate students ** 


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