Recording Industry Career Fair draws over 30 reps

Mass Comm’s main street was packed the morning of April 7 with booths from multiple music companies – Sony/SATV Music Publishing, Music City Roots and SESAC, just to name a few – for Recording Industry’s annual Career Fair.

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A Recording Industry student signs up for an internship for the Dark Horse Institute in Nashville.

More than 30 company representatives from various segments of the music industry were on hand to network with students and explore opportunities for employment and internship. The companies participating in this year’s career fair were: A&R Consultants, AristoMedia, Black River Entertainment, Bruce Phillips Law, Compass Records Group, Crowdsurf, Dark Horse Studios, Foothill Entertainment Group, Hippie Radio, HoriPro Entertainment, Huntsman Entertainment, IEBA, Metro Parks Department, Mix 92.9 and JACK-FM, MTSU Career Development Center, Music City Roots, Music Services, MV2 Entertainment, Rare Spark Media, SESAC, SOLID, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Sweetwater Sound Inc., Ten Ten Music Group, The Collective, The Recording Academy, Tennessee Association of Broadcasters, Touring Career Workshop, Vector Management, WMOT-FM, Words and Music Administration and World Outreach Worship.

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The SOLID expert panel on branding and sponsorships drew a crowd.

Later that afternoon, a series of guest panels were held in Comm 101, featuring topics from sponsorships and branding to live entertainment to audio software. The Society of Leaders in Development (SOLID), GRAMMYU and Sweetwater hosted the panels filled with experts who gave students a look at some different career paths and new technical aspects of recording.

Bryan Ros, a recording industry public relations major, was one of the hundreds of students who met with company representatives and attended the panels. “You hear all the time … that it’s important to network with industry professionals and to get out there,” Ros said. “And some people can’t commute to Nashville every day, but [career fair] brings it to us. It’s a great opportunity for students.”

Professor Odie Blackmon, who heads the Commercial Songwriting concentration, created a video showcasing both industry professionals and students talking about their experience at the Career Fair. Watch it by clicking here.

For more information about MTSU’s Recording Industry, click here.

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