My Internship Experience

alexmayIn my almost three months interning at Ticket Alternative, I’ve been fortunate enough to participate in the Atlanta music scene. Working mostly on Atlanta Music Guide, I’ve conducted several interviews with solo artists and bands alike, and had the opportunity to talk with musicians about their lives both on and off the road. A musician myself, I’ve always found it fascinating how much work goes into creating music,  touring all over the world, and developing a fan base. The artists that I talked to all shared a similar excitement, and I tried to capture that enthusiasm to show it to the readers of the site.

I’ve always heard that in the music industry, it’s all about who you know, and this internship gave me an inside look at why that is. Being in a network of people who support music is a gift, and everyone that I’ve met while working here was willing to share that passion. Being able to participate in this showed me the importance of keeping in touch with those around you, and how far your willingness to help out can take you. Even something as small as a single Tweet can go a long way in showing an artist that you’re paying attention, and seeing their excitement at that response makes it all worthwhile.

It’s been a great few months here at Ticket Alternative, and I’ve learned a lot about an industry that always seemed so intimidating from the outside. Talking with artists I look up to, working with people that have the same interest, and being in a welcoming atmosphere all contributed to a very enjoyable internship, and I look forward to seeing where the skills I’ve learned here will take me next.

-Alex May



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