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Sonicbids 2021 Remote Summer Internship

Backstage, New York, NY

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At Backstage, we're focused on providing the best career platform and marketplace to match performing artists (actors, models, dancers and musicians) with talent seekers.

Established in 2001 Sonicbids became a pioneer in music representation on the internet. Sonicbids provides a suite of tools and resources that connect musicians with promoters, venue owners, and great music opportunities all over the world. With over 500,000 bands on our platform we are the #1 spot for artists and talent seekers. 

The development team at Sonicbids is tasked with advancing our platform through partnerships, events and development of the product itself. We brainstorm ways that we can help our bands and promoters better execute live music events. We also continually foster outreach to music venues and other performance spaces to adopt our platform as their go-to source for booking talent. 

Our interns will gain valuable knowledge of how a music technology platform runs while gaining exposure to the following areas marketing, data analytics, sponsorship, festival organization, and social media. You can expect daily research into venues, brands, bands, auxiliary gig opportunities and more.  Planning and execution of monthly/quarterly projects is a key component to the success of our team. You will work on a variety of projects from event production, sponsorships research and obtaining opportunities and gigs for our clients, the bands. 

Important Notes:
* This position complies with DOL guidelines for internships. The internship is for academic credit/unpaid and will require approximately 10-15 hours per week for Fall/Spring and 20-24 hours per week for Summer.
* Submissions only reviewed that include a LinkedIn profile
* Internship is 12-16 weeks dependent on school requirements

Gig/Responsibilities:

Support the team in various administrative duties
Schedule meetings and outreach campaigns to music festivals, promoters, venues and more. 
Gather leads and create Excel/Google spreadsheets for outreach 

Requirements:

Obtaining an undergraduate or graduate degree in communications, marketing, business, music, etc.
You MUST be able to receive college credit in order to interview for this position. 
You MUST be able to interview in person. Skype interviews not permitted. 
You MUST be able to get to Brooklyn twice/week. Living in/near Brooklyn/NYC is key. (THIS IS NOT RELEVANT DURING THE 2020 COVID PANDEMIC - Our Internship program is remote until further notice)
Knowledge of Google Sheets and Excel
Interest in music/live events

Backstage, LLC, is the leading career platform for performing arts industries. We are currently composed of two brands: Backstage.com, for acting; and Sonicbids.com, for music -- with plans to launch additional verticals organically and through acquisition. Nowhere else will you find the same combination of startup energy and entertainment industry creativity atop the solid foundation of an established, profitable and fast-growing business.

We are a close knit, agile team of 60 that is supporting the performing arts industry through comprehensive research, technical innovation, and product development. At the heart of our success and growth resides a group of performing arts lovers, hardcore technologists, writers, marketers, and product designers who share a tight bond and believe that collaboration creates a better experience for our users (and team).
Backstage, LLC, is the leading platform in creative talent placement. We are currently composed of two brands: Backstage.com, for actors; and Sonicbids.com, for musicians -- with plans to launch additional verticals organically and through acquisition. Nowhere else will you find the same combination of startup energy and entertainment industry creativity atop the solid foundation of an established but small and fast-growing business with decades of success in our industry.

We are a close knit, agile team that is disrupting the creative talent placement industry through technical innovation, product design and a solid business model. At the heart of our success and growth resides a group of hardcore technologists, writers, marketers, and product designers who share a tight bond and believe that collaboration creates a better experience for our users.

We offer benefits including health insurance (vision and dental available), 401K, and tickets/tuition for select conferences/courses.

About Backstage

Our Story For over 50 years, Backstage has been the most trusted place for actors and performers to find jobs and career advice, and for casting professionals and talent seekers to find the right performers for their projects. Today, Backstage is the largest online casting platform in the United States, with over 4,000 roles posted every week, and over 100,000 members building their careers on the platform. Casting professionals can take advantage of sophisticated application management tools to make the job of finding the perfect performer a breeze. At Backstage, a team of casting experts review each casting notice posted to ensure the quality and legitimacy of the project, and to quickly reject any illegitimate listings. No other casting service takes the steps we do to protect performers. We take the safety and privacy of our members seriously, with the customer success team always available to respond to any questions or issues you may have on your journey as a performer.

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