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Journal of the Music & Entertainment Industry Educators Association

Volume 10, Number 1 (2010)

Timothy L. Channell
Radford University

Dennis M. Anderson
Marshall University


Can a virtual internship provide a truly educational experience compared to a traditional, on location internship? Does a student in a remote area of the country have to accept that not being close to a music center precludes them from an internship with a major music corporation? This paper examines internships within the music industry and, specifically, artist and repertoire internships. Traditional internships often require a student to move to one of the core music business locations to have a viable internship with a major corporation.  However, the available technology creates the opportunity for a virtual internship to be successful with similar learning experience. Key components to a good internship are outlined in this paper, which concludes with a case study.

Keywords: Music industry, internship, virtual internship, artist and repertoire, A&R

Channell, Timothy L., and Dennis M. Anderson. “Creating Virtual Internships in the Music Business.” Journal of the Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association 10, no. 1 (2010): 173-183.

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