Call For Interns - June 16, 2014
Brassland is always looking for qualified interns with a strong interest in the music industry. Our interns gain first hand experience in the label side of things with the possibility of experience in publishing and management.
All positions are unpaid.
Must live in the greater New York area for the duration of internship.
Must be available for at least two full days a week
Must be in at least junior year of college
Submit resume AND cover letter to glenn AT brassland DOT org with the subject line: “I WANT TO BE AN INTERN OR HELPER PERSON! (______ season)”:
Spring Internship: Jan – mid May
Resume submissions due December 1
Summer Internship: mid May – late Aug
Resume submissions due April 1
Fall Internship: Sept – Dec
Resume submissions due August 1
- Your top 5 all time favorite records
- 5 most recent concerts attended
- A favorite or funniest YouTube video
(Don't worry - we won't judge you...much.)
- Duties vary based on your expertise (writing, programming, etc.). It will almost definitely include packing vinyl and CDs — and updating websites.
- Previous interns have gone on to bright futures as employees and freelancers here & at other music-related companies
Demonstrate your genius in (1) blogging, (2) Soundcloud, (3) Bandcamp, (4) Flickr, (5) YouTube, (6) Tumblr, (7) MyShopify or (8) some crazy internet thing we've never heard of. (Nothing dirty, please.)
If you can do all that, you're hired!
Bryce's big year, MusicNOW is BBC 6Music's 'compilation of the week' - May 04, 2016
Think about label co-founder Bryce Dessner's achievements over the past 365 days and it's easy to see he's had what you call 'a banner year': music festivals built around his extended artistic family in Cork, Ireland and Minneapolis, Minnesota - new compositions premiering at the New York City Ballet and LA Philharmonic - his first major Hollywood film score for The Revenant - and, last but not least, the 10th anniversary of MusicNOW, the intimate festival he curates each year in The National's hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio. Speaking of which, we had a happy & unexpected bit of ....continue....
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The Gloaming release 2, top Irish charts, tour USA - March 21, 2016
"In a conundrum to cause maths teachers everywhere to break out in hives, 2 has proven bigger than 25, as The Gloaming knock Adele off the top of the Irish charts," wrote Hot Press Magazine last week. Yep that's right The Gloaming's sophomore album has topped the Irish album record sales charts, beating out more familiar pop contenders like Justin Bieber, The 1975 and, yes, even Adele. We were as gobsmacked as anybody when we saw this report. A lot of crazy things have happened to Brassland artists over the years: opening slots on R.E.M. tours, hang ....continue....
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OP-ED: Oscars's music controversy & the dumbing of America - February 29, 2016
After last night's Oscar broadcast, one of the label's co-founders Alec Hanley Bemis wrote a thing about the f**ked-upness of the Oscars' relationship to music in 2016 — and posted it to Brassland's F'book page. Alec has some strong opinions on the matter, having met Elliott Smith in 2000, soon after Smith's own Oscar appearance changed the singer-songwriter's life—for better & worse. And it feels relevant to post here seeing as two of our artists & two mentors/friends of the label were caught up in the competitive scrum of the Academy Awards this year. (To reel '....continue....Tweet
Bowie Bonds playlist, Doveman covers "Lazarus" - January 22, 2016
Almost two weeks after David Bowie's passing, the Brassland community is still grieving. Let us be the first to acknowledge that, duh, Bowie occupied a far more widescreen canvas than we could ever hope to. Everyone from his peerless peers like Brian Eno to the artists we grew up with like Trent Reznor to contemporaries who thrill & infuriate us like Kanye West have marked his passing in the social media medium. Unlike another recent legend's passing, we and our roster didn't have a particularly personal relationship with Bowie or his music -- Bowie having been off-the-musical scene ....continue....
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