A Day in The Life of an Intern at Loud ‘N’ Proud

We caught up with Paddy from Loud ‘N’ Proud

The Big Music Project has part-funded several music industry internships. The aim is to inspire and create incredible opportunities for young people across the country who want to get into the music business.

We’re sitting down with each of our interns to find out how they’re getting on. Here’s Paddy who has been working as an intern at Loud ‘n’ Proud.

Paddy

Hey Paddy, thanks for joining us.

No, thank you, Big Music.

So, how long have you been in your role for?

I’ve been on the job for just under three months now. It’s flown by!

It certainly has. What’s the first thing you do when you get into the office?

Usually, check my emails, grab a coffee and make a quick plan for the day.

Sounds like a good place to start. Talk us through your day-to-day tasks.

Day to day, I stay on top of social media, generate web content, book customers in for lessons and even give them advice. I’ve also been working on creating a youth music network for Renfrewshire called ‘Keep It Loud’ and that has required a lot of research into what resources we have in the area for young people and what opportunities there might be to create more.

Oh, that’s awesome. Well done! What’s your favourite thing you do each day?

I definitely like the social aspect of the job. You always get to meet new people, musicians, members of the community and other professionals.

Tell us about projects you’ve worked on and what you liked and didn’t like about them?

I’ve really enjoyed working on ‘Keep It Loud’ and finding out what Paisley has to offer in terms of the music scene. Also, I’ve been working on ‘The Bungalow Musical’, which will be showing in Paisley Town Hall between March 1st and 3rd.

What have you learnt about the world of work?

Really obvious stuff like time management and how important it is to stay on top of your workload. My girlfriend has got me into using Wunderlist which is really useful.

What advice would you give to other people looking to apply for internships?

Even if you’re not sure it’s for you, it’s certainly worth looking into. I’d also advise that if you’re lucky enough to secure an internship, be conscious that you have taken the opportunity from hundreds of other people, so appreciate it. It’s really not just a job for the sake of having a job.

That’s right! What do you want to do next?

I’m a musician but haven’t been active in music recently. This internship has really helped me get back into it, so it would be good to start putting on gigs again.

Awesome. In an ideal world, where will you be in five years’ time? 

I want to run a not-for-profit record label, but who knows?

Sounds good. Good luck Paddy!

Thanks, Big Music!

Just like Paddy, if you are passionate about getting your foot in the door of the creative industries, check out our News board for hints and tips on making those first steps.

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