A Day in The Life of an Intern at Rich Mix

We caught up with Fred who has been interning at Rich Mix.

A Day in The Life of an Intern at Rich Mix

Fred Rich Mix

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 Fred who has been working as an intern at Rich Mix, London.

Hey Fred! How is everything going?

Going great Big Music, thanks!

How long have you been working at Rich Mix for?

It’s been 3 months now.

I see…what’s the first thing you do when you get into the office?

The first thing I do is check my emails and have breakfast!

Breakfast is so important! So, talk us through your day-to-day tasks.

Well, I design mailers, do a bit of copywriting, schedule social media posts, web design/ updating, market research and planning campaigns.

Quite a lot on your plate. What’s your favourite thing you do each day?

Yeah, it is a lot! At the moment, my favourite thing to do is cover live events. The last was a live performance by Asian Dub Foundation.

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

Dub Foundation ‘La Haine’ Live Soundtrack, which was the last major event that was held here in mid-January. I enjoyed putting the various mailers together (ticket announcement, special guest, special guest confirmations and thank you mailers). I also enjoyed the build up promo that I was doing towards the day, and most of all just watching it all come together in the end – seeing the people that I had been targeting and hoping to show up actually come and seeing my marketing actually work.

I didn’t enjoy some of the print work I had to do, I had to put up big vinyl prints on the back gate that promoted the event. It was a cold, rainy day and it wasn’t pleasant.

Yeah, no fun hanging stuff on gates in the cold! What kind of challenges do you face day-to-day?

Just got my head around HTML coding but I’m still getting my head around certain logistics on the specific database.

HTML coding is like another language. Definitely very tricky. What have you learnt about the world of work?

To plan well in advance, timekeeping and management and how to analyse strategies, improve them and how to properly plan projects.

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

Do it. It’s a great place to start and if you’re a person that learns better through practise, it could be just the thing for you.

What do you want to do next?

Continue on the path I’m currently on – understanding the industry more and continuing to learn while developing my digital design skills.

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

I’d like to be working as a freelance branding/ marketing consultant.

Great stuff! Good luck Fred and thanks for speaking with us.

Thanks, Big Music!

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