Put Your Dreams To Work 5 Ways To Land Your Ideal Music

first_img https://twitter.com/RecordingAcad/status/1024282785085906947 From dressing to impress to getting—and staying—connected with the right network, here are some go-to techniques for kick-starting a career in the music industryLakeia BrownGRAMMYs Mar 19, 2019 – 6:03 pm As college graduation season quickly approaches, most seniors have begun the search for their “dream job” in musc.  While it’s an exciting time, the quest can be daunting, especially when applying to roles in an industry as competitive as the music biz. So how do you stand out?  GRAMMY U provided answers and so much more at last week’s GRAMMY U Industry Insights: How to Get the Job workshop in downtown Manhattan.  A packed room of recent- and soon-to-be- college graduates received pointers from a panelists of pros: Madison Rozynek (The Madison Square Garden  Company), Ian Rifkin (Universal Music Group), Christine Schworn (Sirius XM) and Lisa Hauptman (Downtown Music Publishing).  Here are a few valuable tips for landing the dream job. (L-R): Lisa Hauptman, Christine Schworn, Ian Rifkin, Madison Rozynek, Jessica McDevitt1. Dress the PartThe entertainment industry is known for pushing boundaries, but that behavior doesn’t apply to interview etiquette. While the dress code is casual to business casual for most of the music industry, always show up to an interview in professional attire. A general rule: It’s better to be overdressed than underdressed. Keep it business professional and leave the boundary pushing until your first day on the job.2. “Thank You…” NextThank you is never a bad idea, especially after an interview. Be sure to ask for a business card or an email address, and follow up with a quick note expressing your continued interest in the job and try to include something personal that was discussed during the interview. If you want to go the extra mile, “hand written notes will always make you stand out,” says Christine Schworn, Recruiter & Talent Acquisition, Sirius XM.  And remember, it typically takes about six weeks from interview to hire, so be patient.3. Play Your Position Dream big but make sure your experience matches the job. How do you know if you qualify? Read the job description thoroughly, and be honest with yourself.  Recent graduates typically land Department and Executive Assistant roles at entertainment companies to get into the door.  Don’t shy away from these roles, even the temporary jobs, because they often lead to bigger opportunities says, Ian Rifkin, Manager of Internship Programs & Campus Recruiting, Universal Music Group.   Network, work hard and you’ll be ready for the next level soon. Twitter 5 Ways To Land Your Music Dream Job put-your-dreams-work-5-ways-land-your-ideal-music-job Facebook center_img News Email Put Your Dreams To Work: 5 Ways To Land Your Ideal Music Job 4. Circle of LifeRemember opportunities exists everywhere, even among friends.  Getting an informational with a senior level executive at a dream job is great, but you can also create opportunities within your circle of peers. “Network within your circle,” says Lisa Hauptman, Global Head of People, Downtown Music Publishing. Remember to not only look up, but across. Your peers are the next round of executives.5. Stay Linked and AwareLinkedIn, LinkedIn, LinkedIn.  Recruiters utilize the career site as a tool to identify candidates so keep your LinkedIn profile up to date, and if you don’t have an account, sign up, says Madison Rozynek, Recruiting Coordinator,  The Madison Square Garden Company. Be sure to use an appropriate picture and follow companies that reflect your interests.  And remember, LinkedIn isn’t the only space recruiters use for online research.  Your social accounts are a reflection of you. Be mindful of what you post.Want More?: Check Out These 5 Surefire Ways To Make It In The Music IndustryRead morelast_img read more

Chinas UN vote exposes extreme vulnerability to ISI blackmail

first_imgExternal Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj at a UN meeting. India’s diplomacy led to 14 of the 15 UN Security Council members supporting the blacklisting of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar.twitter/@MEAIndiaChina’s technical veto of an India-inspired United Nations Security Council (UNSC) move to blacklist Jaish-e-Mohammed and its leader Masood Azhar once again exposed its extreme vulnerability to Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence’s (ISI) blackmail, analysts say. The fact that the terrorist leader has claimed responsibility for the February 14 Pulwama attack in Jammu and Kashmir killing 43 paramilitary personnel and pushing nuclear-armed India and Pakistan to the brink of war after Indian Air Force’s Balakot strike did not deter Beijing from blocking the motion. The move to proscribe JeM was initiated by the US, UK and France, the three permanent UNSC members, but China placed a technical hold on the resolution that is initially valid for three months but may be extended further.G Parthasarathy, international affairs analyst and India’s former ambassador in Islamabad, has said the compulsions of China in backing Pakistan are understandable. He said on broadcast media that the recent UN resolution should still be considered a big success for India as 14 of the 15 members including four permanent members except China stood with India.China’s eagerness to shield Masood Azhar, a strategic asset the ISI has nurtured over many years, arises from its dilemma of having painted itself into a corner with no way out without damaging its own work of a long time, defence analysts say. China cannot ignore the fact that its personnel deployed in thousands across different projects in Pakistan are soft targets for any ISI-inspired terror attack. There have been instances of terror elements targeting Chinese engineers working in the hundreds of strategic and economic projects that China is financing in Pakistan. Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Wuhan. Despite China’s criticism of Pakistan-based terror outfits’ support to terrorism in Xinjiang province, Beijing has been reluctant to condemn attacks on India by terrorists based on Pakistani soil. ReutersIn the past, Chinese personnel working in the Gwadar port of Baluchistan province were repeatedly abducted for ransom or killed. There are thousands of Chinese experts working on the $62-billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, which offers China direct access to the blue waters of the Indian Ocean. Chinese tourists visiting the scenic Gilgit-Baltistan region have also borne the brunt of terrorist wrath when the Pakistani deep state has apparently looked away. At some point, Beijing became so worried about the security situation in Pakistan that it forced Pakistan to let its own forces provide security cover for personnel working in some vital projects.Though Beijing has on several occasions criticized Islamabad for its failure to rein in terror elements based in Gilgit-Baltistan creating problems in its Xinjiang province, successive Chinese governments have been silent about the Pakistan-based terror elements tormenting India. Beijing has a genuine problem of Islamist-inspired insurgency in among the Uighur Muslims whose Xinjiang home connects with the CPEC.Chinese President Xi Jinping is invested heavily in the prestigious One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative and has to tread a cautious line as he cannot afford to antagonize the ISI or the JeM. Either of them can easily disrupt the hub the of OBOR which is the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The CPEC is also the vital link between OBOR and the 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road project that links Southeast Asia, Oceania and North Africa through the contiguous shipping routes of South China Sea, Indian Ocean, and the South Pacific Ocean.China periodically warns its nationals in Pakistan likely “terrorist attacks”. According to an NDTV report of December 2017, China warned the workers who were working on Xi’s OBOR development of imminent terror attacks. “It is understood that terrorists plan in the near term to launch a series of attacks against Chinese organisations and personnel in Pakistan,” the Chinese embassy in Pakistan said in a statement on its website.Still, Beijing has been emphasising “responsible and serious discussions” to resolve the matter, rather than proscribing the terror fountainheads in Pakistan. “Only by making a decision through responsible and serious discussions can we resolve the issue in a sustainable manner,” Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said in a media briefing in Beijing ahead of the deadline for the resolution to go through, flagging his country’s intention to thwart the resolution.This was the fourth time that China blocked on technical grounds UNSC bid for designating Masood Azhar as a global terrorist. Kang said Beijing saw recent escalation between India and Pakistan as “not conducive to the peace and stability in South Asia” and said it mediated to defuse the situation. However, Beijing did not find it necessary to prevent similar situations from developing in future, especially when Masood Azhar has threatened more attacks in Jammu and Kashmir.US President Donald Trump has been critical of Pakistan’s record in containing terrorism from its soil and asked Beijing to help rein in Islamabad. However, China has resisted global pressure so far. The closest Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government came to some concession from China was when it let Pakistan be kept on the ‘grey list’ of the UN’s Financial Action Task Force (FATF) that censures nations found to be failing to control funding to terror outfits. Even that concession came after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj wound down opposition to excluding Pakistan’s name from a joint statement.last_img read more

Demonetisation Media multiplexes films will suffer says IDBI Capital Markets

first_imgThe almost-certain economic slowdown induced by demonetisation of high-value currencies is set to affect the media and entertainment sectors, according to an update by IDBI Capital Markets & Securities.For the media, the hit will be in the form of lesser advertisements next month and in the last quarter of the current fiscal. “No significant impact on advertisement revenue has been visible as the inventory was already sold. The actual impact to be visible over the next month and Q4FY17,” the brokerage said in a note on Thursday.A similar fate awaits Hindi films, impacting producers as well as cinema halls where two latest releases, Rock On 2 and Force 2 are being shown.”Multiplexes have seen impact of decline in footfalls for movies like Rock On 2 and Force 2. This is likely to have impacted both the box-office collection and F&B sales. We expect 15-20 percent impact on footfalls due to decline in cash transactions. We believe that this should ease in December with the improvement of content. Impact on smaller film producers to be felt over the next three-six months,” IDBI Capital Markets & Securities said.It reiterated what many other analysts have said on the negative impact of demonetisation on the real estate sector.”Secondary market is frozen since the date of event. Unsold inventory could lead into price correction. However, they are very property specific. The impact on private real estate players is very negative,” it added.Share prices of listed multiplexes have dropped ever since the November 8 “surgical strike.” PVR slipped from Rs 1,284 (as on November 8) to close 10.90 percent lower at Rs 1,144 on Thursday, while Inox shares have lost 8.57 percent from Rs 245 apiece to Rs 224 on Thursday during the comparable period.Eros International Media closed at Rs 155, a loss of 15.3 percent from its November 8 closing of Rs 183. The company is into film production and distribution in India and abroad.last_img read more

Bangladeshis among 409 held in Malaysia

first_imgMap of MalaysiaThe Malaysian authorities have detained 409 foreign nationals including Bangladeshis in a counter-terrorism raid, according to The Star Online.Bukit Aman Special Branch Counter Terrorism Division head Deputy Comm Datuk Ayob Khan said out of 409 foreigners arrested, 133 of them are being held under the Immigration Act.He said the remaining 275 were released after stringent screening in Bukit Aman.DCP Ayob said the background of all the foreigners were checked against the Interpol Foreign Terrorist Fighter database, as well as the Special Branch Lookup database.“We will continue to mount more large scale operations and not take any chances,” he said.DCP Ayob said its focus would be in the Klang Valley and other major cities and towns.The operation over the weekend was part of its preparations for the 2017 SEA Games, which starts on 19 August.last_img read more