Want experience in the music industry? Want to work with the best of Nottingham’s local talent and learn about event planning, marketing, record labels and music publishing?
– If so, consider doing a music industry internship with I’m Not From London…
Complete the application below and email it back to us at firstname.lastname@example.org along with your availability and if we think you may have what it takes, we’ll help nurture the early stages of your career in the music industry. We look forward to hearing from you.
>> Download the INFL Intern Application Form <<
Over the years we have worked with many interns from local colleges and universities and those looking for a career change. Read what some of them have to say about their experiences below:
“My time spent interning with INFL has been a fantastic experience, as it has given me an insight into so many different parts of the music industry and how the business works.
In my first week, I helped out at the annual Waterfront Festival, which threw me right into Nottingham’s vibrant music scene and gave me an idea of the work that goes behind running events. I was also given the opportunity to write an article for Impact, the University of Nottingham’s magazine, which will be my first published piece of writing. I have developed confidence over the weeks, through reaching out and pitching ideas for live music and events to venues, something which would have terrified me before this experience!
I have come away from INFL with better direction and a greater understanding of the music industry and how I might fit into it.”
“During my year and a half spent at the legendary I’m Not From London, I was able to work with the people who have helped and nurtured some of Nottingham’s brightest prospects. In a short space of time I have contributed to campaigns for artist releases, stage managed on a plethora of gigs across the city centre and beyond, and contributed heavily to the successes’ of ‘Outstanding’ and ‘Waterfront’ festivals respectively. We have collaborated on successful events & festivals through the record label with other creative business’ around Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. I have made electronic press kits for musicians to send to journalists and radio presenters throughout the country and also helped musicians get airtime on local & national radio respectively.
By representing INFL at events across Nottingham gave me a real understanding of live music industry at a regional level. From this success, I had an interview published in The Guardian newspaper. The interviewer, Lawerence Wakefield, focused on my studies on the Creative Music & Technology course at NCN Clarendon and my work with I’m Not From London Records. I was the front cover of the UCAS Supplement and got an A4 column inside.
The internship has meant I have widened my skills base on and a good direction of where I want to go after I graduate university”.
“During the time that I interned for I’m Not From London, I had the opportunity to meet and work with the masterminds behind some of the best local gigs in Nottingham! Doing this internship gave me the opportunity to get to know Nottingham as a city via its vibrant entertainment scene.
Interning with INFL had given me so much insight into the music industry and opportunities to speak to a variety of people – from artists to recording to fashion designers! With a mix of fun and serious business, it was thoroughly enjoyable with plenty of opportunities to develop the skills you need for the working world.”
“During my three months spent at I’m Not From London I was able to work with the people who play a massive part in the Nottingham music scene. Being new to Nottingham, I thought doing an internship with INFL would help me to see what really goes on. Many musicians (myself included) have very little experience with the business side of the music industry and working with the guys at I’m Not From London helped me to see what work goes into running a record label.
Doing work experience gives you the opportunity to try different things and find out what you enjoy most, whether it’s promoting events, putting on gigs or publishing, there is always something different to get your teeth into. Doing an internship with INFL is an excellent opportunity to meet and speak to local performers who can also offer helpful advice. All in all, I had an excellent time and would thoroughly recommend it to people who want an insight into the music biz and ideas for the future.”
“Being a part of the internship scheme at INFL was a brilliant opportunity for me to take advantage of the team’s music business knowledge and expertise. Through the experience, I have also come to appreciate the Nottingham music scene. A city that is full of talent and exciting music venues.
As a result, I have managed to expand my know-how into areas such as online promotion, releasing records, industry legal concerns, music publishing and much more. Overall, a friendly place to work and a great place to develop the skills needed for starting out in the music business.“