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"I wouldn’t have got this opportunity without Arts Emergency"

Taralea, aged 17 from London, is hoping to have a career in the music industry. In 2022, she did a 5-day work experience placement at independent record label, Partisan Records.

I do music production at school, and this work experience opportunity was music-based so I thought applying would be a good way to gain access to a network and actually see the jobs available in the music industry.

I spent each day with a different member of the team. They each gave me various roles, for example looking at upcoming charts before being released, thinking of the next tour for an artist, and thinking up competitions and giveaways. I learned that there are loads of different jobs within the music industry - I don’t need to know what field I want to go into straightaway.

The best part of the placement was presenting all the work that I had been doing to the team at the end of the week. The placement made me go onto look at record labels, it got me intrigued about all the job roles to do with record labels and motivated me to do work experience at another label.

I wouldn’t have got this opportunity without Arts Emergency as I had no clue how to go about getting a placement.

I learned that there are loads of different jobs within the music industry