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Twelve young music industry aspirants will get the chance to kickstart their career next with the return of the NZ Music Commission’s Industry Internship Programme.

Following on from the successful pilot staged earlier this year, the organisation is now inviting potential host music companies and organisations to apply for next year’s scheme.

The programme aims to offer positions for 12 interns, who will get the chance to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to embark on a career in the music sector.

The participating companies and organisations will in turn benefit from an additional employee resource and the fresh thinking that interns can often bring to a business.

The internships will run either part-time over a 16-week period or full-time over a 10-week period. All interns will be paid for their internships in accordance with living wage recommendations and the hosts will be expected to make a ‘modest’ contribution towards their wages.

Participating in the inaugural 2018 programme included APRA AMCOS, Roundhead Studios, Flying Nun Records, The Label and The Sitting Room, and all were delighted with the results.

Ben Edwards, the award-winning producer behind The Sitting Room, says: “We’ve sung the praise of the programme to everyone we’ve talked to – and the other businesses we’ve talked to involved in the programme were all really into it.”

Applications to host an intern open on November 5 and will close on December 3; applications for Interns will open on December 10.

Click here to download the Industry Internship Programme Host application form.

Ben Edwards

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