Spotlight: Dom the Composer

We sat down with Dom the Composer. November 2023 Artist of the Month to learn more about him, his music, and his artistic journey. Tell us a little about yourself, your background, and your journey [...]

5 Tips for Prepping for College While You’re Still in High School 

POV: You’re being asked to write an essay about a time you demonstrated leadership.   Or, even worse, they’re asking you to upload a... what? Resume? A one-page showcase of your experiences? Uh, that’s never come [...]

Music Forward Inaugural Brunch

The sun rose over The Hollywood Bowl on the morning of October 1st, 2023, as nearly 200 music and live entertainment industry professionals, educators, musicians, and more gathered to celebrate changemakers and thought leaders in [...]

Spotlight: Gaby Montiel

We sat down with Gaby Montiel. October 2023 Artist of the Month and the youngest Open Mic Fridays Industry Pick of all time to learn more about her, her music, and her artistic journey. Tell [...]

The Power of a Well-Crafted Resume

Greetings Everyone,  My name is Oswaldo Navarro, Career Development Manager with Music Forward Foundation. One of my favorite aspects of my role is working directly with students as they jumpstart their career in the music [...]

Why [Summer] Internships Are So Important 

The lights dimmed, the amps fuzzed to life, and the Brighton Music Hall crowd of nearly 200 cheered as Boston-based singer-songwriter Padma struck her first chord.  In the back of the house, a group of eight also [...]

Top 10 Entry-Level Job Tips & Trends – Fall 2023 

Look for part-time over full-time work. We are seeing part-time job openings double as the workplace has been more flexible with people’s desires for freelance or gig work.  Be comfortable piecing multiple jobs together. Once [...]

Back-to-School Tips for Music Industry Fans

Stay creative.  Several of Music Forward’s recent interns have come to us with impressive resumes that include radio shows they host, student conferences they have helped to organize, or festivals they have produced. Stop waiting [...]

Spotlight: Manisha

Tell us a little about yourself and your musical journey. A huge part of who I am is that I am Filipino-Indian and I grew up in Manila, Philippines. At the age of 10, I [...]
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