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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 [...]

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 [...]

Spotify Masterclass for Artists

Take a personal guide through Spotify's artist tools & features, and discover the knowledge and best practices to help you find your audience on Spotify.

Develop a Marketing Plan

Ready to get noticed? Create a marketing strategy using this step-by-step to put a promo plan into action.

Career Map

Use your identified skills and characteristics to create a strategy for success and a career map for your own personal music industry pathway.

Career Questions

Use these question prompts to ask meaningful questions as you explore career details with professionals in the industry.

Pitch Perfect Career Practice

Spotlight your strengths and outline your individuality to get you one step closer to a music industry career.
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