Intern with Mmmmaven This Spring

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Mmmmaven, Boston’s first 24/7 electronic music education and production company, seeks interns to assist in day-to-day operations of a school and a event production. Individuals should be positive-thinking and multi-faceted with a considerable knowledge and understanding of electronic dance music in all its varied forms. Interns will chiefly assist in promotions and marketing.

Take a Virtual Tour of our Magical Digital Spaceship here.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Promoting events like our weekly Make It New and various and managing awareness of events through social media, press releases and street team awareness.
  • Generate content for blog posts and contests, be it artist interviews or profiles of profiles
  • Promote Mmmmaven Project educational initiative online and
  • Maintaining a database of important contacts and email addresses.
  • Event production.
  • Social media marketing and branding.
  • Following through on Action Items and important research tasks.

The Mmmmaven Internship is unique in that, as a multi-faceted company, you can move laterally between different duties and responsibilities. We can mold an internship around your interests and desires. There is always an opportunity to perhaps create a part or full-time job in the end.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the social media landscape.
  • The desire to see efforts rewarded.
  • A healthy mental attitude towards fellow humans and a desire to make everyone’s life better.
  • A general knowledge or interest in computer-based music.

Required Skills/Experience:
Graphic design and video experience is a big plus. Should be pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, business and/or music industry. Should be proficient in (WordPress, Google documents and Gmail preferred) and a laptop. A knowledge of social media is a must. Preferred skills include FTP, WordPress, and .html knowledge, event production plus DJing experience and/or experience making electronic music.

Schedule: 20 hours/week preferred.

Location: Cambridge, Central Square

Compensation:
Unpaid. Access to events throughout the year and lots and lots of great music. Experience with a dynamic team of producers, DJs and creatives. Applicants may receive credit, subject to school approval. The potential is there for this to become a full-time job.

Please email your resume to sarah@mmmmaven.com with the Subject line: “Mmmmaven Internship”

We’re In Boston Common Magazine!

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So I’m in the exurbs of Boston last weekend–at a jewelry store of all places–and talk turns to what I do for a living.

“And what do you do for a living, young man?” A charming older woman says to me.

“I work at a music technology and DJ school in Cambridge…” my voice trailing off, knowing she is likely not going to have any idea what I am talking about.

I was just reading about that!!!” She says, to my shock. “It was in my favorite magazine…” as she walks down the counter to pick one up.

Turns out her favorite magazine is the free Boston Common magazine, and the latest issue had just come out. And wouldn’t you know it, there we were, on page 54. The headline was So You Think You Can DJ?.

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So what is their take on what we do inside the lab? It’s a pretty clever write-up actually.

Then take 90 seconds and listen to this:

And then email me and we’ll get started!

Join Ferris Lists Us as 42 Places to Learn Something New

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Thanks to Join Ferris, a start-up looking to turn people onto things to do in Boston, we’ve been listed as one of 42 places to “learn something new in Boston.”

Boston might be known as a college town that draws some of the brightest students in the country, but there’s also plenty of incredible classes offered by small businesses.

We’re building a complete guide to the best places to learn something new in Boston, that aren’t major universities. From cultivating your culinary creativity to learning to work with clay, metal, and 3D printers, this list is sure to have something for everyone.

Alongside cool places like Cambridge School of Culinary Arts, and Artisan’s Asylum, and our pals at Brooklyn Boulders, JoinFerris has your options for learning something FUN in your spare time.

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But PS: We’re the most fun!

Roland Launches Its First Music Game App

TRRECHere’s something has been a long-time coming:

Roland is pleased to announce the launch of the TR-REC GAME on Apple’s App Store and Google Play. TR-REC GAME is a rhythm entry game app for smartphones and tablets that incorporates the rhythm programming schemes used in Roland’s TR-808 and TR-8 rhythm machines.

Players can enjoy programming authentic dance music in a fun game setting. TR-REC GAME features 16 original dance music pieces, and 48 stages in all. Players receive points for tapping in the rhythmic elements correctly, and receive bonus points for completing a pattern.

To download the TR-REC GAME, click here.

Want to get your hands on a real Roland? That’s sort of the final boss of our Master Program, which ends with a course in live music synthesis. More info on that can be found here. Payment plans available!