EPIC is Committed to Education, Collaboration, and Creating Opportunities that Inspire.
Education is important to EPIC, therefore, we warmly embrace and encourage student interns and believe that experiential learning is a natural resource for success. In 2015, EPIC partnered with the University of Texas at Austin to launch our first ever internship program. This program involved bright, talented students who were able to experience the breadth and scope of the music industry in Los Angeles and throughout the world. They learned that the music industry, in all its complexities, is a fun-filled business with many opportunities through hundreds of channels. We take pride in ensuring that all interns receive a balanced experience through hard work, dedication to understanding the business, and attending relevant music industry events.
In 2016 we are pleased to announce the expansion of our internship program to undergraduate students in the Los Angeles area. The focus of our program is to ensure that the student’s experience is carefully well-rounded and balanced. We expect hard work but believe the program should be enjoyable and inspirational. EPIC strives to ensure that interns feel as though they are part of our team and we encourage open communication and participation. Our dynamic team members are educators who meet regularly with the students in addition to assigning independent tasks and research. We expose the students to fundamental administrative responsibilities such as music agreements, contracts, cue sheets, publicity, social media and research. We also engage students in music production as well as all things creative. In addition to the core internship program, we provide unique opportunities to visit various industry partners, such as SESAC, Elias Arts, Firstcom Music and music departments that support a variety of sports teams, such as the Los Angeles Dodgers. EPIC’s dynamic internship program will provide focused education, hands-on experience, and professional tools to prepare the students for a successful future. Music is our passion and we hope to inspire students from around the globe to follow their musical passions as well.
What Our Past Interns Are Saying
“I would like to thank EPIC for the opportunity and warm hospitality extended to the students from McCombs School of Business from the University of Texas at Austin. EPIC gave us great exposure to the entertainment industry in Hollywood and to production music in particular. I enjoyed working on this project every step of way. Perry and team guided us very well and helped steer the project in the right direction. Although, the McCombs team had little experience in production music prior to the project, I can confidently say, we learned quite a lot about the opportunities that exist in this space. In LA, we enjoyed visits to SESAC, and various stock music libraries such as FirstCom Music. The visits included meetings with key executives, presentations, tour of the facilities and Q&A with the experts in the production music industry. Epic also organized a social event at the famous Hollywood Standard Hotel that was a perfect finale to an activity filled day. In the social event, we got to know the practical underpinning of the music industry in Hollywood and networked with music industry executives and production artists. The next day, we visited Sony pictures Home Entertainment and understood the creative side of the music and movie advertisement-world. We also had an opportunity to visit the Sony Pictures Studio across the street. I can proudly say this is an irreplaceable experience and I highly encourage students to pursue internship opportunities with EPIC.”
– Student Intern 2015
“Of all the projects I have been a part of throughout my MBA program, the EPIC project was definitely the most unique and exciting! At first, the tasks of learning the complexities of the music industry and helping EPIC Music solve real-life business issues seemed challenging, but Perry and Jerry provided us excellent guidance throughout the project patiently answering all of our questions and setting up a robust educational framework for us to work within. The most exhilarating part was our trip to Los Angeles to present our findings and recommendations. The entire EPIC team not only made us feel at home, but also gave us the opportunity to visit music studios, performing rights organizations, and film production studios. We met so many veterans of the creative industry and learned about the production, editing, publication and commercialization of music in advertisements, TV shows and movies. For most business school students, a project like this is undoubtedly a once-in-a-lifetime experience!”
– Student Intern 2015
“I was really grateful for the opportunity to work with EPIC. It was an immensely rewarding and fun filled experience. Though I am an avid music listener, I had very limited knowledge about the music industry. However, after our project with EPIC, I feel more knowledgeable and was able to walk out with a new sense of appreciation for the music industry. From our very first phone call, Perry and Jerry were immensely helpful. They answered all my questions related to music industry no matter how small. They were always available on a moment’s notice and did not hesitate to offer help. When we visited LA to deliver our final recommendations for the business issues EPIC requested we explore , we were welcomed from the very beginning. EPIC had prepared an agenda that gave us an opportunity to network with music executives from Sony, SESAC and other production music companies such as Elias and FirstCom. We also got a chance to get a behind the scenes look at music production when we visited music studios and got a chance to talk to the artists. Overall, it was an extremely fun and satisfying experience. I highly recommend working with the EPIC team for a rewarding experience.”
– Student Intern 2015
“EPIC did a great job organizing the MBA+ project for our team. In the beginning of the project, they spend great amount of time providing us details required for the project, They were considerate and very approachable to answer our questions. They made sure that we have both depth and breadth to understand how production music industry works. Their expectations and project goal were clearly defined. All these factors helped us to start our project on firm footing. During the project, the folks from ‘EPIC’ provided great feedback on our analysis and recommendations. The highlight of our project was the final presentation. Folks at Epic music did an outstanding job organizing our trip which included visits and in-person engagements with vendors and customers of ‘EPIC.’ They not only showed great interest in our presentation but also made sure that our experience in Los Angeles was rewarding. With no questions, working with EPIC was the highlight of my MBA. I feel like I learned great details about the production music industry. This project was pivotal in shaping my thinking on how to approach and solve problems not just in the music industry, but also in solving problems in business world. I would highly recommend anyone to join such a talented and approachable team for an internship or project.”
– Student Intern 2015
Interested in Working with EPIC?
EPIC offers paid and unpaid internships as well as internships for course credit. If you are interested in collaborating with the EPIC team, please email Perry at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (310) 809-5707.