Olivia Management: Episode II - Return of the Intern
By Mackenzie Fey
What do you want to get out of this internship for the second time around?
I can’t tell you how happy I was when I received the email from Erin that asked me to return to Olivia Management (see selfie below for proof). All during last semester I spent my time trying to learn and do as much as I could. This semester, it’s my goal to do the same. The difference is, now I’m able to build off directly of what I learned last semester. I look forward to being involved with projects and tasks I haven’t been able to do yet
If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life what would it be?
It’s funny, out of all the questions on this post, I find this one is the most difficult one to answer. If I have to pick one, it has to be “Slow Dancing In a Burning Room” by John Mayer. The song has everything I believe a great song should have: a smooth tempo like a waltz with a noteworthy guitar melody, lyrics that seem to be written just for you, great production and mastering, and so much more. Go ahead and listen to it right now, and you’ll hear exactly what I mean.
What are you most looking forward to this summer?
This summer, I am headed across the pond to London, England for the month of July! This trip is with my school, Belmont University. There I will be taking a few classes that have entirely to do with the British music industry. It’s been a dream of mine to move to London full-time and work for the industry there. Having this opportunity is a real first step to see if that’s realistically something I would do!
What is one thing you've learned since interning with us?
I believe that would have to be the importance of listening. Listening can be so vital in more aspects than one. Listening is where you pick up on things and conversations that you may not understand, and that enables you to ask questions that you wouldn’t have thought to ask before. Listening is clear communication so you can be as efficient as possible in your strive for excellence.
What made you decide to intern with us again?
Initially, it was not in my plan to intern anywhere again until my junior year at uni. I figured I’d go down the traditional Music Business Major path and intern just every so often to keep my resume updated. Being asked back wasn’t what I expected, but I’m so beyond glad it happened. I knew that I loved who I worked for and I knew it was somewhere I felt truly cared about my future in the music industry.
What's one thing you'd like to say to a future intern at Olivia Management?
If you’ve been asked to intern at Olivia Management, all I have to say is “Congratulations”. I am not over exaggerating when I say that it is an absolute honor to work under such amazing and hardworking women. Don’t take it for granted! As I mentioned earlier in this post, listen and learn as much as you can, because they’re not afraid to answer any sort of questions that come to mind.
An in-time reaction:
I took this selfie to send to my mom 0.2 seconds after Erin asked me to return to Olivia Management the following semester.