Daniel Amrhein, Music Industry Management

Music Industry Management intern: Daniel Amrhein

The Music Industry Management program has... given me hands on experience working with other artists and venues, which have helped me in my interactions as part of my internship.

Aspiring country music artist Daniel Amrhein, is interning with fellow artist Chris Steer in Traverse City, Michigan. Aside from interning, Amrhein does freelance work to become accustomed to the music industry and to promote his talents.

“My goal is to earn a living as a recording and performing country music artist. My internship is helping me learn what it takes to get there and how to take the steps along the way. It is also giving me hands on performing experience,” said Amrhein.

This fall Amrhein will begin his junior year at Ferris State in the Music Industry Management (MIM) program. This program provides students with thorough preparation and training to handle all avenues within the music industry. This includes marketing, management, sales, advertising, public relations, and promotion.

‘The Music Industry Management program has helped me learn a lot about the business side of the industry. It has also given me hands on experience working with other artists and venues, which have helped me in my interactions as part of my internship,” said Amrhein.

His day-to-day responsibilities as an intern include: practicing music, performing, songwriting, researching the industry, establishing relationships with other artists, pitching music to the media, and contacting venues to book performances.

When asked what the most valuable piece of information he’s learned as an intern, Amrhein said, “Be persistent. I have learned that ‘no’ is not always a ‘no’ forever. Trying over and over again can get you where you want to go.”

To learn more about and to hear his music, visit Daniel Amrhein’s Facebook page.