At the Colorado Music Hall of Fame’s induction event feting John Denver and Red Rocks Amphitheater on April 20, 2011, the Anschutz Foundation made a $50,000 contribution to the University of Colorado College of Music in CMHOF’s name. The donation was used to create funded internships, which enable talented students to receive real-life experiences in various aspects of music management and production. Two students from the College of Music participated in the all-expenses-paid internships during the summer of 2012, in AEG Live’s London and Los Angeles offices.
Daniel Mullan, a rising sophomore majoring in saxophone performance with an emphasis in jazz studies, was chosen for the London slot. He’s interested in pursuing music business as a career.
“I had a great experience in London, which affirmed my passion to continue in the music industry. It was a lot of updating and compiling databases, and I was also the resident advertising spellchecker before the ads went out. It was a little surreal that I was a part of the process for the Donny and Marie Osmond European Tour. I also went to some of Kilimanjaro’s shows as a guest, and I won’t be able to pay for a show again after living in that luxury. Anyway, I learned plenty of first-hand information. This work-experience with AEG has been an experience of a lifetime.”
Tyler Harrison, a doctoral student in composition, is hoping to be a producer/impresario of contemporary classical music to complement his work as a composer. He was placed in AEG Live’s Los Angeles office.
“I worked in the Interactive Marketing department, which mostly involved internet marketing It was fascinating to learn how AEG markets artists and venues on a local and national scale. Coming from a classical background, it was also fun to research some of the most popular artists in music today, many of whom are represented by AEG, including Leonard Cohen, Jennifer Lopez, Enrique Iglesias and the Who. Finally, it was extremely useful to learn about all of the different social networks on the internet today, which has been helpful in marketing myself on the internet as a composer. Overall, the internship was wonderful!”