As a division of Universal Music Group, Verve Label Group is comprised of some of the greatest label partner imprints in jazz, classical, indie-pop, and beyond including Verve Records, impulse!, Verve Forecast, Decca Records US, Deutsche Grammophon, and more. VLG is home to a diverse roster of artists including multi-GRAMMY® winner Jon Batiste, 2023 GRAMMY® Best New Artist Samara Joy, as well as Kurt Vile, Sarah Kinsley, Cody Fry, Andrea Bocelli, Madison Cunningham, and many more. VLG is also home to iconic legacy artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday.

What to expect

The RealArts@Penn internship, with Verve Music Group, is an immersive opportunity designed to identify and develop the next generation of music industry leaders. Throughout the internship program, we curate professional development and networking opportunities for our interns while celebrating the value they add to UMG as a company.

The RealArts@Penn intern will work with the Artist & Repertoire team at Verve Label Group. The A&R team is responsible for scouting, signing and recording artists.

During the internship you will:

  • Create weekly playlists of unsigned artists for A&R department review
  • Create one-sheets, pull & present data as requested
  • Attend live events as requested by the department
  • Assist the A&R department as needs arise relating to research and creation of assets

Who We are Looking For

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills and efficiency
  • Ability to multitask and meet tight deadlines in fast-paced, high-pressure environments
  • High level of integrity
  • Discretion in handling confidential information
  • Professionalism in dealing with senior professionals inside and outside the company
  • A “can-do” attitude
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Eclectic music taste