Student uses summer experience grant for music industry internship

Helping his supervisors brainstorm ideas on how to brand and promote artists such as Drake, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj is among the list of things Tristan Magloire ‘20 is up to this summer.

A government major, Magloire received a Summer Experience Grant from the College of Arts & Sciences, which has helped him to take on the position of social media and digital marketing intern at The William Morris Digital Agency (WMA) and Republic Records in New York City.

“The summer experience grant has allowed me to afford housing, transportation, and food this summer in New York City without having to worry about taking out a loan,” Magloire said.

WMA is a talent agency with a focus in music and entertainment. Republic Records is a record company that’s a division of Universal Music Group. Republic Records is home to artists such as Stevie Wonder and has released high-profile soundtracks for movies such as “Pitch Perfect.”

Magloire writes content for Republic’s social media platforms and has other social media duties, as well as preparing reports. Magloire intends to pursue a career as an artist manager after graduation.

“I have a passion for music and helping creatives achieve their full potential and get their message to as many people as possible,” Magloire said. “I can't think of how many times music has saved my life and every time I remember that without people doing what I eventually want to do, the barrier to entry would be so much higher.”

Yvette Lisa Ndlovu is a communications assistant for the College of Arts & Sciences.

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