(Hopefully some of you recognize the title from Flight of the Conchords, which is the most awesome show ever.)
It’s funny to think that I’m almost done with my studies, and more or less soon I’ll become a Bachelor of Culture and Arts. I mean, I just started at JAMK? But it’s true, after this spring I’m going for exchange for a year (I don’t really consider that as part of my studies, however I will be studying there, I promise) and then the only things that are left are my thesis and the practical training. Scary! I know from experience that time flies when you’re having a good time, so before I know I should be a media industry professional. What an intimidating thought. Well, as MMM is the most intensive training after the military (as we were told in the first days of Mömmö life) I guess I’ll be as ready as I can.
I’m not that sure where I’ll end up. Hopefully I get to do my practical training somewhere I could possibly continue working afterwards, so that means that I have approximately 1.5 years to decide what I want to do. The possibilities are endless: record labels, artist management, event production, film industry, radio, TV, marketing…. Basically anything in the music and media industry.
I’m personally more interested in the media side, and at the moment the things that especially fascinate me are event management and the fashion business. Maybe I’ll be the main organizer of NY Fashion Week in a few years, who knows? Also organizing concerts could be my thing. I’m somewhat amused that after the first year I was emotionally and physically finished (thanks to my baby Sencity), but still it got me excited about event production. The reward you get after you see what you have accomplished makes up all the hard and painful work.
We don’t become musicians. However if you are a musician, studying MMM teaches you about the management side that all the artists should to some extent be aware of. It’s good to remember that studying MMM is studying business, not singing love songs and playing triangle. We make money and become damn good at it. However we all share the passion for the industry.
This week has been a great experience. It’s been fun to get to tell about us MMMs and what we do, as sometimes it feels like not even the other students at JAMK know what Music and Media Management is all about. As you can now see, it about a lot of things.
If you feel that music or/and media industry could be your future destination and you’re not afraid to take the ropes, go now to Admissions.fi and apply! If you have questions concerning the application process / requirements, contact the Admissions Office. Any questions about MMM (also the stupid ones) can be still sent to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the entire spring.
Music and Media Management says thank you and goodbye, and see you around!
Mona + the other Mömmös