We’re lucky to have two rockstar interns this semester. They’ll be diving head first into a wide variety of marketing projects for events, bands, venues, studios, and organizations. Welcome to the team Nolan and Jennie!
Hello! My name is Nolan Greiter, and I am the latest addition to the On Pitch intern club. This fall I will be diving head first into the Des Moines music scene. I am a marketing major at Iowa State, hoping to make a career out of spreading live music to all who will listen. I was born in Ames, grew up mostly in Cedar Rapids, but am a Chicago man at heart. Since I could hear, music has been the most important thing in my life. From piano to drum lessons, show choir to drum line, and concert choir to jazz band; I’ve been actively pursuing music longer than anything else.
My love for music marketing began my junior year of high school, when I decided the business side of the industry was where I wanted to end up. Attending Columbia College in Chicago my freshman year secured this plan. I got my toes wet through the GrammyU Chicago Chapter, started digging deep into social media, and decided a marketing degree from ISU would give me a good edge when searching for a career. Last summer I worked for a medium sized music venue in Knoxville, Tennessee. I gained a lot of great knowledge on the concert side, which lead me straight in the door of On Pitch when I returned to school.
My interest in music marketing, coupled with my social media addiction will make this internship a great learning experience. When looking into this opportunity, I became increasingly impressed with what Jill and Hillary do for the Des Moines music scene. I hope to gain every ounce of knowledge they can throw at me.
Hey everybody! I’m Jennie Bunkofske, the newest On Pitch intern. Currently I am finishing up my final semester at Iowa State University where I study marketing and advertising. At age 13, an older family friend introduced me to the band, Something Corporate and their debut album ‘Leaving Through the Window’. That band and that album are what drove me to want to work in music. I got my start in the music industry from the fine folks of Authentic Records and The Nadas. From there I started booking shows in Ames at a venue called Zeke’s. I was even able to book a few of my favorite bands, such as: Automatic Loveletter, The Audition, and Quietdrive. In 2009 I started a website called Toofinetobeunsigned.com, to feature my favorite unsigned bands from around the country.
This past summer I moved to New York City to fulfill a ‘teenage dream’ of interning for Fueled By Ramen Records. FBR taught me how to run social media campaigns for an active roster of artists soundly and with innovation. Going to shows every week and constantly meeting new people kept me running around the city all summer. Living in New York City was an amazing experience and I plan on moving back in January to continue to try and break into the music industry.
My main focus is in new media. I love connecting with people across the country and collaborating with them on ideas and projects involving all aspects of music. I’m excited to soak up as much information and experience from Jill and Hillary in the next four months. Looks like On Pitch is going to keep me busy and I’m already loving it!