Established in 2007, Downtown Music Publishing is one of the world's leading rights-management firms with offices in major music markets around the globe, including New York, Nashville, Los Angeles, London, Amsterdam, and Tokyo. The company's catalog spans over seven decades of popular music, encompassing some of the world's most beloved songwriters and artists including The Beatles, John Lennon & Yoko Ono, Ryan Tedder, Benny Blanco, Robin Thicke, The Kinks, Hans Zimmer, Mötley Crüe, One Direction, Naughty Boy, Hardwell, Sturgill Simpson, Santigold, Carla Bruni, and Social Distortion. Downtown Music Publishing is wholly owned by Downtown & Company, which also owns New York-based Downtown Music Studios and Songtrust, the world’s largest technology platform for songwriting and music publishing royalties, which powers global royalty collection from over 120 territories and more than 20,000 unique income sources worldwide.

Downtown’s internships are for credit only -- candidates must be enrolled in a college or university. If offered a position, students must provide a letter from their college or university confirming that they will receive school credit. The minimum time commitment is two days per week, to be spent across a minimum of 16 hours per week, working from our New York City office in SoHo. It is also required that interns bring their own Wi-Fi enabled laptop to the office.


Downtown is seeking a passionate Data Analyst Intern who is excited by all the opportunities available in data and the Music Industry. By the end of the internship, the intern will have a strong understanding of data analysis,and the business of music publishing.


  • Gathering data and analyzing results to gain business and customer insights
  • Working with the Data Analyst to present findings to management
  • Assisting in analyzing conceptual, logical and physical data models and documenting business concepts, data entities, data elements and the relationship between them             
  • Reviewing master data against the presently used data in various business processes to identify the gaps, discrepancies and the opportunities to further improve quality of master data              
  • Participating in documenting systems and processes interactions within a functional scope             
  • Performing various data quality functions for data from multiple systems such as: Profile, cleanse, validate and audit
  • Taking part in master data quality improvement activities through analysis and remediation of data quality issues.


  • Working towards a degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, or similar
  • Comfortable working with large datasets
  • Knowledgeable about SQL
  • A resourceful and creative problem solver
  • Able to work independently in a fast-paced environment and take initiative to solve problems and complete tasks as they arise
  • A positive, team-player attitude
  • Enrolled in a Bachelors or Masters degree program
  • Passionate for data and music
  • Strong in communication skills
  • Highly analytical with strong technical acumen
  • Proficient in Excel (pivot tables, filters, basic formulas)
  • Eager to experiment, test and measure the results of specific initiatives
  • Knowledgeable in DBMS concepts, Javascript, programming in R, SAS, & ETLs (all preferred not required)


  • An opportunity to work with some of the most talented professionals in the music industry in a casual and welcoming environment
  • Weekly Q&A sessions with the head of each department
  • A collaborative group project connecting the operations of multiple departments and companies within Downtown
  • Frequent interactive presentations, office-wide breakfasts/lunches, birthday celebrations, and other special events
  • SoHo -- need we say more?
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