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About Tommy Boy Music

In 1981, Tom Silverman started Tommy Boy Music in his crowded NYC apartment. The company’s first hip-hop single quickly went gold. Though firmly rooted in hip-hop, Tommy Boy soon branched into other genres, such as dance music. Seventy-seven Tommy Boy records have gone gold, platinum or multi-platinum. AOL Time Warner purchased half of the company in 1986 and the rest of it in 1989, but Silverman bought the whole thing back in 2002.

Interns work on a variety of projects in the finance, art, promotion and legal departments. Responsibilities include preparing royalty statements, entering accounts payable information, helping with graphic design, obtaining master and mechanical licenses, preparing promotional information for media sources and assisting with record release parties and shows. A little over half of each intern class is offered full-time employment upon graduation.


Open to college students, recent graduates and grad students. Non-U.S. citizens are eligible. Computer skills (especially Excel and Word) are required.

Tommy Boy Music

Linda Williams, Financial Controller
Tommy Boy Music
Tommy Boy Entertainment LLC
120 Fifth Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10011
Phone: (212) 388-8390


Number of Interns: Less than 10
Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Paid
Duration: N/A
Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


New York, NY