10 Careers In Music You Should Consider
Anytime we think about music, we only think about musicians and Producers but the music industry can be just as formal and lucrative as banking or Advertising. If you are passionate enough about music, it won’t be a bad idea to consider a career in it too. These are 10 roles in the music industry you can get into.
1. Artiste Management
Think about music as a product and the Artist as a brand. All of these need someone who manages the day to day activities and makes sure every plan or strategy is followed through to the end from getting the music out of the studio to the listening ears of the market. Artiste Managers get paid from a percentage of revenue the Artistes make.
2. Digital Marketing Executive
Digital Marketing skills is important in almost every industry now and definitely just as important in the music industry. Working as a digital marketing specialist in the music industry means managing all digital assets of an Artiste, music band, record label or streaming service. Your responsibility will be to get the music to listeners through effective digital strategies and plans.
3. Music Curator
When you listen to a playlist on a streaming platform, radio or TV it was put together by a music curator. Curators sieve through lots of music to decide which ones an audience will love most. They put this together in one place for you to discover new music or listen to your favourite. This job involves a deep passion for music and good music taste. Music curators are needed in radio stations, TV stations, streaming platforms labels.
4. Music Publisher
When music is used commercially (whether sold, licensed, or publicly performed), the songwriter and copyright owner are owed royalties. A music publisher’s job is to protect the use of songs as well as collect royalties owed from use. Some music publishers focus on the use of the copyrights they administer by securing opportunities in the form of ‘sync licenses’ for film, TV, ads, video games, etc for the copyright owners they work for.
5. Music Lawyer
Professional musicians and music industry companies need the advice of legal experts who are knowledgeable about
the music business. That’s where the practice of lawintersects with careers in music. Entertainment attorneys who
focus on the music industry primarily deal with legal matters associated with contracts, copyrights, royalty payments,
and intellectual property rights
6. Sound Engineer
An audio engineer is responsible for capturing sound and making it better in the studio. The Sound Engineer is also responsible for organizing recording sessions and repairing any technical problems when they arise. The final sound we hear through our speakers is mostly mastered and engineered to give us a unique listening experience. Sound Engineers often with recording artists and bands.
7. Music Composer
Composers can write for film, TV, and video games. They can also write and arrange recorded or live music across genres. Regardless of which avenue you wish to pursue you must be able to play instruments and have the technical capabilities to capture your compositions effectively, whether it be through music notation or recording.
8. Music Journalist
If you prefer to remain behind the scenes, music journalism may be your answer. Writing for a music magazine or website can be rewarding or fun. You can cover concerts, profile artists and review new albums. Even if you’re just freelancing or working for a small, local outlet and producing content about your local music scene, your writing could influence many readers to get more involved in music.
A&R stands for Artists and Repertoire. They usually work in record labels and are responsible for talent scouting and the artistic and commercial development of the recording artist. It also acts as a liaison between the artist and the record label. A&Rs also work closely with Artists as an advisor who will help nurture a certain sound and image. Their duties include listening to demos, aligning artists with the right producer, and offering creative input.
DJs bring parties to life, using their mastery of music and beats to entertain crowds. Professional DJs add their touch to the music and excite audiences with tunes they can dance to all night long.