It is no secret that we are genuinely passionate about music. Nonetheless, there are some misconceptions regarding music careers. More often than not, people see it as a hobby — but the truth is there are a plethora of options within the music industry.
May 30th, 2019
Below a list compiled by Careersinmusic.com were they thoroughly present a great number of music career options.
Alternate Titles: DJ, Deejay, Disc Jockey
Job Description: A Club DJ plays songs at a nightclub, bar, rave, or party using vinyl records, CDs, or MP3s. The traditional DJ setup includes a mixer, two turntables, a sound system, and headphones, although many now use CDJs or digital mixing software.
Salary: $500 to $1,000+ per night.
Alternate Titles: Beat Maker, Writer
Job Description: Writes and records music to be used by major artists, licensed for television or commercials, or for their own projects.
Salary: $25,000 to $1,000,000
Alternate Titles: Producer, Music Producer
Job Description: Record Producers guide the production of a record by coaching the musicians, advising in preproduction sessions, and directing the in-studio recording and production process.
Salary: $25,000 to $1,000,000+
Alternate Titles: Audio Engineer
Job Description: A Recording Engineer operates and sets up the recording equipment used to capture and shape the sound of an album.
A & R Coordinator
Alternate Titles: A&R Representative, A&R Rep, A&R Staffer, Talent Acquisition Representative
Job Description: A&R Coordinators find fresh talent for a label and oversee the completion of new albums.
Salary: $27,000 to $85,000+
A & R Administrator
Alternate Titles: A&R Administration Representative
Job Description: Negotiates terms to secure rights to songs, masters tracks, delivers songs to DSPs, and ensures projects are under budget.
Salary: $27,000 to $65,000+
Alternate Titles: Radio Promotion Manager, Record Promoter, Radio Promoter, Director of Radio Promotions
Job Description: Promotion Managers serve as the head of the radio promotions department and are in charge of netting radio airplay for the label’s artists.
Salary: $27,000 to $95,000+
Alternate Titles: Artists Representative, Manager, Band Manager
Job Description: Represents musical acts and guides all aspects of an artist’s career.
Salary: 10% to 50% of an artist’s Earnings. Most Managers receive between 10-20%.
Alternate Titles: Booking Manager, Agent, Booking Representative
Job Description: Booking Agents negotiate deals and plans tours for the artists on their roster.
Salary: $20,000 to $1,000,000+
Alternate Titles: Road Manager, Concert Tour Manager
Job Description: A Tour Manager manages transportation, scheduling, and the financial aspects of an artist’s time on the road.
Alternate Titles: Publicist
Job Description: Tour Publicists work to secure regional interviews, show previews and concert reviews for every stop on an artist’s tour.
Salary: $30,000 to $100,000+
Concert Hall Marketing Director
Alternate Titles: Director of Marketing, Marketing Manager
Job Description: Concert Hall Marketing Directors work to promote live events by sending email blasts, creating posters, advertising in local media, and overseeing the venue’s social media.
Salary: $25,000 to $100,000+
Job Description: A Stage Manager makes sure the day-to-day operations of a concert hall or other musical venue run smoothly.
Salary: $24,000 to $75,000
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