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  • Production Music Writer (TV...

    Writes music that is usually licensed or sold to a Production Music Library....

    Production Music Writer (TV Music)

    Alternate Titles: TV Music Writer, Commercial Music Writer, Film Music Composer, Music Producer, Jingle Writer

    Job Description: Writes music that is usually licensed or sold to a Production Music Library. This music is then placed into TV shows, commercials, and films. The music composer generally splits their earnings with the Production Music Library that owns the rights to the music.

    Salary: $6,000 to $240,000

  • Music Supervisors

    Music Supervisors find and license music in order to set the mood and convey...

    Music Supervisors

    Alternate Titles: Music Supervisor

    Job Description: Music Supervisors find and license music in order to set the mood and convey emotion in a film, commercial, video game, or TV show.

    Salary: $2,000 to $500,000 per project

  • Film Music Editor

    Mixes, edits, and syncs music to film. Serves as the technical and creative...

    Film Music Editor

    Alternate Titles: Music Editor

    Job Description: Mixes, edits, and syncs music to film. Serves as the technical and creative liaison between the Composer and filmmakers.

    Salary: $1,000 to $5,000 per week

  • TV Music Writer

    Writes music that is usually licensed or sold to a Production Music Library....

    TV Music Writer

    Alternate Titles: Production Music Writer (TV Music)

    Job Description: Writes music that is usually licensed or sold to a Production Music Library. This music is then placed into TV shows, commercials, and films. The music composer generally splits their earnings with the Production Music Library that owns the rights to the music.

    Salary: $6,000 to $240,000

  • Music Licensing Consultant ...

    Licensing Representatives pitch music in their catalog for use in film, TV,...

    Music Licensing Consultant for Films

    Alternate Titles: Licensing Consultant for Films

    Job Description: Licensing Representatives pitch music in their catalog for use in film, TV, commercials, movie trailers, and video games.

    Salary: $40,000

  • Orchestrator

    Orchestrators transpose music and write scores based off a Composer’s initial...

    Orchestrator

    Alternate Titles: None

    Job Description: Orchestrators transpose music and write scores based off a Composer’s initial draft or sketch.

    Salary: $25 to $110 a page

  • Songwriter

    A songwriter crafts songs for another artist in hopes of creating a...

    Songwriter

    Alternate Titles: Writer

    Job Description: A songwriter crafts songs for another artist in hopes of creating a hit.

    Salary: $0 – $1,000,000+

  • Singer

    A Singer performs the lead vocals of a song. Although he or she may have a...

    Singer

    Alternate Titles: Vocalist, Pop Star

    Job Description: A Singer performs the lead vocals of a song. Although he or she may have a backing band, the Singer is the star of the show.

    Salary: $17,680 – $40,000,000

  • Lyricist

    A Lyricist writes song lyrics for performance in songs, musicals, film/TV, and...

    Lyricist

    Alternate Titles: Lyric Writer

    Job Description: A Lyricist writes song lyrics for performance in songs, musicals, film/TV, and commercials.

    Salary: $0-$100,000 per project

  • Recording Group (or Band)

    Records tracks that are released on albums and as...

    Recording Group (or Band)

    Alternate Titles: Band, Recording Act, Recording Artist

    Job Description: Records tracks that are released on albums and as singles.

    Salary: The SKY is the Limit!

  • Background Singer

    The Background Singer performs solo or with other Singers and musicians in a...

    Background Singer

    Alternate Titles: Singer, Studio Singer, Session Vocalist, Vocalist, Background Vocalist, Chorus Member

    Job Description: The Background Singer performs solo or with other Singers and musicians in a recording studio or live performance.

    Salary: $15,000 to $65,000

  • Recording Producer

    Record Producers guide the production of a record by coaching the musicians,...

    Recording Producer

    Alternate Titles: Beat Maker, 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

  • Recording Artist

    Recording...

    Recording Artist

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  • Recording Engineer

    A Recording Engineer operates and sets up the recording equipment used to...

    Recording Engineer

    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.

    Salary: $25,000-$150,000

  • Assistant Engineer

    Assists recording professionals in the studio by positioning microphones,...

    Assistant Engineer

    Alternate Titles: Recording Assistant, Mixing Assistant

    Job Description: Assists recording professionals in the studio by positioning microphones, prepping mixes, carrying amps, and more.

    Salary: $18,000 to $25,000+

  • Mix Engineer

    Mix Engineers mix the various sound elements of a track to balance the volume...

    Mix Engineer

    Alternate Titles: Mixing Engineer, Music Mixer, Mixer

    Job Description: Mix Engineers mix the various sound elements of a track to balance the volume and improve audio quality.

    Salary: $35,000 to $75,000

  • Arranger

    Writes instrumentation and arrangements of musical notes for studio recordings...

    Arranger

    Alternate Titles: Market Adapter, Transcriber

    Job Description: Writes instrumentation and arrangements of musical notes for studio recordings and live performances.

    Salary: $20,000 to $43,000

  • Director of A&R

    The Director of A&R finds new artists, matches them with musical collaborators,...

    Director of A&R

    Alternate Titles: A&R Director, A&R Manager, A&R Executive, A&R

    Job Description: The Director of A&R finds new artists, matches them with musical collaborators, and oversees the musical direction of the label.

    Salary: $27,000 to $175,000+

  • Promotion Manager

    Works to get radio airplay for a label’s artists and sets up any on-air...

    Promotion Manager

    Alternate Titles: Radio Promotion Manager, Record Promoter, Radio Promoter, Director of Radio Promotions

    Job Description: Works to get radio airplay for a label’s artists and sets up any on-air performances or promotional giveaways.

    Salary: $27,000 to $95,000+

  • Artists Relations and Devel...

    Artist Relations and Development Representatives work with artists to cultivate...

    Artists Relations and Development

    Alternate Titles: Artist Relations, Development Staffer, Artist Development Rep, Product Development

    Job Description: Artist Relations and Development Representatives work with artists to cultivate and develop their careers, both artistically and financially.

    Salary: $25,000 to $65,000+

  • Music Marketing Representative

    Implements surveys for specific market analysis, and briefs radio stations and...

    Music Marketing Representative

    Alternate Titles: Marketing Rep, Marketer, Marketing Staffer

    Job Description: Implements surveys for specific market analysis, and briefs radio stations and trade magazines on record sales.

    Salary: $27,000 to $50,000+

  • Consumer Researcher

    Surveys consumer methods of purchasing, while analyzing and formulating...

    Consumer Researcher

    Alternate Titles: Market Analyst, Market Researcher

    Job Description: Surveys consumer methods of purchasing, while analyzing and formulating consumer purchasing strategies.

    Salary: $25,000 to $47,000+

  • Regional Sales Manager

    Oversees album sales to wholesalers and retailers; implements sales campaigns...

    Regional Sales Manager

    Alternate Titles: Regional Director of Sales, District Sales Manager

    Job Description: Oversees album sales to wholesalers and retailers; implements sales campaigns and protocol, manages regional departments.

    Salary: $35,000 to $85,000+

  • Website Developer

    Designs, develops, implements and maintains an online presence for record...

    Website Developer

    Alternate Titles: Website Administrator, Web Designer, Web Developer, Web Admin

    Job Description: Designs, develops, implements and maintains an online presence for record labels and artists.

    Salary: $28,000 to $150,000+

  • Graphic Designer

    Album Cover Designers create cover art and layout for LPs and CDs based off an...

    Graphic Designer

    Alternate Titles: Album Cover Designer

    Job Description: Album Cover Designers create cover art and layout for LPs and CDs based off an artist or label’s design ideas.

    Salary: Varies widely, can go up to $150,000+

  • Licensing Representative

    Licensing Representatives pitch music in their catalog for use in film, TV,...

    Licensing Representative

    Alternate Titles: Licensing Consultant, Music Licensing Coordinator

    Job Description: Licensing Representatives pitch music in their catalog for use in film, TV, commercials, movie trailers, and video games.

    Salary: $20,000 to $60,000

  • Business Manager

    Handles all personal and business related financial needs of music business...

    Business Manager

    Alternate Titles: Account Manager

    Job Description: Handles all personal and business related financial needs of music business clients, including taxes, tour budgets, investment strategy, and contract negotiation.

    Salary: $25,000 to $1,000,000+

  • Music Business Accountant

    Music Business Accountants advise and work with musicians and music industry...

    Music Business Accountant

    Alternate Titles: Accountant, Tour Accountant, Music Specialist Accountant, Entertainment Accountant

    Job Description: Music Business Accountants advise and work with musicians and music industry companies on financial matters.

    Salary: $40,370 to $113,740

  • Entertainment Attorney

    Manages all legal matters for musicians. This includes contractual agreements,...

    Entertainment Attorney

    Alternate Titles: Music Attorney, Lawyer, Attorney

    Job Description: Manages all legal matters for musicians. This includes contractual agreements, negotiating, advice, and counseling.

    Salary: $70,000 to $150,000+

  • Booking Agent

    Booking Agents negotiate deals and plans tours for the artists on their...

    Booking Agent

    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+

  • Music Publisher

    Signs Songwriters to write demos, then pitches these demos to artists and...

    Music Publisher

    Alternate Titles: Publisher

    Job Description: Signs Songwriters to write demos, then pitches these demos to artists and labels as possible cuts on their records. They also pitch recordings for use in film, TV, and commercials.

    Salary: $20,000 to $1,000,000+

  • Concert Production Manager

    Production Managers are responsible for all technical production elements of a...

    Concert Production Manager

    Alternate Titles: Production Manager

    Job Description: Production Managers are responsible for all technical production elements of a live show, including sound, lighting, and staging.

    Salary: $1,500 to $8,000 per week

  • Theater Manager

    Manages concert hall, oversees all activities and employees in the...

    Theater Manager

    Alternate Titles: Concert Hall Manager

    Job Description: Manages concert hall, oversees all activities and employees in the venue.

    Salary: $26,000 to $90,000+

  • Stage Manager

    A Stage Manager makes sure the day-to-day operations of a concert hall or other...

    Stage Manager

    Alternate Titles: Stage Manager

    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

  • Publicist

    Tour Publicists work to secure regional interviews, show previews and concert...

    Publicist

    Alternate Titles: Touring 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+

  • Club Manager

    Oversees all employees and handles day-to-day...

    Club Manager

    Alternate Titles: Nightclub Manager

    Job Description: Oversees all employees and handles day-to-day operations.

    Salary: $27,000 to $150,000+

  • Bodyguard

    Celebrity Bodyguards keep clients safe and happy. They must assess and deter...

    Bodyguard

    Alternate Titles: Celebrity Bodyguard

    Job Description: Celebrity Bodyguards keep clients safe and happy. They must assess and deter possible threats from stalkers, paparazzi, and even ex-boyfriends (!) while also ensuring that the celebrity is relaxed and receives a high standard of service.

    Salary: $25,000 to $500,000+

  • Publicist & P.R. consultant

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    Publicist & P.R. consultant

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  • Music Journalists

    Music Journalists write music criticism and music news for print, online, and...

    Music Journalists

    Alternate Titles: Music Journalist

    Job Description: Music Journalists write music criticism and music news for print, online, and broadcast media.

    Salary: $15,000-$30,000+

  • Music Blogger

    A Music Blogger writes breaking music news stories to be posted on an online...

    Music Blogger

    Alternate Titles: Music Blogger

    Job Description: A Music Blogger writes breaking music news stories to be posted on an online music blog.

    Salary: $23,000 to $66,000

  • Music Critic

    Music Critics interview Musicians and review live performances and recorded...

    Music Critic

    Alternate Titles: Music Critic

    Job Description: Music Critics interview Musicians and review live performances and recorded albums for print or online media outlets.

    Salary: $15,000 – $30,000+

  • Music Historian

    Music Historians research and write about musicians, instruments and musical...

    Music Historian

    Alternate Titles: Music Historian

    Job Description: Music Historians research and write about musicians, instruments and musical genres in historical context.

    Salary: $32,530 to $122,360

  • Photographer

    A Music Photographer shoots live concerts, musician portraits and band promo...

    Photographer

    Alternate Titles: Music Photographer

    Job Description: A Music Photographer shoots live concerts, musician portraits and band promo photos.

    Salary: $0-$2,000 per event

  • Music Instructor

    Music Teachers provide instruction in music performance and theory. They can...

    Music Instructor

    Alternate Titles: Music Teacher

    Job Description: Music Teachers provide instruction in music performance and theory. They can teach one-on-one or in a group setting. Some Teachers specialize in only one instrument, while others instruct pupils in a range of different instruments.

    Salary: $30,000-$71,181

  • Music Teacher

    Educates students in music theory, history, composition, performance or music...

    Music Teacher

    Alternate Titles: College, Conservatory, or University Music Teacher

    Job Description: Educates students in music theory, history, composition, performance or music business studies at an institute of higher education.

    Salary: $32,530 to $122,360

  • Professor of Musicology

    Musicologists study music in a historical, critical, or scientific context. The...

    Professor of Musicology

    Alternate Titles: Musicologist

    Job Description: Musicologists study music in a historical, critical, or scientific context. The majority of Musicologists are employed by institutes of higher education, where they conduct research, publish papers, and teach college-level classes.

    Salary: $32,530 to $122,360

  • Instrument Teacher

    Instructs and teaches students how to play a specific instrument in a...

    Instrument Teacher

    Alternate Titles: Private Instrument Teacher

    Job Description: Instructs and teaches students how to play a specific instrument in a one-on-one or small group setting.

    Salary: $30 to $120/hour

  • Music Administrator

    Coordinates curriculum and activities of musical teaching...

    Music Administrator

    Alternate Titles: District Supervisor of Music

    Job Description: Coordinates curriculum and activities of musical teaching staff.

    Salary: $25,000 to $56,000+

  • Music Librarian

    Music Librarians answer reference questions, interact with the public, process...

    Music Librarian

    Alternate Titles: Music Librarian

    Job Description: Music Librarians answer reference questions, interact with the public, process donations, and help catalogue and sometime digitize collections.

    Salary: $40,000+

  • Press Agent, PR Person, Sta...

    Creates press kits, writes press releases, and contacts media to secure...

    Press Agent, PR Person, Staff Publicist

    Alternate Titles: Publicist

    Job Description: Creates press kits, writes press releases, and contacts media to secure coverage for artists and albums.

    Salary: $25,000 to $150,000+

  • Radio Music Director

    A radio station’s Music Director chooses songs for...

    Radio Music Director

    Alternate Titles: Music Director (MD)

    Job Description: A radio station’s Music Director chooses songs for airplay.

    Salary: $25,000 to $95,000+

  • On Air Personality

    A Radio DJ plays music on-air and discusses music, news, or other subjects on...

    On Air Personality

    Alternate Titles: Radio DJ (DJ)

    Job Description: A Radio DJ plays music on-air and discusses music, news, or other subjects on the breaks between songs.

    Salary: $20,000-$1,000,000+

  • Instrument Craftsman

    Designs and builds instruments, either to be sold at their own shop or for a...

    Instrument Craftsman

    Alternate Titles: Musical Instrument Builder/Designer

    Job Description: Designs and builds instruments, either to be sold at their own shop or for a large instrument manufacturer.

    Salary: $15,000 to $65,000+

  • Instrument Repair

    Repairs and restores broken or neglected musical...

    Instrument Repair

    Alternate Titles: Instrument Repair and Restoration Specialist

    Job Description: Repairs and restores broken or neglected musical instruments.

    Salary: $9 to $55+ an hour

  • Piano Tuner-Technician

    Piano Technicians tune and repair...

    Piano Tuner-Technician

    Alternate Titles: Piano Tuner-Technician

    Job Description: Piano Technicians tune and repair pianos..

    Salary: $19,540 to $59,430

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    Vocal Coach

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    Others

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  • Distributor

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    Distributor

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    Label

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  • DJ

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    DJ

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