Many people think you can’t get a job in music. Not one that pays well anyway. Claims of a dead end job? No room for growth or opportunities? Do the words “starving artist” come to mind? Does this sounds achingly familiar? If you’re not going to be a musician, then there isn’t a point of going into music, right? Not exactly. Here’s some careers you can gain within the world of music.
- Music Instructor/ Teacher (Education) – If you have a passion for teaching and people, maybe teaching music would be a good fit for you. These individuals usually attend a 4 year university and test for a teaching certification. From public school to private universities, these individuals can teach anything from strings, brass, and choir in large and smaller groups. They can also teach private lessons from their own homes or studio locations.
- 2.Composer for Film/TV/Video Games, etc. – Have you ever admired a movie soundtrack? Did the score blow you away as it shaped the scene? A composer is an important staple in the music industry. These individuals seem to have an ear for music and what goes together. And if movies isn’t your thing, you can always compose for video games, television, or even commercials.
- Concert Promoter – This position combines both business and music. The concert promoter makes sure concerts run smoothly. They may oversee ticket sells, venue reservations, and other marketing related duties. While not necessary, a college degree in business or marketing ,and some knowledge of music will help you get your foot in the door.
- Music Journalism/Critic – If you’re opinionated and like to write, maybe being a music journalist is right for you. From reviewing albums, songs, and to sitting down on interviews with musicians, music journalism is a wide field. The great thing about music journalism is you can start today by creating your own blog.
- A&R Rep/Talent Scout – If you’re looking to be an A&R representative for a major label, your ear will count for more than your voice or music ability. With this position you would be responsible for scouting potential talent and bringing new artists to your label.
What do you think of this list? We these be jobs you’d be interested in? Did we leave any out? Let us know!