List of Job Opportunities in Music Industry 2021

Job Opportunities in Music Business and the music industry at large are on the rise as many independent labels are springing up. Most of all indie investment in the music industry are on the rise 2021 as compared to the past. The list is almost endless as we all know that music is like water. A commodity that is everywhere in all spheres of our lives. In this piece, that is a follow up on the Act of Self Dependent article, we try the best we can to bring to your attention or knowledge, the various business opportunities or Job Opportunities in Music Business that are available in the music industry.

A quick look at the various business opportunities in the sector, will show you where you can possibly fit in no matter your level of business IQ.

List of Job Opportunities in Music Business 2021

Record Producer: also known as Producer, Music Producer

Job Description: 
Record Producer main job is to make special arrangement for music production to take place . He or she must be talented in this regard as he is to guide the production of a record by coaching the musicians, advising in preproduction sessions, and directing the in-studio recording and production process.

Remuneration Outlook:
A Music Producer can bag between: $25,000 to $1,000,000+ per annum depending on which side of the World you operates in.

Recording Engineer
or Audio Engineer

Job Description: 
Recording or audio engineer is mostly technical and highly professional job. In fact its one of the most highly sensitive and most professional discipline of the music industry jobs. A Recording Engineer operates and sets up the recording equipment used to capture and shape the sound of an album. Must have both hardware and software application skills and required knowledge to deliver a commercial quality music album.

Remuneration Outlook:
Salary: $25,000-$150,000+ per annum

A & R Coordinator
Also Known as A&R Representative, A&R Rep, A&R Staffer

Job Description: 
This is quite an interesting job opportunity in the music industry. The A&R Coordinator is tasked with responsibility of finding new talents for a record label. As part of his other duties, to initiate talent development programs that will see all discovered talents are properly developed to become professional musicians. The A & R also oversee the entire production to completion of new albums.

Remuneration Outlook:
$27,000 to $85,000+

A & R Administrator or A&R Administration Representative

Job Description: 
Tasked with the responsibility of Negotiating terms of contracts with artists and securing of rights to original compositions or songs, masters tracks, delivers songs to DSPs, and ensures projects are under budget to avoid unnecessary or wasteful expenditures associated with artists musical projects..

Remuneration Outlook:
$25,000 to $65,000

Personal Manager or Artists Representative, Manager, Band Manager

Job Description: 
The artist personal manager can be referred to the life line of the artist. He or she works with artists on a more closer relationship level that resembles that of brothers or sisters. Steering the artist career in the right professional direction. Core duties includes artist representation, marketing strategies, and help with merchandising and sponsorships.

Salary Range: Between 10% to 20% of an artist’s gross earnings.

Program Director (PD)

Job Description: 
The Program Director manages and schedules radio station programming, and oversees the station’s various departments and staff. Main duties includes arrangement and supervision of all radio programming to ensure professional and effective deliveries of scheduled programs on a daily basis.

Remuneration Outlook:
 $27,000 to $100,000+ per annum

Music Director (MD) or Radio Music Director, M.D.

Job Description: 
As the name implies, a radio station’s Music Director chooses songs for airplay. In some countries, he or she can also be referred to as a music compiler for the radio station.

Remuneration Outlook:
$25,000 to $95,000+

Radio DJ (DJ)  On Air Personality, Radio Personality, DJ

Job Description:
a Radio Co-host, a Radio DJ or radio personality is one who is professionally trained in a broadcast environment. Core duties is playing music on-air and discussing music, news, or other subjects on the breaks between songs. Fun job for many who find themselves in this field.

Remuneration Outlook:

Tour Manager or Road Manager, Concert Tour Manager

Job Description: 
Tours for musicians are hectic and can be very grueling exercise. The tour manager, is a highly skillful personal with great expertise on working under enormous pressures. Tour Manager manages transportation, scheduling, and the financial aspects of an artist’s time on the road.

Remuneration Ranges: $25,000-$125,000

Stage Manager (SM)

Job Description: 
A Stage Manager makes sure the day-to-day operations of a concert hall or other musical venue run smoothly. Stage manager could work very closely with tour manager to ensure entire tour experience is perfect and one to remember.

Salary Ranges: $24,000-$75,000

Sound Technician aka, Resident Sound Technician, Audio Technician, Live Sound Engineer, Sound Person

Job Description:
The entire sound set up for a concert is in the hand of this music professional. The sound technician ensures proper sound installations, monitors sound or audio quality, uses soundboard and other sound equipment during concerts or performances, ensuring that levels are correct and the sound mix is right.

Salary Ranges: $60,000 to $120,000+

Booking Agent or Booking Manager, Agent, Booking Representative

Job Description: 
Booking Agents negotiate deals and plans tours for the artists on their roster. The booking agent is the ultimate link between the artist/band and the show promoter or clients interested in booking the artist for performance.

Salary Ranges: $20,000 to $1,000,000+ per annum

Concert Promoter or Talent Promoter, Promoter

Job Description: 
Concert Promoters is one of the most popular and exclusive Job Opportunities in Music Business to date. It requires maximum skills to organize shows by booking talent, securing venues, and marketing their events. Concert promoters are key factor to the performance aspect of the artist music career. The Concert promoter works closely with the artist booking agent to secure the services of the artist.

Salary Ranges:  $0 to $1,000,000+

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Artist Public Relation Team

Publicist or Press Agent, PR Person, Staff Publicist

Job Description: 
A HIGHLY skillful personality in public relation with great understanding of how media outreach works. The Publicist creates press kits, writes press releases, and contacts media to secure coverage for artists and albums.

Salary Range: $25,000 to $150,000+ per annum

Music Journalist or Writer, Journalist, Reporter, Music Critic

Job Description: 
The Music Journalist is special journalistic professional that centers around music activities from production to finish; from touring to releases, the journalist write music criticism and music news for print, online, and broadcast media.

Salary Ranges: $15,000-$30,000+

Just like any other industry, the music business is a well oiled one with vast amount of career opportunities. The above are just some of the opportunities, but they are the core ones. Within each of these opportunities lies within others in the value chain. Now that you have an idea of these core, you can be informed to take up a career in the business of music as often referred to as music industry.

You may also checkout the Morgeez Artists Service store for a clearer and practical understanding of the music business as Morgeez listed some Job Opportunities in Music Business as core products and services of the company. Look no further, just click here now to visit the Artists Service Store

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Please also note that most of these jobs are professional jobs and requires minimum level of education qualification to crack.

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Christopher Odiley

Christopher Odiley is a music industry expert with a special focus on talent development, music consulting, music production, and music publishing. Christopher Odiley is also a talent manager infusing mentoring into his artist management duties. The Founder and Executive Producer of Morgeez Meia Agency trading as Morgeez Records based in South Africa and Nigeria respectively

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