Human beings are a complex amalgam of psychology, nature, desires, necessities, etc. They urge for activities that keep their soul working, alongside activities that can earn them money, to keep their body working. And both come together to make their life better by pursuing a career in the music industry.
The music industry, for certain people, joins the two worlds, providing for both the soul and the body. People join music industry for their hobby of singing, composing or writing and can earn a good living from it.Generally, masses limit their thought by thinking the music industry only needs a particular skill set. They think a stunning voice and great singing abilities are must for music related jobs. However, this is not so true. Music welcomes people with very diverse skills. There are plenty of jobs in Music industry to pursue. You don’t have to be a guitarist or working with a label to take a start. You can take-up job of Artist Manager, Music Promoter, Music Agent, Music Journalist, Record Producer or Cover Designer.
An Artist or Band Manager is the one who manages the artist/band; its activities, promotion, concerts, deals and all other day to day matters. Apart from music generation, he looks after every other aspect. For this job, you should have an organized personality, good interpersonal and negotiation skills and knowledge of overall industry.
A Music Promoter is basically a marketer. He promotes albums, concerts, record labels, clubs, videos, etc. Promoters work hard to select the most appropriate venue for the concert and arrange accommodation for band. They also look for sponsors to promote their subject through various strategies. To be a promoter, you need good marketing and negotiation abilities coupled with extensive PR.
Next is the job of a Music Agent. Music Agents basically deal with live music. They coordinate with music promoters, record labels or even directly with bands. They arrange live performances with huge audiences and coordinate the performance dates, finance, stage requirements, etc. They negotiate with promoters on venues, accommodation arrangements, etc. You should have good connections and management skills to be a successful agent.
A Music Journalist has the job of writing. They can specialize into writing reviews for music albums, videos, songs, lyrics, concerts and DVDs. They focus more deeply on just artists and bands, interviewing them and writing on their backgrounds. They may also just write about topics in the overall industry; its prospects, trends, history, advancements, etc. A Music Journalist should possess excellent writing skills, research skills and knowledge of industry.
Another fantastic job is that of Record Producer. These are high in demand and work with studios and/or bands and look after the sound with special focus on recording. They can add a part to the song, or just a sound that would enhance the whole effect while recording. Their experience, reputation and aesthetics make them highly paid people.
If you are a professional photographer or a graphic designer, you can make a good fortune here. You will be given designing tasks for album covers, banners, poster, t-shirts, website templates and stage designs. The list of jobs in music industry goes on and on. You can be a radio plugger, VJ, RJ, DJ, or even a music teacher. In short, it can be truly said that the music industry has careers for everyone.