Music Business Careers

Careers in Music Business

Personal Manager

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%.

Become a Personal Manager

Booking Agent

Alternate Titles: Booking Manager, Agent, Booking Representative

Job Description: Secures bookings for musical talent at venues.

Salary: $20,000 to $1,000,000+

Become a Booking Agent

Concert Promoter

Alternate Titles: Talent Promoter, Promoter

Job Description: A Concert Promoter will host musical artists at concerts, clubs, and events; they will also coordinate venue details.

Salary: $0 to $1,000,000+

Become a Concert Promoter

Music Publisher

Alternate Titles: Publisher

Job Description: Publishes music, negotiates royalties, screens songs, prints music, gains copyrights, and disperses music.

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

Become a Music Publisher

Professional Manager

Alternate Titles: Song Plugger

Job Description: Pitches musical compositions owned by the publishing company to labels and artists for performance and recording.

Salary: $20,000 to $64,590+

Become a Professional Manager

Business Manager

Alternate Titles: Management Official

Job Description: Manages the finances of musicians and entertainers.

Salary: $25,000 to $1,000,000+

Become a Business Manager

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

Become a Music Business Accountant

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+

Become an Entertainment Attorney

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