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Recording and Record Industry Jobs

A&R Coordinator

Alternate Titles: A&R Representative, A&R Rep, Artist and Repertoire Coordinator, A&R Staffer, Talent Acquisition Representative

Job Overview: The A&R Coordinator looks for new artists or bands that might be a good fit for a given record label, potentially setting them up to sign a deal with that label.

Salary: $29,000 to $150,000+

Record Producer

Alternate Titles: Producer

Job Overview: The record producer helps create albums and tracks for artists by managing and directing all aspects of the album, including overseeing recording sessions.

Salary: $27,000 to $1,000,000+

Recording Engineer

Alternate Titles: Mixer, Recording Assistant, Audio Engineer

Job Overview: The recording engineer manages the sound boards and relates equipment while the artist is recording music in the studio.

Salary: $29,000 to $160,000+

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Music Business Jobs

Personal Manager

Alternate Titles: Artist Representative, Manager, Band Manager

Job Overview: The personal manager represents the artist or band, giving them guidance on all aspects of their career.

Salary: 10% to 50% of artists total earnings.

Booking Agent

Alternate Titles: Booking Manager, Theatrical Agent, Booker, Agent, Booking Representative

Job Overview: The booking agent schedules and books venues in which an artist or band will perform.

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

Concert Promoter

Alternate Titles: Talent Promoter, Promoter

Job Overview: The concert promoter acts as a host to artists and bands, whether they are performing at a club, concert, or other venue. They also coordinate other details that relate to promoting the event.

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

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Music Performing and Writing Jobs

Music Producer - Production Music

Alternate Titles: Stock Music Writer, Royalty Free Music Writer

Job Overview: The production music producer writes music in styles that are fit for television and related productions. Think TV shows, as well as commercials and even video games.

Salary: $5,000 to $200,000+

Background Singer

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

Job Overview: The background singer may sing solo or along with other singers and musicians. They can perform in a recording studio or live session.

Salary: N/A


Alternate Titles: Composer, Lyricist, Writer

Job Overview: The songwriter can write lyrics, music, or both. They can then sell that music and pitch their ideas to established musical groups and performers.

Salary: $1,500 to $1,000,000+

Cruise Ship Musician

Alternate Titles: Orchestra Musician, Piano-Vocalist, Guitar-Vocalist, Lounge Band, Cover Band, String Ensemble, Cocktail Pianist, Lounge Duo, Lounge Trio

Job Description: The cruise ship musician works for the cruise line, performing music in several areas of a cruise ship, including its main theatre, various lounges around the ship, and even by the swimming pool areas.
Salary: $24,000 - $54,000

Audio Designer

Alternate Titles: Sound Designer, Sound Engineer, Audio Engineer, Audio Artist, Sound Artist, Creative Sound Designer, Technical Sound Designer

Job Description: Provides audio support for the interactive entertainment industry.
Salary: $32,500 to $110,500

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Music Industry Public Relations and Advertising Jobs

Public Relations Counselor

Alternate Titles: Publicist, P.R. Counselor

Job Overview: The public relations counselor helps artists, groups, and companies establish their images. Part of this includes things like writing press releases, creating press kits, and arranging press conferences to help promote their client.

Salary: $27,000 to $200,000+


Alternate Titles:Press Agent

Job Overview: The publicist promotes musical groups and artists to to the general public. They also help maintain their clients maintain desirable images.

Salary: $24,000 to $200,000+

Music Journalist

Alternate Titles: Writer, Music Critic, Music Reviewer

Job Overview: The music journalist writes articles and blog posts. Most of their writing is either to review or critique artists' and bands' performances, as well as their albums and music videos.

Salary: $26,000 to $150,000+

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Music Industry Touring Jobs

Tour Coordinator

Alternate Titles: Tour Director

Job Overview: The tour director oversees all elements of a concert tour, including those people working on it.

Salary: $35,000 to $180,000+

Tour Manager

Alternate Titles: Road Manager

Job Overview: The tour manager fixes any problems that might go wrong during a tour, like malfunctions of sound and lighting components.

Salary: $28,000 to $127,000+

Sound Technician

Alternate Titles: Audio Technician, Sound Person, Sound Man, Sound Woman

Job Overview: The sound technician sets up the sound board and other sound-related equipment before a live show. Once the show has started, the sound technician will continue to work with the equipment to make sure the sound conditions are optimal throughout the performance.

Salary: $27,000 to $65,000+

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Music Education Jobs

College or University Music Educator

Alternate Titles: Music Teacher, Professor, Instructor

Job Overview: The college or university music educator teaches students about music theory, history, composition, and new advances in music and music-related subjects.

Salary: $25,000 to $80,000+

Music Teacher

Alternate Titles: Music Instructor

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: $28,000 to $75,000

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Symphony, Orchestra, and Opera Jobs


Alternate Titles: Musical Director

Job Description: The musical director works with an orchestra to help them practice and prepare for concerts. He also conducts the actual performance.

Salary: $20,000 to $275,000+

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Opera Singer

Alternate Titles: Singer, Classical Singer, Operatic Singer

Job Overview: The opera singer sings and performs within an opera production. He may act in one as well.

Salary: $10,000 to $215,000+

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Business Manager

Alternate Titles:Management Official

Job Overview: Manages the financial aspects of running an orchestra, including preparing and distributing payroll.

Salary: $25,000 to $85,000+

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Other Music Jobs

Personal Assistant to Recording Artist

Alternate Titles: Website Content Manager, Website Content Editor

Job Description: The personal assistant to the recording artist is there to make the artist's professional life easier to handle. They can screen calls, run errands, schedule meetings, and keep track of day to day issues.

Salary: $37,000 to $110,000+

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Celebrity Bodyguard

Alternate Titles: Security Guard, Bodyguard

Job Description: The celebrity bodyguard is in charge of keeping an artist or group safe from harm. To do this, they need to make sure all entry and exit routes of a venue are secure. They also need to manage crowds and fans in order to prevent any situations that could potentially be threatening to the artist. Occasionally, they may also need to deal with stalkers or other potential harassers.

Salary: $35,000 to $500,000+

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Alternate Titles: Cultural Anthropologist, Musicologist, Cultural Analyst, Folklorist

Job Overview: The ethnomusicologist studies music and dance from a cultural or social perspective. This can be done in both a local and even global context. Lots of their time is spent on research, as well as documenting their findings.

Salary: $30,000 to $91,000+

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Radio and Television Jobs

Program Director

Alternate Titles: P.D., Director of Programs

Job Overview: The program director is in charge of the radio station's format and schedule. He also selects the radio programs to be broadcast.

Salary: $27,000 to $110,000+

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Music Director

Alternate Titles: M.D., Director of Music

Job Overview: The music director chooses specific musical genres that are a good fit for a particular radio station and format.

Salary: $25,000 to $97,000+

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Radio DJ

Alternate Titles: D.J., Deejay, On-Air Personality

Job Overview: The Radio DJ is the voice and personality of the radio station. He introduces music and commercial products, and promotes local shows and venues.

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

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Church Music Jobs

Choir Director

Alternate Titles: Music Director, Minister of Music, Administrator of Music Program

Job Overview: The choir director is in charge of coordinating the church choir. His duties include recruiting singers, developing and training musical talent, and planning and managing the choir budget.

Salary: $22,000 to $85,000+

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Alternate Titles: Hazan, Reverend

Job Overview: The hazan leads the prayers in a synagogue or temple. He also teaches music and can conduct pastoral duties.

Salary: $25,000 to $80,000+

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Church Organist

Alternate Titles: Organist, Church Musician

Job Overview: The organist plays the organ at religious services and ceremonies within the church.

Salary: $22,000 to $85,000+

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Facility, Arena and Club Jobs

Stage Manager

Alternate Titles: None

Job Overview: The stage manager is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the stage, including lighting, curtain changes, and stage setup.

Salary: $24,000 to $75,000+

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Sound Man (or Woman)

Alternate Titles: Sound Man (or Sound Woman), Audio Technician, Sound Engineer

Job Overview:The sound man provides sound for the venue, works the sound board, and keeps sound equipment in working and ready condition.

Salary: $26,000 to $60,000+

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Nightclub Manager

Alternate Titles: Club Manager

Job Overview: The nightclub manager handles all day-to-day operations, including overseeing employees.

Salary: $25,000 to $180,000+

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Music Industry Merchandising Jobs

Music Store Manager

Alternate Titles: Store Manager, Music Department Manager, Instrument Manager

Job Description:The music store manager buys and sells instruments and equipment. He also oversees daily operations within a music shop or music department.

Salary: $27,000 to $48,000+

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Music Store Salesperson

Alternate Titles: Music Shop Salesperson

Job Overview: The music shop salesperson educates customers on new and existing products and their features. He also sells music accessories, instruments, supplies, and more.

Salary: $20,000 to $30,000+

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Rack Jobber

Alternate Titles: Sub-distributor

Job Overview: The rack jobber provides CDs, DVDs, and music merchandise to stores that are not primarily music related.

Salary: $25,000 to $55,000+

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Music Health Jobs

Music Therapist

Alternate Titles: None

Job Overview: The music therapist uses music and musical activities to treat patients suffering from mental, physical, or emotional ailments.

Salary: $28,000 to $135,000+

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Speech Pathologist

Alternate Titles: None

Job Description: The speech pathologist treats patients who suffer from a variety of speech related ailments, which can affect daily life and functioning.

Salary: $57,000 to $75,000+

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Voice Therapist

Alternate Titles: None

Job Overview: The voice therapist offers treatment to patients that suffer from problems like vocal cord nodules or polyps, spasmodic dysphonia, or paralyzed vocal cords.

Salary: $55,000 to $100,000+

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Instrument Work and Development Jobs

Musical Instrument Builder/Designer

Alternate Titles: Instrument Craftsman, Custom Instrument Builder, Instrument Designer

Job Description: The musical instrument builder designs and creates instruments. He may work for himself, selling his instruments privately, or he may be an employee at a factory.

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

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Instrument Repair and Restoration Specialist

Alternate Titles: Instrument Repair Expert, Instrument Restoration

Job Overview: The instrument repair specialist fixes and restores musical equipment that is broken, scratched, over worn, or otherwise not in working condition.

Salary: $25,000 to $100,000+

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Piano Tuner/Technician

Alternate Titles: None

Job Overview: The piano tuner/technician performs piano repairs and piano tuning.

Salary: $26,000 to $80,000+

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