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Record Producer

Alternate Titles: Producer, Music Producer

Job Description: Creates albums and tracks to be recorded by Artists. They also manage and direct the album’s development, including overseeing recording sessions.

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

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Recording Engineer

Alternate Titles: Audio Engineer

Job Description: A Recording Engineer operates and sets up the recording equipment used to capture and shape the sound of an album.

Salary: $25,000-$150,000

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A & R Coordinator

Alternate Titles: A&R Representative, A&R Rep, A&R Staffer, Talent Acquisition Representative

Job Description: The A&R Coordinator searches for new Artists that are a good fit for a particular record label’s genre and image, then signs them to a record deal.

Salary: $27,000 to $85,000+

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A & R Administrator

Alternate Titles: Artist and Repertoire Administrator, A&R Administration Representative

Job Description: In charge of the clerical elements of the A&R Department, including maintaining the budgets for Artists and bands signed to a label, and working with accounting and legal personnel.

Salary: $25,000 to $65,000

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Music Therapist

Job Description: A Music Therapist works with clients to improve any issues with their emotional, physical, cognitive and social wellbeing through the use of music lessons, sing-a-longs, etc.

Salary: $20,000–$135,000

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Program Director (PD)

Alternate Titles: P.D., Director of Programs

Job Description: Programs radio format and DJ schedule and selects radio programs.

Salary: $27,000 to $100,000+

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Music Director (MD)

Alternate Titles: Radio Music Director, M.D., Director of Music

Job Description: Chooses songs for radio airplay.

Salary: $25,000 to $95,000+

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Radio DJ (DJ)

Alternate Titles: Radio Co-host, On Air Personality, Radio Personality, DJ

Job Description: A Radio DJ plays music on-air and discusses music, news, or other subjects on the breaks between songs.

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

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Tour Manager

Alternate Titles: Road Manager, Concert Tour Manager

Job Description: A Tour Manager manages transportation, scheduling, and the financial aspects of an Artist’s time on the road.

Salary: $25,000-$125,000

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Sound Technician

Alternate Titles: Resident Sound Technician, Audio Technician, Sound Engineer, Live Sound Engineer, Sound Person, FOH Engineer

Job Description: Sets up and uses soundboard and other sound equipment during concerts or performances, ensuring that levels are correct and the sound mix is right.

Salary: $60,000 to $120,000+

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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+

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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+

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Alternate Titles: Press Agent

Job Description: Promotes a musical group or Artist to the general public, creates and maintains a desired image for the musical act.

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

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Music Journalist

Alternate Titles: Writer, Journalist, Reporter, Music Critic

Job Description: Music Journalists write music criticism and music news for print, online, and broadcast media.

Salary: $15,000-$30,000+

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