Founded back in May of 2010, we set off on a mission to curate and deliver truly valuable music career information, sourced by trusted music industry experts. While sites like Wikipedia often reference our authoritative content, we wanted to go above and beyond the basic career information their site offers. Our aim is to provide deeper insights, reveal more piercing data, and genuinely help our users gain an edge on the competition through our many Industry Insights articles, Gear & Software reviews, and of course our 100+ music career profiles.
So, if you want to learn how to get into the music industry, you’re in the right place. We hope our site will help you discover the right music degrees to fit your interests, the best music schools to help you build your knowledge and skills, and the many music careers available in the worlds of music business, music performance, and music production/audio engineering.
We’re owned and operated by Generation Z, LLC out of Boulder, CO.
We work with some of the best authors in the game who offer decades of combined music industry experience.
Just a few of our authors:
Tom Stein – Professor of Professional Music at Berklee College.
See all of Tom’s articles
Hugh McIntrye – An NYC-based music business journalist who also writes for Forbes, Billboard, MTV, Huffington Post, and more.
See all of Hugh’s articles
Industry Professional Interviews:
Most of the true professionals in the music industry are not authors, they’re too busy with the business of music. That’s why for all of our music career profiles, we interview experts like:
DJ, Record Producer, and former member of Jurassic 5 and Ozomatli
Read Cut Chemist’s article on how to become a DJ
Singer and Songwriter (Rihanna, Cher, Christina Aguilera)
Read LP’s article on how to write a song
Grammy-nominated Songwriter (Dua Lipa, The Chainsmokers, Shawn Mendes)
Read Emily’s article on how to become a Songwriter
Mama Jan Smith
Vocal Coach (Justin Bieber, Drake, Keyshia Cole), Singer, Songwriter, Vocal Producer, and Grammy-nominated Music Producer
Read LP’s article on how to sing
Grammy and Oscar-winning Recording Engineer (Pirates of the Caribbean, The Dark Knight, Gone Girl)
Read Geoff’s article on how to become a Recording Engineer
Prince Charles Alexander
Grammy-winning producer (Notorious B.I.G., Mary J. Blige, Puff Daddy, Usher, Aretha Franklin), Berklee professor
Read Prince’s article on how to become a Sound Engineer
DJ, Record Producer
Read Lost Frequencies’ article on how to become a DJ
Entertainment Lawyer with bicoastal firm Rothenberg P.C. (Trey Songz, Logic, Charlie Puth, D’Angelo, ASAP Ferg, Andra Day)
Read Paul’s article on how to become a Music Lawyer
Grammy-nominated lyricist (Frank Sinatra, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Selena, The Jacksons)
Read Pamela’s article on how to become a Lyricist
Former Director of A&R at Capitol Records (Coldplay, Less Than Jake, Jimmy Eat World)
Read Loren’s article on how to become an A&R Director
Music Editor (Goodfellas, X-men, Mr. Holland’s Opus, Pleasantville, Batman Forever, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Lethal Weapon series, Die Hard series.)
Read Christopher’s article on how to become a Music Editor
Director of USC’s Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television program, former Music Editor and Music Supervisor (Sister Act 1 and 2, The Bodyguard, The Last of the Mohicans, Steel Magnolias, Days of Heaven)
Read Daniel’s article on how to become a Film Music Composer
Record producer (U2, Spike Jonze, Ben Harper, Yeah Yeah Yeahs)
Read Adam’s article on how to become a Record Producer
Tour Manager (John Legend, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Prince, Arcade Fire)
Read David’s article on how to become a Tour Manager
Tour Manager/Audio Engineer (U2, Whitney Houston, Foo Fighters, White Stripes)
Read Andy’s article on how to become a Roadie
We’re the Authority on Careers In Music
Because our content is of such integrity, we’re often referred to by many well-known sites such as Wikipedia, Entrepreneur, Medium, wikiHow, and more.
We specialize in one thing: music careers. All of our content is centered squarely on helping our users get started in the career of their desire, move forward, and keep up with the trends in the music industry. If it’s happening in music careers, it’s happening at CareersInMusic.com.
Your Source for Music Schools
If you want to attend music school, we’ve written a number of blogs on the subject. Our team of expert writers explains what you need to know about music degree programs in music production, music business, and music performance. We also share our regularly-updated picks for the most effective online music schools, the best-ranked music production schools, the best music schools in the US, and the best music schools in the world.
Our site also offers a music school finder service in which we help pair potential students with schools meeting their interests and criteria. This is a free service for all users.
If you’re looking for a career in the film industry, please take a look at our sister site CareersInFilm.com. There you will find all the same quality of content for your filmmaking aspirations.
Coming in 2022, keep an eye out for CareersInArt.com – you guessed it. This site will be all-things arts-careers.
How Do We Make Our Money?
Everyone has to pay the bills, right? We work with a handful of select music schools to help pair them with the users of our site who are interested in attending for programs like Music Production and Music Business. Each user we refer to these schools earns us a small fee. We never, ever suggest a person attend music school unless they feel it is right for them.
Some of the schools we work with are Full Sail University, Musician’s Institute, Berklee College of Music, and more.
We do not post affiliate links for any of our Gear & Software review content. If we like it, we tell you. If we hate it, the same. Any links to external sites are for your reference and research only. There is no compensation received by us for such links.
We do not sell paid articles or allow anyone to purchase outbound links on our sites. Period.