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Music Business Careers
Careers in Music Business, Management, Promotion, and More.
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%.
Alternate Titles: Booking Manager, Agent, Booking Representative
Job Description: Booking Agents negotiate deals and plans tours for the artists on their roster.
Salary: $20,000 to $1,000,000+
Alternate Titles: Talent Promoter, Promoter
Job Description: Concert Promoters organize shows by booking talent, securing venues, and marketing their events.
Salary: $0 to $1,000,000+
Alternate Titles: Publisher
Job Description: Signs Songwriters to write demos, then pitches these demos to artists and labels as possible cuts on their records. They also pitch recordings for use in film, TV, and commercials.
Salary:$20,000 to $1,000,000+
Alternate Titles: Song Plugger
Job Description: Pitches musical compositions to labels and artists for performance and recording.
Salary: $20,000 to $64,590+
Alternate Titles: Licensing Consultant, Music Licensing Coordinator
Job Description: Licensing Representatives pitch music in their catalog for use in film, TV, commercials, movie trailers, and video games.
Salary: $20,000 to $60,000
Alternate Titles: Account Manager
Job Description: Handles all personal and business related financial needs of music business clients, including taxes, tour budgets, investment strategy, and contract negotiation.
Salary: $25,000 to $1,000,000+
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
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+