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Careers in Music Business, Management, Promotion, and More.

Personal Manager

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

Booking Agent

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+

Become a Booking Agent

Concert Promoter

Concert Promoter

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+

Become a Concert Promoter

Music Publisher

Music Publisher

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+

Become a Music Publisher

Professional Manager

Professional Manager

Alternate Titles: Song Plugger

Job Description: Pitches musical compositions to labels and artists for performance and recording.

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

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Licensing Representative

Licensing Representative

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

Become a Licensing Representative

Business Manager

Business Manager

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+

Become a Business Manager

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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

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Entertainment Attorney

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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