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Music Careers: The Complete List

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A&R Administrator

A&R Administrator

Negotiates terms to secure rights to songs, masters tracks, delivers songs to DSPs, and ensures projects are under budget. Learn More Avg. Salary: $37,830 Salary Range: $33K - $45K Alt Titles: A&R Administration Representative
a&r coordinator

A&R Coordinator

A&R Coordinators find fresh talent for a label and oversee the completion of new albums. Learn More Avg. Salary: $43,118 Salary Range: $36K-$68K Alt Titles: A&R Representative, A&R Rep, A&R Staffer
Accompanist

Accompanist

An Accompanist is a pianist who accompanies singers, dancers, and instrumentalists for performances and rehearsals. Learn More Avg. Salary: $34,045 Salary Range: $33K-$35K Alt Titles: Collaborative Pianist, Accompanyist
Advance Person

Advance Person

The Advance Person travels to each city on a tour, days or weeks before the band and crew arrive, in order to quality-check facilities, accommodations, and promotional material. Learn More Avg. Salary: Salary Range: $25,000 - $48,000 Alt Titles: Advance Agent
Album Cover Designer

Album Cover Designer

Album Cover Designers create cover art and layout for LPs and CDs based off an artist or label’s design ideas. Learn More Avg. Salary: $45,677 Salary Range: $33K-$66K Alt Titles: Record Designer, Cover Artist/Illustrator, Graphic Artist
Music Arranger

Arranger

Writes instrumentation and arrangements of musical notes for studio recordings and live performances. Learn More Avg. Salary: $54,400 Salary Range: $40K-$60K Alt Titles: Market Adapter, Transcriber
Artist Relations and Development Representative

Artist Relations and Development Representative

Artist Relations and Development Representatives work with artists to cultivate and develop their careers, both artistically and financially. Learn More Avg. Salary: $45,276 Salary Range: $29K-$75K Alt Titles: Artist Relations, Development Staffer, Artist Development Rep, Product Development
Assistant Engineer

Assistant Engineer

Assists recording professionals in the studio by positioning microphones, prepping mixes, carrying amps, and more. Learn More Avg. Salary: $61,645 Salary Range: $46K - $90K Alt Titles: Recording Assistant, Mixing Assistant
Background Singer

Background Singer

The Background Singer performs solo or with other singers and musicians in a recording studio or live performance. Learn More Avg. Salary: $44,346 Salary Range: $18K-$101K Alt Titles: Singer, Studio Singer, Session Vocalist, Vocalist, Background Vocalist, Chorus Member
Band Director

Band Director

Band Directors oversee rehearsals and performances for a school’s athletic bands, including marching bands and pep bands. They also handle behind-the-scenes duties such as recruiting and budget... Learn More Avg. Salary: $50,353 Salary Range: $38K-$71K Alt Titles: Director of Athletic Bands, Associate Band Director
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