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Public Relations & Advertising Careers

Public Relations & Advertising is one of the most fast-paced, exciting segments of the music industry. Learn how these pros use their creative and communicative skills to get artists in front of fans.
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Music Journalist

Music Journalist

Music Journalists write music criticism and music news for print, online, and broadcast media. Learn More Avg. Salary: $40,662 Salary Range: $26K-$76K Alt Titles: Writer, Journalist, Reporter, Music Critic
Director of Publicity

Director of Publicity

Oversees the Publicity Department at record labels and is responsible for formulating and managing publicity campaigns. Learn More Avg. Salary: $68,148 Salary Range: $61K-$126K Alt Titles: PR Director, Publicity Director, Director of Publicity and Press Relations
Staff Publicist

Staff Publicist

Works to make sure artists and record labels are represented positively to the general public. Also arranges press kits, campaigns, and more. Learn More Avg. Salary: Salary Range: $25,000 to $200,000+ Alt Titles: Press Agent, Flack Agent
Public Relations Counselor

Public Relations Counselor

Public Relations Counselors write press releases, pitch stories to media, and schedule and coordinate interviews. Learn More Avg. Salary: $54,679 Salary Range: $50K - $80K Alt Titles: P.R. Counselor, Publicist
Publicist

Publicist

Creates press kits, writes press releases, and contacts media to secure coverage for artists and albums. Learn More Avg. Salary: $47,139 Salary Range: $35K - $64K Alt Titles: Press Agent, PR Person, Staff Publicist
Tour Publicist

Tour Publicist

Tour Publicists work to secure regional interviews, show previews and concert reviews for every stop on an artist’s tour. Learn More Avg. Salary: $47,139 Salary Range: $35K - $64K Alt Titles: Publicist
Director of Public Relations

Director of Public Relations

Coordinates press and promotions of orchestra, may handle advertising. Learn More Avg. Salary: $94,890 Salary Range: $62K-$138K Alt Titles: PR Director, Director of Press Relations, Publicity Director
Music Photographer

Music Photographer

A Music Photographer shoots live concerts, musician portraits and band promo photos. Learn More Avg. Salary: $44,452 Salary Range: $12K-$105K Alt Titles: Concert Photographer, House Photographer, Photographer
Music Critic

Music Critic

Music Critics interview Musicians and review live performances and recorded albums for print or online media outlets. Learn More Avg. Salary: $52,608 Salary Range: $10K-$221K Alt Titles: Music Writer
Music Blogger

Music Blogger

A Music Blogger writes breaking music news stories to be posted on an online music blog. Learn More Avg. Salary: $32,802 Salary Range: $17K-$56K Alt Titles: Music Writer, Music Reporter, Contributor, Staff Writer
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