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Recording Careers

The recording studio is your life and there's nowhere else you'd rather be. Learn how to launch your career in Recording with career advice ranging from entry-level to top-of-the-pops.
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Music Producer

A Music Producer writes, arranges, produces and records songs for other artists or for their own projects. Learn More Avg. Salary: $55,908 Salary Range: $39K-$78K Alt Titles: Beat Maker, Producer
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Copyist

Transcribes musical parts from a score, either by hand or by using a computer program. Learn More Avg. Salary: $35,503 Salary Range: $20K-$56K Alt Titles: Music Copyist, Music Prep Person
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Mastering Engineer

Mastering Engineers ensure the sound quality of recorded music is consistent and well-mixed, creating the final, approved mix for albums before they’re sent out to be replicated and released to the... Learn More Avg. Salary: $72,487 Salary Range: $22K-$143K Alt Titles: Audio Mastering Engineer
Mix engineer working at mixing desk in recording studio

Mix Engineer

Mix Engineers mix the various sound elements of a track to balance the volume and improve audio quality. Learn More Avg. Salary: $84,124 Salary Range: $60K-$125K Alt Titles: Mixing Engineer, Music Mixer, Mixer
Assistant Engineer using a sound mixing desk in a recording studio

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
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Recording Studio Manager

Recording Studio Managers ensure the studio runs efficiently by overseeing building maintenance and studio prep ahead of sessions. They also book studio time for artists. Learn More Avg. Salary: $47,351 Salary Range: $34K - $69K Alt Titles: General Manager, Studio Manager
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Recording Engineer

A Recording Engineer operates and sets up the recording equipment used to capture and shape the sound of an album. Learn More Avg. Salary: $73,600 Salary Range: $46K - $84K Alt Titles: Audio Engineer
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