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Alternate Titles: Producer, Music Producer
Job Description: Record Producers guide the production of a record by coaching the musicians, advising in preproduction sessions, and directing the in-studio recording and production process.
Salary: $25,000 to $1,000,000+
Alternate Titles: Audio Engineer
Job Description: A Recording Engineer operates and sets up the recording equipment used to capture and shape the sound of an album.
Alternate Titles: Recording Assistant, Mixing Assistant
Job Description: Assists recording professionals in the studio by positioning microphones, prepping mixes, carrying amps, and more.
Salary: $18,000 to $25,000+
Recording Studio Manager
Alternate Titles: General Manager, Studio Manager
Job Description: 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.
Salary: $30,000 to $76,000
Alternate Titles: Audio Mastering Engineer
Job Description: 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 public.
Salary: $25,000 to $150,000+
Alternate Titles: Mixing Engineer, Music Mixer, Mixer
Job Description: Mix Engineers mix the various sound elements of a track to balance the volume and improve audio quality.
Salary: $35,000 to $75,000
Production Music Writer (TV Music)
Alternate Titles: TV Music Writer, Commercial Music Writer, Film Music Composer, Music Producer, Jingle Writer
Job Description: Writes music that is usually licensed or sold to a Production Music Library. This music is then placed into TV shows, commercials, and films. The music composer generally splits their earnings with the Production Music Library that owns the rights to the music.
Salary: $6,000 to $240,000
Alternate Titles: Market Adapter, Transcriber
Job Description: Writes instrumentation and arrangements of musical notes for studio recordings and live performances.
Salary: $20,000 to $43,000+