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Careers in the Record Industry. Artist Discovery, Publicity, Development and More.

Director of A&R

Director of A & R

Alternate Titles: A&R Director, A&R Manager, A&R Executive, A&R

Job Description: The Director of A&R finds new artists, matches them with musical collaborators, and oversees the musical direction of the label.

Salary: $27,000 to $175,000+

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A&R Coordinator

A & R Coordinator

Alternate Titles: A&R Representative, A&R Rep, A&R Staffer

Job Description: A&R Coordinators find fresh talent for a label and oversee the completion of new albums.

Salary: $27,000 to $85,000+

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A&R Administrator

A & R Administrator

Alternate Titles: Artist and Repertoire Administrator, A&R Administration Representative

Job Description: Handles the clerical elements of the A&R Department and maintains the budgets for artists signed to a label by working with accounting & legal personnel.

Salary: $27,000 to $65,000+

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promotion manager

Promotion Manager

Alternate Titles: Radio Promotion Manager, Record Promoter, Radio Promoter, Director of Radio Promotions

Job Description: Promotion Managers serve as the head of the radio promotions department and are in charge of netting radio airplay for the label’s artists.

Salary: $27,000 to $95,000+

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Promotion Staffer

Promotion Staffer

Alternate Titles: Record Promoter, Radio Promoter

Job Description: Works to get radio airplay for a label’s artists and sets up any on-air performances or promotional giveaways.

Salary: $27,000 to $65,000+

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Director of Publicity

Director of Publicity

Alternate Titles: PR Director, Publicity Director, Director of Publicity and Press Relations

Job Description: Oversees the Publicity Department at record labels and is responsible for formulating and managing publicity campaigns.

Salary: $35,000 to $100,000+

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Staff Publicist

Staff Publicist

Alternate Titles: Press Agent, Flack Agent

Job Description: Work to make sure artists and record labels are represented positively to the general public. Also arranges press kits, campaigns, and more.

Salary: $25,000 to $200,000+

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Artist Relations and Development Representative

Artist Relations and Development Representative

Alternate Titles: Artist Relations, Development Staffer, Artist Development Rep, Product Development

Job Description: Artist Relations and Development Representatives work with artists to cultivate and develop their careers, both artistically and financially.

Salary: $25,000 to $65,000+

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Album Cover Designer

Album Cover Designer

Alternate Titles: Record Designer, Cover Artist/Illustrator, Graphic Artist

Job Description:Album Cover Designers create cover art and layout for LPs and CDs based off an artist or label’s design ideas.
Salary: Varies widely, can go up to $150,000+

Become an Album Cover Designer

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

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Sales & Marketing Manager

Sales and Marketing Manager

Alternate Titles: Marketing Manager

Job Description: Oversees all aspects of marketing albums, including publicity and radio promotions. Also works with digital and physical distributors to ensure songs and albums are available for purchase.

Salary: $35,000 to $85,000+

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Marketing Coordinator

Marketing Coordinator

Alternate Titles: Marketing & Promotions Coordinator

Job Description: A Marketing Coordinator handles tour, retail, and digital marketing opportunities for a record label and its artists.

Salary: $38,725 to $61,000

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Music Marketing Representative

Music Marketing Representative

Alternate Titles: Marketing Rep, Marketer, Marketing Staffer

Job Description: Implements surveys for specific market analysis, and briefs radio stations and trade magazines on record sales.

Salary: $27,000 to $50,000+

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Consumer Researcher

Consumer Researcher

Alternate Titles: Market Analyst, Market Researcher

Job Description: Surveys consumer methods of purchasing, while analyzing and formulating consumer purchasing strategies.

Salary: $25,000 to $47,000+

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Recording Industry Advertising Account Executive

Record Industry Advertising Account Executive

Alternate Titles: Account Representative

Job Description: Implements record label advertising campaigns.

Salary: $31,000 to $65,000+

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Record Company Salesperson

Record Company Salesperson

Alternate Titles: Sales Representative, Sales Rep

Job Description: Work to sell the label’s albums and merchandise.

Salary: $30,000 to $50,000+

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Field Merchandiser

Field Merchandiser

Alternate Titles: Merchandising Representative, Field Representative

Job Description: Distributes merchandise and promotions to retailers and wholesale departments.

Salary: $27,000 to $42,000+

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Intern

Music Intern

Alternate Titles: None

Job Description: Learns the ropes at a music business organization through administrative support and assistance on projects.

Salary: $0 to $3,000+ (Credits)

Become a Music Intern

Campus Representative

Campus Representative

Alternate Titles: College Marketing Representative, College Representative, Campus Rep

Job Description: Promotes a label’s artists through social media, online marketing campaigns, and organizing campus-area events.

Salary: $2,000 to $7,000+

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Music Website Webmaster

Music Website Webmaster

Alternate Titles: Website Administrator, Web Designer, Web Developer, Web Admin

Job Description: Designs, develops, implements and maintains an online presence for record labels and artists.

Salary: $28,000 to $150,000+

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Website Marketing Manager

Website Marketing Manager

Alternate Titles: Internet Marketing Director, Website Marketer, Internet Advertising Representative

Job Description: Establishes a presence on the internet, markets and promotes the label and its artists, maintains and develops web campaigns, creates partnerships on the web, maintains publicity and press.

Salary: $24,000 to $55,000+

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Website Content Producer

Website Content Producer

Alternate Titles: Website Content Editor, Website Copywriter

Job Description: Produces content for the record label and artist’s website, writes articles and updates site events.

Salary: $24,000 to $75,000+

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