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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: A&R Administration Representative

Job Description: Negotiates terms to secure rights to songs, masters tracks, delivers songs to DSPs, and ensures projects are under budget.

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

Become an A & R Administrator

Label Manager

General Manager

Alternate Titles: GM, Label Manager

Job Description: General Managers are the decisionmakers at a label, overseeing aspects of an album’s creation such as marketing, budgeting, distribution, and promotional shoots.

Salary: $38,000 to $200,000+

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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

Become a Licensing Representative

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+

Become a Music Marketing Representative

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+

Become a Record Company Salesperson

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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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+

Become a Campus Representative

social media manager

Social Media Manager

Alternate Titles: Community Manager

Job Description: Social Media Managers write and schedule content for an artist or music company’s social pages. They also interact with fans and provide customer service on the social sites they manage.

Salary: $40,000 to $70,000

Become a Social Media Manager

music web designer

Music Web Designer

Alternate Titles: Front End Developer, Web Developer, Web Admin, Webmaster

Job Description: Web Designers use their creative skills to design the look and feel of websites for record labels and artists.

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

Become a Music Web Designer

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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