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Record Industry Careers

From finding and signing new artists to promoting today's biggest acts, as part of the Record Industry, you're responsible for creating showbiz magic.
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A&R Coordinator

A&R Coordinator

A&R Coordinators find fresh talent for a label and oversee the completion of new albums. Learn MoreAvg. Salary:$43,118Salary Range:$36K-$68KAlt Titles:A&R Representative, A&R Rep, A&R Staffer
Album Cover Designer

Album Cover Designer

Album Cover Designers create cover art and layout for LPs and CDs based off an artist or label’s design ideas. Learn MoreAvg. Salary:$49,003Salary Range:49K to 49KAlt Titles:Record Designer, Cover Artist/Illustrator, Graphic Artist
Music Publisher

Music Publisher

Signs Songwriters to write demos, then pitches these demos to artists and labels as possible cuts on their records. They also pitch recordings for use in film, TV, and commercials. Learn MoreAvg. Salary:$53,965Salary Range:$45K-$63KAlt Titles:Publisher
A&R Administrator

A&R Administrator

Negotiates terms to secure rights to songs, masters tracks, delivers songs to DSPs, and ensures projects are under budget. Learn MoreAvg. Salary:$37,830Salary Range:$33K - $45KAlt Titles:A&R Administration Representative
Music Marketing Representative

Music Marketing Representative

Implements surveys for specific market analysis, and briefs radio stations and trade magazines on record sales. Learn MoreAvg. Salary:$50,207Salary Range:$36K-$106KAlt Titles:Marketing Rep, Marketer, Marketing Staffer
Director of A&R

Director of A&;R

The Director of A&R finds new artists, matches them with musical collaborators, and oversees the musical direction of the label. Learn MoreAvg. Salary:$124,377Salary Range:$90K-$150KAlt Titles:A&R Director, A&R Manager, A&R Executive, A&R
Artist Relations and Development Representative

Artist Relations and Development Representative

Artist Relations and Development Representatives work with artists to cultivate and develop their careers, both artistically and financially. Learn MoreAvg. Salary:$45,276Salary Range:$29K-$75K Alt Titles:Artist Relations, Development Staffer, Artist Development Rep, Product Development
Record Producer

Record Producer

Record Producers guide the production of a record by coaching the musicians, advising in pre-production sessions, and directing the in-studio recording and production process. Learn MoreAvg. Salary:$68,168Salary Range:$41K - $105KAlt Titles:Producer, Music Producer
music web designer

Music Web Designer

Learn MoreAvg. Salary:$55,810Salary Range:$40K - $79KAlt Titles:None
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 MoreAvg. Salary:$47,139Salary Range:$35K - $64KAlt Titles:Publicist
social media manager

Social Media Manager

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. Learn MoreAvg. Salary:$53,915Salary Range:$36K - $79KAlt Titles:Community Manager
Label Manager

General Manager

General Managers are the decisionmakers at a label, overseeing aspects of an album’s creation such as marketing, budgeting, distribution, and promotional shoots. Learn MoreAvg. Salary:$73,343Salary Range:$45K-$122KAlt Titles:GM, Label Manager
promotion manager

Promotion Manager

Promotion Managers serve as the head of the radio promotions department and are in charge of netting radio airplay for the label’s artists. Learn MoreAvg. Salary:$78,787Salary Range:$53K - $115KAlt Titles:Radio Promotion Manager, Record Promoter, Radio Promoter, Director of Radio Promotions
Campus Representative

Campus Representative

Promotes a label’s artists through social media, online marketing campaigns, and organizing campus-area events. Learn MoreAvg. Salary:$26,827Salary Range:$23K-$34KAlt Titles:College Marketing Representative, College Representative, Campus Rep
Marketing Coordinator

Marketing Coordinator

A Marketing Coordinator handles tour, retail, and digital marketing opportunities for a record label and its artists. Learn MoreAvg. Salary:$50,886Salary Range:$38K-$67KAlt Titles:Marketing & Promotions Coordinator
Record Company Salesperson

Record Company Salesperson

Works to sell the label’s albums and merchandise. Learn MoreAvg. Salary:$43,234Salary Range:$22K - $102KAlt Titles:Sales Representative, Sales Rep
Website Marketing Manager

Website Marketing Manager

Establishes a presence on the internet, markets and promotes the label and its artists, maintains and develops web campaigns, creates partnerships on the web and maintains publicity and press. Learn MoreAvg. Salary:$75,794Salary Range:$52K - $108KAlt Titles:Internet Marketing Director, Website Marketer, Internet Advertising Representative, Digital Marketing Manager
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 MoreAvg. Salary:Salary Range:$25,000 to $200,000+Alt Titles:Press Agent, Flack Agent
Promotion Staffer

Promotion Staffer

Works to get radio airplay for a label’s artists and sets up any on-air performances or promotional giveaways. Learn MoreAvg. Salary:Salary Range:$27,000 to $65,000+Alt Titles:Record Promoter, Radio Promoter
Director of Publicity

Director of Publicity

Oversees the Publicity Department at record labels and is responsible for formulating and managing publicity campaigns. Learn MoreAvg. Salary:$68,148Salary Range:$61K-$126KAlt Titles:PR Director, Publicity Director, Director of Publicity and Press Relations
Consumer Researcher

Consumer Researcher

Surveys consumer methods of purchasing, while analyzing and formulating consumer purchasing strategies. Learn MoreAvg. Salary:$61,857Salary Range:$40K-$101KAlt Titles:Market Analyst, Market Researcher
Regional Sales Manager

Regional Sales Manager

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. Learn MoreAvg. Salary:$92,221Salary Range:$60K - $138KAlt Titles:Marketing Manager
Sales & Marketing Manager

Sales & Marketing Manager

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. Learn MoreAvg. Salary:$75,794Salary Range:$52K - $108KAlt Titles:Marketing Manager
Recording Industry Advertising Account Executive

Record Industry Advertising Account Executive

Implements record label advertising campaigns. Learn MoreAvg. Salary:$45,779Salary Range:$33K - $66KAlt Titles:Account Representative
Recording Artist Website Content Producer

Recording Artist Website Content Producer

Produces content for the record label and artist’s website, writes articles and updates site events. Learn MoreAvg. Salary:$68,168Salary Range:$41K - $105KAlt Titles:Website Content Manager, Website Content Editor
Website Content Producer

Website Content Producer

Produces content for the record label and artist’s website, writes articles and updates site events. Learn MoreAvg. Salary:$64,973Salary Range:$39K - $96KAlt Titles:Website Content Editor, Website Copywriter
Field Merchandiser

Field Merchandiser

Distributes merchandise and promotional materials to retailers and wholesale departments. Learn MoreAvg. Salary:$29,649Salary Range:$22K-$43KAlt Titles:Merchandising Representative, Field Representative
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