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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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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 More Avg. Salary: $68,168 Salary Range: $41K - $105K Alt Titles: Producer, Music Producer
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A&R Coordinator

A&R Coordinators find fresh talent for a label and oversee the completion of new albums. Learn More Avg. Salary: $43,118 Salary Range: $36K-$68K Alt Titles: A&R Representative, A&R Rep, A&R Staffer
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A&R Administrator

Negotiates terms to secure rights to songs, masters tracks, delivers songs to DSPs, and ensures projects are under budget. Learn More Avg. Salary: $37,830 Salary Range: $33K - $45K Alt Titles: A&R Administration Representative
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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 More Avg. Salary: $78,787 Salary Range: $53K - $115K Alt Titles: Radio Promotion Manager, Record Promoter, Radio Promoter, Director of Radio Promotions
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Promotion Staffer

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

Oversees the Publicity Department at record labels and is responsible for formulating and managing publicity campaigns. Learn More Avg. Salary: $68,148 Salary Range: $61K-$126K Alt Titles: PR Director, Publicity Director, Director of Publicity and Press Relations
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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 More Avg. Salary: Salary Range: $25,000 to $200,000+ Alt Titles: Press Agent, Flack Agent
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Artist Relations and Development Representative

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

Implements surveys for specific market analysis, and briefs radio stations and trade magazines on record sales. Learn More Avg. Salary: $50,207 Salary Range: $36K-$106K Alt Titles: Marketing Rep, Marketer, Marketing Staffer
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Consumer Researcher

Surveys consumer methods of purchasing, while analyzing and formulating consumer purchasing strategies. Learn More Avg. Salary: $61,857 Salary Range: $40K-$101K Alt Titles: Market Analyst, Market Researcher
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Tour Publicist

Tour Publicists work to secure regional interviews, show previews and concert reviews for every stop on an artist’s tour. Learn More Avg. Salary: $47,139 Salary Range: $35K - $64K Alt Titles: Publicist
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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 More Avg. Salary: $92,221 Salary Range: $60K - $138K Alt Titles: Marketing Manager
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Record Industry Advertising Account Executive

Implements record label advertising campaigns. Learn More Avg. Salary: $45,779 Salary Range: $33K - $66K Alt Titles: Account Representative
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Record Company Salesperson

Works to sell the label’s albums and merchandise. Learn More Avg. Salary: $43,234 Salary Range: $22K - $102K Alt Titles: Sales Representative, Sales Rep
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Field Merchandiser

Distributes merchandise and promotional materials to retailers and wholesale departments. Learn More Avg. Salary: $29,649 Salary Range: $22K-$43K Alt Titles: Merchandising Representative, Field Representative
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Recording Artist Website Content Producer

Produces content for the record label and artist’s website, writes articles and updates site events. Learn More Avg. Salary: $68,168 Salary Range: $41K - $105K Alt Titles: Website Content Manager, Website Content Editor
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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 More Avg. Salary: $73,343 Salary Range: $45K-$122K Alt Titles: GM, Label Manager
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Campus Representative

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

A Marketing Coordinator handles tour, retail, and digital marketing opportunities for a record label and its artists. Learn More Avg. Salary: $50,886 Salary Range: $38K-$67K Alt Titles: Marketing & Promotions Coordinator
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Music Web Designer

Web Designers use their creative skills to design the look and feel of websites for record labels and artists. Learn More Avg. Salary: $55,810 Salary Range: $40K - $79K Alt Titles: Front End Developer, Web Developer, Web Admin, Webmaster
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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 More Avg. Salary: $124,377 Salary Range: $90K-$150K Alt Titles: A&R Director, A&R Manager, A&R Executive, A&R
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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 More Avg. Salary: $75,794 Salary Range: $52K - $108K Alt Titles: Internet Marketing Director, Website Marketer, Internet Advertising Representative, Digital Marketing Manager
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Website Content Producer

Produces content for the record label and artist’s website, writes articles and updates site events. Learn More Avg. Salary: $64,973 Salary Range: $39K - $96K Alt Titles: Website Content Editor, Website Copywriter
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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 More Avg. Salary: $45,677 Salary Range: $33K-$66K Alt Titles: Record Designer, Cover Artist/Illustrator, Graphic Artist
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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 More Avg. Salary: $53,915 Salary Range: $36K - $79K Alt Titles: Community Manager
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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 More Avg. Salary: $53,965 Salary Range: $45K-$63K Alt Titles: Publisher
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