Find a Career in Music to Suit Your Passion

Written by Chloe Harwood

The music business can seem like the most glamorous thing in the world to outsiders. And while there is a lot to be said for the showbiz elements, you have to understand that there is a giant well-oiled machine continually whirring and pushing forward. Each cog, or each career surrounding a band or artists play an integral role. So, if you do happen to be interested in becoming a part of that music machine there here are a couple of career suggestions for you.

If you are into travel, late nights and being in the commotion. You might be thinking about a Tour Coordinator position. You’ll be organising transportation, looking at the budgeting, negotiating with the bands and crew. Making sure the venues have the gear required for the groups to perform is a must, and if not, you’ll be sourcing them from somewhere like Getting good deals and great gigs will be your forte.

A dab hand at negotiating sweet deals? Maybe Booking Agent is something you’d consider. Often called an Agent or Booking Manager, you’ll be in charge of getting them on the road. Planning the tours and working with their management and a tour manager to getting it all looking smooth. Multitasking and thinking on your feet, getting the best deal for everyone will be your concern.

Maybe you’re into numbers, sales, and lead generations. Ever thought about owning your own record label? Well, it’s so easy to open a record label online now it takes no time at all and comes with all the appropriate papers to get you started. You can sign up bands and artists, using provided contracts or have some written up for how you would like to handle your business. It is your job to make sure if there is a platform to be sold on, that they are on it – as well as guide them in their career too. Their success is your success.

Can you spin a sour story into a sweet tale? PR might be your bag. You will craft the public’s opinion and perception of your band/artists. You’ll take the bad or negative press and find a way to spin it into gold. You’ll feed the press, bloggers, and other journos the information that helps build the artists image. It will be a fasted paced job because the news and media are a 24-hour business, but you will prosper as your clients do. Glamorous and difficult – but so worth it.

If you have a flair for art, then maybe something a little more into the design aspect is for you. Album Cover Designer, Cover Illustrator, Graphic Artist – whatever you call it they’re seriously skilled. Creating the full concepts for all the artwork that you’d usually find in a physical album or vinyl. You work with the label or artist and create something that suits the look they’ve got in their mind.

If you like the sound of any of those, there is no time like the present to start networking and getting into the music industry. Follow your passion and find a career that lets you do what you love.

About the author

Chloe Harwood