MUSIC : Careers and Jobs


http://swllibrary.wikispaces.com

This gives you direct links to SWL Library (Researcher) Ottawa Public Library (Articles and Research Online , and Online Databases ,all guides for Bibliography and Works Cited.

General research : Google (you must use reputable sites only) - many will be sponsored by universities, music schools, official websites

Find general and current information about the job you choose.


https://www.careersinmusic.com/music-careers/


On-line Research
WikiSpaces ( Sir Wil Library) . http://swllibrary.wikispaces.com/
You can navigate everywhere from this site. It also provides you with all the guides you will need for writing essays, parenthetical notations, works cited pages, etc.
Go to tinyurl.com./sirwilresearch

At home - you will need a password.
EBSCO
User name: ocdsb Password: ebscohost
Or
User Name : Wilfrid Password: library
  1. Click on Online Research Database Research
  2. Beside Canadian Points of View – click on http://search.ebscohost.com
  3. Click on Canadian Reference Centre
  4. Punch in “Jobs in Music” or other prompts that are more specific to your topic

Ottawa Public Library Online: Ottawa Public Library Website : Connection to Electronic Databases https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/databases/search-all

Articles are available on these Databases and THEY ARE FREE. You can access them at school or at home and are much more reliable than the general internet.

The barcode on this card is your user name and your password is the last four digits of the phone number you provided on your application.
1. Go to the Ottawa Public Library site
2. Sign in on the right side. You will be asked for your library card number (bar
code on your card) and your password (your last four digits in your phone number).

3. Go to “Browse” at the top of the page and Click on “ON LINE RESOURCES”
Click on Research Databases
4. Go to Academic OneFile and submit your topic
4. You will have the choice of directly typing in your topic or you can put your topic into “category” to explore the different and interesting areas offered.

(check box for Full Text Only), Academic OneFile , General Reference Gold



Careers in Music Assignment
Ms. Morton , Ms. Schrum
Consider the following:
  1. 1. When you are choosing a topic / career, you do not necessarily have to pursue it for life. It is quite likely that you might do some part-time work, volunteer work, or apprenticeships as well. Only one person in the class may have a topic.
  2. 2. Research the following items and include it in your presentation. Note that anything you do to enhance your presentation will be appreciated by the class (samples, quick video, pictures, small interview)
  • Full title of job and any other commonly known titles
  • Variations of the job
  • Description of career or job (responsibilities, hours, skills, special equipment, raw talent, experience, etc.)
  • Skills required
  • Availability of positions / hiring probability
  • Education/ experience/ internship/practice/ etc.
  • Potential for promotion/ advancement? – be specific
  • Pay scale
  • Risk
  • Availability of positions / optimum locations?
  • Profile of someone who is doing this job (do you know or have you read about a specific person who has done this job?

Here are some suggestions!

Careers in Music
Music Producer
Alternat Producer, Beat Maker
Job Description: A Music Producer writes, arranges, produces and records songs for other Artists or for their own projects.
Salary: $25,000 to $1,000,000

DJ (Nightclub DJ)
Alternate Titles: DJ, Deejay, Disc Jockey
Job Description: A Club DJ plays songs at a nightclub, bar, rave, or party using vinyl records, CDs, or MP3s. The traditional DJ setup includes a mixer, two turntables, a sound system and headphones, although many now use CDJs or digital mixing software.
Salary: From getting paid in drink tickets to millions of dollars a year. $300/night is normal.

Rock Star
Alternate Titles: Rocker, Frontman, Frontwoman
Job Description: A Rock Star is the performer in the band who commands the most attention onstage, plays a key part in writing the band’s songs, and serves as the group’s spokesperson.
Salary: $100k-$1 million+ per gig

Songwriter
Alternate Titles: Writer, Lyricist
Job Description: A songwriter crafts songs for another Artist in hopes of creating a hit.
Salary: $0-$1,000,000+
Lyricist
Alternate Titles: Songwriter, Lyric Writer
Job Description: A Lyricist writes song lyrics for performance in songs, musicals, film/TV, and commercials.
Salary: $0-$100,000 per project

Singer
Alternate Titles: Vocalist, Pop Star
Job Description: A Singer performs the lead vocals of a song. Although he or she may have a backing band, the Singer is the star of the show.
Salary: $17,680-$40,000,000

Recording Group (or Band)
Alternate Titles: Band, Recording Act, Recording Artist
Job Description: Records tracks that are released on albums and as singles.
Salary: The SKY is the Limit!

Background Singer
Alternate Titles: Singer, Studio Singer, Session Vocalist, Vocalist, Background Vocalist, Chorus Member
Job Description: the Background Singer performs solo or with other Singers and Musicians in a recording studio or live performance.
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Production Music Writer (TV Music)
Alternate Titles: TV Music Writer, Commercial Music Writer, Film Music Composer, Music Producer, Jingle Writer
Job Description: Writes music that is usually licensed or sold to aProduction Music Library. This music is then placed into TV shows, commercials, and films. The music composer generally splits their earnings with the Production Music Library that owns the rights to the music.
Salary: $6,000 to $240,000

Composer
Job Description: Composers create musical scores for TV, film, and computer games. They use live musicians and sampling to evoke the intended mood or emotion to mirror what’s happening onscreen.
Salary: $0-$2,000,000+ per film

Session Singer
Alternate Titles: Background Singer, Backing Vocalist, Backup Singer, Studio Vocalist
Job Description: A Session Singer provides vocal accompaniment for a performer either in the studio or onstage.
Salary: $15,000-$65,000
Session Musician
Alternate Titles: Studio Musician, Backing Musician
Job Description: A Studio Musician performs a backing track for another Musician, while performing onstage or recording in studio.
Salary: Varies widely, can go up to $100,000

Show Band
Alternate Titles: Show Group, Floor Show Group
Job Description: Entertainment performers who work at hotels, casinos, halls, clubs, and more.
Salary: $250 to $15,000+ Show

Dance/Cover Band
Alternate Titles: Bar Band, Tribute Band, Lounge Band, Production Show
Job Description: Performs music so the audience can dance and have a good time at clubs, bars, casinos, lounges, and schools.
Average Annual Salary: $200-$300 per person, per show
Salary: $50 to $1,000+ per person, per show

Cruise Ship Musician
Alternate Titles: Orchestra Musician, Piano-Vocalist, Guitar-Vocalist, Lounge Band, Cover Band, String Ensemble, Cocktail Pianist, Lounge Duo, Lounge Trio
Job Description: The Cruise Ship Musician works for the cruise line, performing music in several areas of a cruise ship, including its main theatre, various lounges around the ship, and even by the swimming pool areas.
Salary: $24,000 – $54,000+

Video Game Composer
Alternate Titles: Video Game Music Composer, Composer
Job Description: Video Game Composers create musical scores for video games.
Salary: $30,000 to $75,000+

Sound Designer
Alternate Titles: Audio Designer, Sound Engineer, Audio Engineer, Audio Artist, Sound Artist, Creative Sound Designer, Technical Sound Designer
Job Description: Provides audio support for the interactive entertainment industry.
Salary: $40,000 to $120,000+

Careers in Recording
Record Producer
Alternate Titles: Producer, Music Producer
Job Description: Creates albums and tracks to be recorded by Artists. They also manage and direct the album’s development, including overseeing recording sessions.
Salary: $25,000 to $1,000,000+

Recording Engineer
Alternate Titles: Audio Engineer
Job Description: A Recording Engineer operates and sets up the recording equipment used to capture and shape the sound of an album.
Salary: $25,000-$150,000

Assistant Engineer
Alternate Titles: Recording Assistant, Recording Studio Setup Worker
Job Description: Sets up recording booth and electronics before a recording session and also fixes and replaces equipment as necessary.
Salary: $18,000 to $25,000+
Become an Assistant Engineer
Production Music Writer (TV Music)
Alternate Titles: TV Music Writer, Commercial Music Writer, Film Music Composer, Music Producer, Jingle Writer
Job Description: Writes music that is usually licensed or sold to aProduction Music Library. This music is then placed into TV shows, commercials, and films. The music composer generally splits their earnings with the Production Music Library that owns the rights to the music.
Salary: $6,000 to $240,000

Arranger
Alternate Titles: Market Adapter, Transcriber
Job Description: Arranges track/album tempo, vocals, harmony, and rhythm etc. Stays up-to-date on industry trends and maintains Musician’s style.
Salary: $20,000 to $43,000+
Become an Arranger
Orchestrator
Job Description: Transposes music from one instrument or voice to another in order to accommodate a particular Musician or group; write scores for an orchestra, band, choral group, individual Instrumentalist, or Vocalist.
Salary: Rate varies depending on employer type and length of project. Work paid by the line, page, or hourly rate.


Careers in the Record Industry
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+

A & R CoordinatorAlternate Titles: A&R Representative, A&R Rep, A&R Staffer, Talent Acquisition Representative
Job Description: The A&R Coordinator searches for new Artists that are a good fit for a particular record label’s genre and image, then signs them to a record deal.
Salary: $27,000 to $85,000+

A & R Administrator
Alternate Titles: Artist and Repertoire Administrator, A&R Administration Representative
Job Description: In charge of the clerical elements of the A&R Department, including maintaining the budgets for Artists and bands signed to a label, and working with accounting and legal personnel.

Promotion Manager
Alternate Titles: Promotion Director, Director of Promotions
Job Description: Develops, implements and directs promotional campaigns for the record label and its Artists. They work to get radio airplay and more.
Salary: $27,000 to $95,000+

Promotion Staffer
Alternate Titles: Promotions Man, Regional Staff Promotion Person, Record Promoter, Promotional Representative
Job Description: Represents and works to attain airplay for record labels and Artists at radio stations.
Salary: $27,000 to $65,000+

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+
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+
Artist Relations and Development Representative
Alternate Titles: Artist Relations, Development Staffer
Job Description: Serve as coordinator and liaison between the record label, artist management, and signed Artists in order to increase exposure.
Salary: $25,000 to $65,000+
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+
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+
Regional Sales Manager
Alternate Titles: Regional Director of Sales, District Sales Manager
Job Description: Oversees album sales to wholesalers and retailers; implements sales campaigns and protocol, manages regional departments.
Salary: $35,000 to $85,000+
Record Industry Advertising Account Executive
Alternate Titles: Account Representative
Job Description: Implements record label advertising campaigns.
Salary: $31,000 to $65,000+

Alternate Titles: Sales Representative, Sales Rep
Job Description: Work to sell the label’s albums and merchandise.
Salary: $30,000 to $50,000+
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+
Music Intern
Alternate Titles: N/A
Job Description: Performs a wide range of tasks within the record company; learns through hands-on experience and get a “foot in the door.”
Salary: $0 to $3,000+ (Credits)
Campus Representative
Alternate Titles: Student Representative, Label Representative, College Representative, Campus Rep
Job Description: Promotes albums, merchandise, and events in and/or around the college campus.
Salary: $2,000 to $7,000+
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+
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+
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+

Alternate Titles: Artists Representative, Manager, Band Manager
Job Description: Represents musical acts and guides all aspects of an Artist’s career.
Salary: 10% to 50% of an Artist’s Earnings. Most Managers receive between 10-20%.
Booking Agent
Alternate Titles: Booking Manager, Agent, Booking Representative
Job Description: Secures bookings for musical talent at venues.
Salary: $20,000 to $1,000,000+

Concert Promoter
Alternate Titles: Talent Promoter, Promoter
Job Description: A Concert Promoter will host musical artists at concerts, clubs, and events; they will also coordinate venue details.
Salary: $0 to $1,000,000+
Music Publisher
Alternate Titles: Publisher
Job Description: Publishes music, negotiates royalties, screens songs, prints music, gains copyrights, and disperses music.
Salary: $20,000 to $1,000,000+
Professional Manager
Alternate Titles: Song Plugger
Job Description: Pitches musical compositions owned by the publishing company to labels and artists for performance and recording.
Salary: $20,000 to $64,590+
Business Manager
Alternate Titles: Management Official
Job Description: Manages the finances of musicians and entertainers.
Salary: $25,000 to $1,000,000+
Music Business Accountant
Alternate Titles: Accountant, Tour Accountant, Music Specialist Accountant, Entertainment Accountant
Job Description: Music Business Accountants advise and work with musicians and music industry companies on financial matters.
Salary: $40,370 to $113,740
Entertainment Attorney
Alternate Titles: Music Attorney, Lawyer, Attorney
Job Description: Manages all legal matters for musicians. This includes contractual agreements, negotiating, advice, and counseling.
Salary: $70,000 to $150,000+

Tour Manager
Alternate Titles: Road Manager, Concert Tour Manager
Job Description: A Tour Manager manages transportation, scheduling, and the financial aspects of an Artist’s time on the road.
Salary: $25,000-$125,000
Tour Coordinator
Alternate Titles: Tour Director
Job Description: Oversees and coordinates all tour elements and personnel.
Salary: $35,000 to $175,000+

Tour Publicist
Alternate Titles: Music Publicist, Publicist
Job Description: Publicizes tour information to fans and press, handles promotions and press conferences.
Salary: $30,000 to $100,000+
Sound Technician
Alternate Titles: Resident Sound Technician, Audio Technician, Sound Engineer, Live Sound Engineer, Sound Person, FOH Engineer
Job Description: Sets up and uses soundboard and other sound equipment during concerts or performances, ensuring that levels are correct and the sound mix is right.
Salary: $60,000 to $120,000+
Lighting Technician
Alternate Titles: Lighting Tech, Electrical Lighting Technician
Job Description: Lighting Technicians rig lights, set up equipment and create onstage lighting effects to complement a performer’s live show.
Salary: $17,000 to $40,000
Advance Person
Alternate Titles: Advance Agent
Job Description: The Advance Person travels to each city on a tour, days or weeks before the band and crew arrive, in order to quality-check facilities, accommodations and promotional materials.
Salary: $25,000 to $48,000
Tour Bus Driver
Alternate Titles: Tour Driver, Entertainer Coach Driver
Job Description: Tour Bus Drivers drive bands across the country while on tour.
Salary: $30,000 to $80,000+
Concert Hall Manager
Alternate Titles: Theater Manager, Arena Director, Facility Director, Director of Hall Operations
Job Description: Manages concert hall, oversees all activities and employees in venue.
Salary: $26,000 to $90,000+
Concert Hall Marketing Director
Alternate Titles: Director of Marketing, Marketing Manager
Job Description: Coordinates marketing campaigns, oversees public relations and advertising department, develops budgets.
Salary: $25,000 to $100,000+
Stage Manager
Job Description: A Stage Manager makes sure the day-to-day operations of a concert hall or other musical venue run smoothly.
Salary: $24,000 to $75,000
Sound Technician
Alternate Titles: Resident Sound Technician, Audio Technician, Sound Engineer, Live Sound Engineer, Sound Person, FOH Engineer
Job Description: Sets up and uses soundboard and other sound equipment during concerts or performances, ensuring that levels are correct and the sound mix is right.
Salary: $60,000 to $120,000+
Nightclub Manager
Alternate Titles: Club Manager
Job Description: Oversees all employees and handles day-to-day operations.
Salary: $27,000 to $150,000+
Music Photographer
Alternate Titles: Concert Photographer, House Photographer, Photographer
Job Description: A Music Photographer shoots live concerts, musician portraits and band promo photos.
Salary: $0-$2,000 per eventt
Lighting Technician
Alternate Titles: Lighting Tech, Electrical Lighting Technician
Job Description: Lighting Technicians rig lights, set up equipment and create onstage lighting effects to complement a performer’s live show.
Salary: $17,000 to $40,000
Careers in Music Health
Music Therapist
Job Description: A Music Therapist works with clients to improve any issues with their emotional, physical, cognitive and social wellbeing through the use of music lessons, sing-a-longs, etc.
Salary: $20,000–$135,000
Voice Therapist
Job Description: Works with patients who suffer from problems like vocal cord nodules, vocal cord polyps, spasmodic dysphonia, paralyzed vocal cords, etc.
Salary: $55,000 to $100,000+
Speech Pathologist
Job Description: Works with patients who suffer from speech ailments that affect daily life.
Salary: $57,000 to $75,000+
Advertising
Publicist
Alternate Titles: Press Agent
Job Description: Promotes a musical group or Artist to the general public, creates and maintains a desired image for the musical act.
Salary: $25,000 to $150,000+
Music Journalist
Alternate Titles: Writer, Journalist, Reporter, Music Critic
Job Description: Music Journalists write music criticism and music news for print, online, and broadcast media.
Salary: $15,000-$30,000+
Music Blogger
Alternate Titles: Music Writer, Music Reporter, Contributor, Staff Writer
Job Description: A Music Blogger writes breaking music news stories to be posted on an online music blog.
Salary: $23,000 to $66,000
Public Relations Counselor
Alternate Titles: Publicist, P.R. Counselor
Job Description: Establishes an Artist, company, or musical group’s image, writes press releases, assembles press kits and arranges press conferences.
Salary: $25,000 to $200,000+
Music Photographer
Alternate Titles: Concert Photographer, House Photographer, Photographer
Job Description: A Music Photographer shoots live concerts, musician portraits and band promo photos.
Salary: $0-$2,000 per event
Music Critic
Alternate Titles: Music Critic
Job Description: Music Critics interview Musicians and review live performances and recorded albums for print or online media outlets.
Salary: $15,000 to $35,000+
Program Director (PD)
Alternate Titles: P.D., Director of Programs
Job Description: Programs radio format and DJ schedule and selects radio programs.
Salary: $27,000 to $100,000+
Music Director (MD)
Alternate Titles: Radio Music Director, MD
Job Description: A radio station’s Music Director chooses songs for airplay.
Salary: $25,000 to $95,000+
Radio DJ (DJ)
Alternate Titles: Radio Co-host, On Air Personality, Radio Personality, DJ
Job Description: A Radio DJ plays music on-air and discusses music, news, or other subjects on the breaks between songs.
Salary: $20,000-$1,000,000+
Video Jockey (VJ)
Alternate Titles: V.J., Vee-jay, Video Jock
Job Description: Introduces music videos on TV, hosts programs, discusses/reviews videos, promotes Artists.
Salary: $25,000 to $250,000+
Careers in Symphony and Orchestra
Conductor
Alternate Titles: Chief Conductor, Principle Conductor, Maestro, Music Director
Job Description: Conductors lead orchestras, operas, and other musical ensembles during live performances.
Salary: $15,000-$275,000+
Concertmaster/Concertmistress
Alternate Titles: Section Leader, 1st Violinist
Job Description: Leads an entire section of the orchestra, performs solos, tunes their section of the orchestra.
Salary: $95,000 to $517,000+

Section Leader
Alternate Titles: Principal Player
Job Description: Leads a section of the orchestra, sometimes supervises rehearsals with the section, and assigns parts to musicians.
Salary: $28,000 to $143,000+

Section Member
Alternate Titles: Classical Musician, Section Player
Job Description: Plays an instrument in the orchestra.
Salary: $28,000 to $143,000
Opera Singer
Alternate Titles: Singer, Classical Singer, Soprano, Mezzosoprano, Tenor, Countertenor, Baritone, Bass
Job Description: An Opera Singer sings and acts out operatic pieces in a theatrical setting.
Salary: $450 to $1,000+ per performance
Managing Director
Alternate Titles: Executive Director, Chief Administrator
Job Description: Handles the administrative duties of the orchestra.
Salary: $24,000 to $1,000,000+
Orchestra Manager
Alternate Titles: Assistant Manager, Operations Manager
Job Description: Assistant to Managing Director. Negotiates musical orchestra performer contracts.
Salary: $26,000 to $100,000+
Symphony Business Manager
Alternate Titles: Management Official
Job Description: Oversees orchestra’s financial affairs, prepares and distributes payroll.
Salary: $25,000 to $85,000+

Director of Development
Alternate Titles: Fundraising Director
Job Description: Coordinates annual activities and campaigns, and establishes relationships with donors.
Salary: $25,000 to $90,000+
Director of Public Relations
Alternate Titles: PR Director, Director of Press Relations, Publicity Director
Job Description: Coordinates press and promotions of orchestra, may handle advertising.
Salary: $30,000 to $75,000+

Subscriptions and Ticket Service Director
Alternate Titles: Head of Subscriptions, Ticket Service Director
Job Description: Obtains new subscribers for the orchestra, renews subscribers, records ticket sales.
Salary: $24,000 to $49,000+
Director of Educational Activities
Alternate Titles: Education Director
Job Description: Coordinates programs for students, acclimates youth with classical music, helps secure a future in classical music.
Salary: $24,000 to $50,000+
Personnel Director
Alternate Titles: Personnel Manager
Job Description: Distributes notices for career opportunities within the orchestra, screens applicants, maintains applications and potential candidates on file.
Salary: $26,000 to $65,000+
Orchestral Music Librarian
Alternate Titles: Librarian
Job Description: Catalogs and orders music for the orchestra, assists Conductor by copying scores and sheet music.
Salary: $40,000 and up

Church Music Careers
Choir Director
Alternate Titles: Music Director, Minister of Music, Administrator of Music Program
Job Description: Coordinates church choir, recruits singers, develops and trains musical talents, plans choir budget.
Salary: $20,000 to $42,000
Cantor
Alternate Titles: Hazan, Reverend
Job Description: Leads prayers in a synagogue or temple, teaches music, pastoral duties.
Salary: $25,000 to $80,000+
Church Organist
Alternate Titles: Organist, Church Musician
Job Description: Plays the organ at religious services and wedding ceremonies.
Salary: $30,000 to $110,000+

Music Health Careers
Music Therapist
Job Description: A Music Therapist works with clients to improve any issues with their emotional, physical, cognitive and social wellbeing through the use of music lessons, sing-a-longs, etc.
Salary: $20,000–$135,000
Voice Therapist
Job Description: Works with patients who suffer from problems like vocal cord nodules, vocal cord polyps, spasmodic dysphonia, paralyzed vocal cords, etc.
Salary: $55,000 to $100,000+
Speech Pathologist
Job Description: Works with patients who suffer from speech ailments that affect daily life.
Salary: $57,000 to $75,000+
Merchandising
Music Store Manager
Alternate Titles: Store Manager, Music Department Manager, Instrument Manager
Job Description: Manages music shop or music department, buys/sells instruments and equipment.
Salary: $27,000 to $48,000+
Music Store Salesperson
Alternate Titles: Music Store Salesman
Job Description: Educates consumers on new products and informs on product features, sells music accessories, instruments, supplies and more.
Salary: $13,000 to $50,000+
Record Store Manager
Alternate Titles: Store Manager, Music Department Manager
Job Description: Manages day-to-day operations, supervises workers, and opens and closes the store.
Salary: $24,000 to $48,000+

Record Store Clerk
Alternate Titles: Music Store Cashier, Sales Person
Job Description: Sells records, CDs, and merchandise, assists customers in finding music.
Salary: $17,000 to $25,000+
Instrument Sales Representative
Alternate Titles: Sales Representative, Manufacturers Representative
Job Description: Sells musical equipment to retail and wholesale dealers.
Salary: $19,000 to $75,000+
Rack Jobber
Alternate Titles: Sub-distributor
Job Description: Provides CDs, DVDs, and music merchandise to stores whose main business is not music industry related.
Salary: $25,000 to $55,000+
Instrument Work & Development
Musical Instrument Builder/Designer
Alternate Titles: Instrument Craftsman, Custom Instrument Builder, Instrument Builder/Designer
Job Description: Designs and builds instruments, either to be sold at their own shop or for a large instrument manufacturer.
Salary: $15,000 to $65,000+

Instrument Repair and Restoration Specialist
Alternate Titles: Instrument Repair Expert, Instrument Restoration
Job Description: Repairs/Restores musical equipment that is broken, scratched, or is not working.
Salary: $9 to $55+ an hour
Piano Tuner-Technician
Job Description: Piano Technicians tune and repair pianos.
Salary: $19,540 to $59,430
Careers in Other Music Careers
Ethnomusicologist
Alternate Titles: Comparative Musicologist, Musicologist, Folklorist
Job Description: Ethnomusicologists go into the field to learn about the musical practices of different groups, writing academic studies that frame musical traditions and movements through a sociocultural lens.
Salary: $30,000 to $90,000+

Choreographer
Job Description: Choreographers create and teach dances to dancers to perform on stage during concert tours, theatrical performances, or film/TV projects.
Salary: $20,000-$81,000
Celebrity Bodyguard
Alternate Titles: Bodyguard, Executive Protection Professional, Close Protection Officer, Security Guard
Job Description: Celebrity Bodyguards keep clients safe and happy. They must assess and deter possible threats from stalkers, paparazzi, and even ex-boyfriends (!) while also ensuring that the celebrity is relaxed and receives a high standard of service.
Salary: $25,000 to $500,000+
Recording Artist Website Content Producer
Alternate Titles: Website Content Manager, Website Content Editor
Job Description: Writes and maintains content on website, retains a following through various methods, gathers fan base.
Salary: $28,000 to $75,000+
Personal Assistant to Recording Artist
Alternate Titles: Music PA, Personal Aide, Assistant, Personal Assistant, Celebrity Personal Assistant, PA
Job Description: A Personal Assistant manages the day-to-day tasks of their employer’s business and personal lives.
Salary: $80,000 to $100,000+