If you think you that being successful in the music industry requires having to memorize all the notes in the G-clef or having exceptional musical talent like singing ala Ariana Grande, you are definitely wrong. The music industry is broad and if you are creative enough, your love for music can be combined with your strengths.
If you have a strong business acumen, good interpersonal skills and loves music, being a concert promoter might be the job for you. Concert promoters manage everything that has to do with concerts, from marketing, to ticket sales and even security of the foreign or local performers.
A music blogger is writer or commentator who writes about concerts, musical events, and albums on their websites. They usually paid by recording studios and concert promoters for reviews and advertisements they make. If you have passion for both writing and music, try building a career as a music blogger.
Talent scouts for major music labels are responsible for finding talents and honing them to fit the label’s standards. You should also have an ear for music and knowledge for pop-culture trends. If you aspire to be one, think of Simon Cowell as an inspiration who have scouted talents for BMG and EMI music labels before building his own company. Not only that, he has become one the most respected judges in singing contests such as Britain’s Got Talent and American Idol.
There are several kinds of disc jockey or DJs. There are Radio DJs or radio personalities who introduce and play music on either AM, FM, digital or internet radio stations. Club DJs, on the other hand play and mix music in bars, clubs, or even in big rave stadiums. There are other DJs who use various techniques like turntablism and scratching. Thereby, allowing them to be classified as musicians, especially that electronic dance music has become extremely popular among millennials. Professional disc jockeys are becoming a lucrative career to date.
This is the career where science, technology and music meet. Sound engineers make sure the songs performers play sound great to the audience. Sound engineers work meticulously from the recording, manipulation, and reinforcement of sound. It is a highly technical job using various technologies and techniques to produce sound for film, television, radio, electronic gadgets and computer games.
If you are band who needs additional income, BandPage is a good way to gain more listeners and avid fans. BandPage started as a Facebook application which allowed bands to post their music. Now, BandPage has evolved into an experience haven for fans of musical artists. Musicians offer “experiences” like meet and greets, backstage access, pre-show ping pong challenges and even pre-show guitar and voice lessons. These fan experiences have brought-in additional income for bands on tour.
An arranger specializes in changing the music from its original form. More often than not, they do simplifications such as decreasing note frequency, removing trills and making fixed-key instruments easier. They are also in charged with music re-conceptualization to harmonize the song and melody. Musical Arrangers decide on what instruments, styles, musical notations and tempos to use. They also select keys for the performance score especially during concerts. This job requires instrument, orchestration and musical style knowledge. He or she should also familiar with music theory especially including harmony and different arranging styles. Many professional film composers work closely musical arrangers in order to complete a film score in breeze.