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Do you want to work in the music industry?

24th November 2016

If you love music and are prepared to work hard and work your way to the top then MyCareer has the experience and dedicated work team to ensure your first job is a step in the right direction and help you realise your career goals.
Working in the music industry isn’t just about playing an instrument, singing or song writing. There are opportunities widely available in music education, management, backstage music, making music and performing.
Each day this week, we’ll be highlighting one of these roles – so be sure to check back regularly to see which is most suited to you!


Did you know: London has the largest share of jobs in this industry compared to other regions in the UK, with an average salary of £27,011, working approximately 38 hours per week.

As a producer, you will work with recording artists to produce music for television or advertising, carrying out activities such as listening to demo tapes, deciding upon a studio and advising on tracks to be used on an album – a critical decision to ensure success!
A music engineer provides work on the technical equipment as well as operating the mixing desks, outboard effects unit and helping the artist achieve the sound they desire working hand-in-hand with the producer, most of which being self-employed.
Both the Producer and Music Engineer work closely together, and can even be involved in the same job role by handling both aspects of the job (the technical and those regarding the recording process) at the same time.
You don’t necessarily need a degree to get involved either; entry can be claimed through academic qualifications, BTEC/SQA awards or diplomas as well as via an Apprenticeships which are available at NVQ Levels 2 and 3 in some areas although knowledge in deduction reasoning, technology design and information ordering is useful.
Learn more about the life of a Music Producer and Engineer by watching this video.

Most importantly…

Don’t sit around waiting for an opportunity to come along; your first job is an important step towards discovering your dream career, providing you with transferable experience whilst earning a wage. So whether it involves working in a musical instrument shop, box office or sales/promotion role with the guidance of MyCareer, you can find that important first role and unlock new opportunities.

Check back tomorrow to know more about the role as a vocal coach!

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