Music Industry Careers

Find out about job roles in the music industry.

A&R Manager

A&Rs are agents that seek fresh talent on behalf of record labels…

Audio Engineer

Audio engineers are interchangeable with sound engineers. They use their technical knowledge and creativity to produce live or recorded sounds of high quality. 

Broadcast Presenter

Broadcasting presenters provide a public voice or face to a range of shows broadcast on TV, radio and the internet.

Composer for Video Games

The video gaming industry has a close knit relationship with the music industry. Video games use music by either licensing recorded music or hiring musicians to prepare original compositions. 

Copyright & Royalties Assistant

Copyright and royalties assistants take on an administrative position, reporting and bookkeeping royalties under a record label. 

Lighting Technician

Lighting technicians work across the media industries from fashion to film. The role demands creativity and high-level technical skills. 

Music Blogger

Music bloggers are writers that write up reviews on live music performances, song releases, albums, and music venues. Music bloggers help spread the word about up and coming venues, artists, and events in the music scene. 

Music Data Analyst

Music data analysis is one of the many technical job roles in the music industry. They usually work under a record label to analyse, report and process any trends in a label's music data. 


Music Journalist

Music journalists research, write articles, and interview with specialists and artists within the music industry. They're responsible for researching on subjects and stories, editing music news stories and features and conducting interviews for articles and critical music reviews.

Music Photographer

Music Photographers take commercial or creative images of bands and musicians for marketing, social media, album covers etc.

Music Producer

Music producers provide the recipe for recording artists. Music producers work in music studios and may create music for albums, films, advertising or other creative outlets. 

Music Promoter

Music promoters select the talent for music venues and festivals. They are responsible for coordinating live events between the artist, graphic designers, and venue's ticket office. 

Music Venue Manager

Music venue managers overlook the day-to-day operations of their music venue. Communicating with the stage managers, technicians, finance department, promoters, and marketing departments that help run music venues.

Orchestra Manager

Orchestra managers are the communication bridge between staff and orchestral performers. They're responsible for managing schedules, overviewing budget and coordinating with finances and directors. 

Project Coordinator

Project coordinators work across various industries. In the music industry project coordinators manage the administrative aspects like managing the operational management and logistics of core activities. 

Stage Manager

Stage Managers coordinate plans and communications amongst an artist's camp, the technical stage crew and venue management. Overlooking stage operations from the start and finish of a live music event. 

Synch Assistant

Sync departments in a record label surround the business of licensing their music for use in media outlets like film, advertising, gaming and TV. 

Workshop Leader

Workshop leaders facilitate practical music workshops and projects for young people, communities and the general public.