Roles In The Music Industry


-Negotiating with companies about contracts. -Booking events on behalf of the artist.
-Helping them on career decisions.
-Managing media platforms and working with other roles in the industry like promoters to get their artist more publicity.
-Confidence in their own decisions.
-Knowledge of media.
-Outstanding negotiation and communications skills.
-Brilliant organisation skills.
-Have the mind-set of a leader and entrepreneur.  
It can vary a lot depending who you are working with and what company you work for. It also depends on how much experience you have in this role. The salary is around £12,000 to £60,000 depending on these factors, according to

-Publicize and promote shows and artists so the artist can gain popularity and put on good shows with full crowds.
-They often work with the artist, manager and booking agent to organise events. -They publicize events through radio, television, digital adverts, email advertising or even billboards and posters.
-Strong knowledge of music.
-Outstanding communication and negotiation skills.
-Motivation, a sense of competitiveness. -Good knowledge in media; understanding of different demographics and how they consume media. -Creativity in aspects of media.
According to in 2016, the average annual salary is £60,000 for those employed by companies, however if you are working independently this will change.

-Rehearsing in studios as a solos or in a band.
-Play live in front of varied audiences at both small and large venues.
-Compose and record your own music in studios alongside producers and sound engineers.
-Promoting your music and tours with the help of your manager and promoter team if you have one.  
-Pay good attention to small details.
-Have outstanding knowledge of the arts and music industry. -Determination and a desire to succeed.
-Good verbal communication skills (especially if you are in a band).
-Be able to take criticism and even be critical about your own work.  
The salary of an artist can range from £16k and above according to This is such a varied salary as it depends on many things; fame, if you are on a label, how much experience you have as an artist, your skills with instruments/DAWs and many more. For example a famous artist signed to a label will earn more than a small local artist not signed to anything.

Live Sound Technician
-Set up PA systems like overhead speakers, bass bins, monitors, microphones etc.
-Perform sound checks.
-Be able to use mixing desks and create sound suitable for both the artist and audience.
-Create and follow a sound plan during the performance.
-Have good attention to detail.
-Knowledge of computers and electrical equipment like PA systems.
-Work well under pressure and not get easily distracted. -Be persistent and have determination to work.
According to a live sound engineer with little experience can earn around £25k however an experienced one can earn around £50k. This can also depend on what company you are working for and what artist you are working with.

-Work with musicians to create a piece of music.
-Work in recording studios with producers to turn their composition into a real song. -Sell their work and samples online.
-Ask other musicians to feature on their compositions.
-Be able to take your own and others criticism. -Be able to read and write sheet music preferably in different clefs.
-Use DAWs and notation software like Ableton and Musescore to compose music.  
The average salary for a composer according to is around £30k. An unexperienced composer can earn around £21,000 however an experienced composer can earn around £40,000.