Could this be your new Music Career? (PT. 2)

With the help of, below is Part 2 of a compiled list of careers in the music industry you may never have heard of. Continue reading to potentially discover your dream job…

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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 to $125,000

Tour Coordinator Alternate Titles: Tour Director Job Description: Manages financial aspects of touring, including budgeting, reconciling show settlements, and negotiating band, crew, and vendor deals. Salary: $35,000 to $175,000+

Tour Publicist Alternate Titles: Publicist Job Description: Tour Publicists work to secure regional interviews, show previews and concert reviews for every stop on an artist’s tour. Salary: $30,000 to $100,000+


Concert Hall Manager Alternate Titles: Theatre Manager, Arena Director, Facility Director, Director of Hall Operations, Production/Facilities Manager Job Description: Manages concert hall, oversees all activities and employees in the venue

Salary: $26,000 to $90,000+

Concert Hall Marketing Director Alternate Titles: Director of Marketing, Marketing Manager Job Description: Concert Hall Marketing Directors work to promote live events by sending email blasts, creating posters, advertising in local media, and overseeing the venue’s social media. 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

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Composer Alternate Titles: Melodist, Symphonist 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 to $2,000,000+ per film

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 a Production 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

Music Editor Alternate Titles: Film Music Editor Job Description: Mixes, edits, and syncs music to film. Serves as the technical and creative liaison between the Composer and filmmakers. Salary: $1,000 to $5,000 per week


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 to $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

Music Critic Alternate Titles: Music Writer Job Description: Music Critics interview Musicians and review live performances and recorded albums for print or online media outlets. Salary: $15,000 to $30,000+

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Music Teacher Alternate Titles: Music Instructor Job Description: Music Teachers instruct elementary, junior high, or high school students in performance and music theory. They also lead various performance ensembles at the school, such as the marching band, choir, or orchestra. Salary: $30,000 to $71,200

College, Conservatory, or University Music Teacher Alternate Titles: Music Teacher, Lecturer, Instructor, Professor, Adjunct Professor, Assistant Professor Job Description: Educates students in music theory, history, composition, performance or music business studies at an institute of higher education. Salary: $32,530 to $122,360

Private Instrument Teacher Alternate Titles: Studio Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher, Vocal Teacher, Instrument Teacher Job Description: Music Teachers provide instruction in music performance and theory. They can teach one-on-one or in a group setting. Some Teachers specialise in only one instrument, while others instruct pupils in a range of different instruments. Salary: $30 to $120/hour


Publicist Alternate Titles: Press Agent, PR Person, Staff Publicist Job Description: Creates press kits, writes press releases, and contacts media to secure coverage for artists and albums. Salary: $25,000 to $150,000+

Public Relations Counsellor Alternate Titles: Publicist, P.R. Counselor Job Description: Public Relations Counsellors write press releases, pitch stories to media, and schedule and coordinate interviews. Salary: $25,000 to $200,000+

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Keep your eyes peeled for part 3 of our 'Music Career' blog series.