Career Opportunities in the Music Industry

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Infobase Publishing, 2010 - Business & Economics - 369 pages

Praise for the previous edition:
"...a practical and concise guide...a valuable resource...recommended."—American Reference Books Annual

"...organized, comprehensive, and easy to use...Highly recommended."—Choice

From making and selling records to managing the technology that helps record companies and musicians create and distribute music, the music industry offers a wide variety of exciting career options. Career Opportunities in the Music Industry, Sixth Edition provides current information on more than 90 specific jobs, including job duties, salary ranges, skill and education requirements, helpful organizations, tips for entry, and much more. A valuable starting point for career research, this book offers important information about positions of interest to job seekers. Each profile features a special Career Ladder charting the path for advancement.

This new edition includes updated salary ranges and employment opportunities, as well as comprehensive, updated appendixes of organizations, periodicals, associations, schools, and resources. Along with recent statistics and data, Career Opportunities in the Music Industry, Sixth Edition also contains a new appendix listing music career Web sites.

New and updated career profiles include:

  • A & R coordinator
  • Booking agent
  • Business manager
  • Music journalist
  • Publicist
  • Record producer
  • Recording artist
  • Session musician
  • Sound technician
  • Stage manager
  • Songwriter
  • Tour coordinator
  • and more.

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How to Use This Book
Table of Organization
Recording and the Record Business
Radio and Television
On the Road
Music Retailing and Wholesaling
Degree and Nondegree Programs
Trade Associations Unions and other Organizations
Record Companies
Record Distributors
Booking Agencies
Music Publishers
Rights Societies
Public Relations and Publicity Firms

The Business End of the Industry
Instrument Repair Restoration and Design
Publicity and Advertising
Support Services for Recording Artists
Symphonies Orchestras Operas etc
Arenas Facilities Halls and Clubs
Talent and Writing
Church Music
Entertainment Industry Attorneys and Law Firms
MusicRelated Web Sites
Career and Job Web Sites
Workshops Seminars Conferences and Conventions
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Shelly Field is the owner of The Shelly Field Organization, a public relations & management firm. She is the author of six other books in the Career Opportunities series. She lives in Monticello, NY.

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