The entertainment and media industry have witnessed a phenomenal growth in last few years and it has resulted into a fair demand for music and allied professionals. Whenever we think of music as a career the only professions come to our mind are singing and lyricist. Whereas there are many other direct or allied promising career paths in the field of music. So I have gathered information on five such unconventional but fascinating careers options. Let’s learn what you would be doing if you choose one of these options.
1) If you are a music/sound Engineer:
- Your job starts inside the recording studio.
- You work on audio board when the vocalist and other instrumentalists perform.
- You help the performer with technical assistance to get best possible sound.
- You work after the recording also to manipulate the sound for the best piece.
2) If you are a music producer
- You control the direction of an audio recording.
- You ensure that the final product is of the highest quality.
- You closely work with musicians, vocalists and sound engineers.
3) If you are a Music Journalist
- You love music as much as journalism.
- You write reviews on albums, concerts, record labels, shows and performances.
- You are well informed about the music industry and write unbiased opinions.
- You are considered to be an opinion leader in the industry.
4) If you are a Music Promoter
- You are in charge of “putting on” the shows.
- You negotiate a deal with the band for the show.
- You promote the upcoming gig using various media channels.
- You make sure that everything the band needs is in place.
5) If you are a Disk Jockey (DJ)
- You are enthusiastic, creative, personable, outgoing and pleasant.
- You have ability to choose music that suits your audience’s taste.
- You create your own sounds by manipulating beats, using samples, adding extra music and sound effects.
- You have charisma to keep your audience captivated with live performances also.
- You can be a club or radio DJ.
Therefore individuals, who understand industry requirements and can deliver to the expectations, have ample of career options in Music. Still it is being suggested to have a professional education and guidance to excel in career.