39 Job profiles in total for Music

Working to represent performers and individuals.


 1 March 2011

Agents in theatre & dance, film and television work to represent performers and individuals. Agents can also supply artists for corporate and private events. Their clients may include actors, singers, dancers or supporting artists.

Backstage crew need to be able to unload scenery, maintain and repair the 'flying' equipment and scenery.

Backstage crew

 18 October 2012

Building sets, helping create props and operating equipment, the backstage crew support the designers and performers with the running of the show.

Working in cinemas, theatres and concert halls.

Box office staff

 17 February 2011

Box office staff work in cinemas, theatres and concert halls. They are responsible for taking bookings and payments for tickets. Box office staff also arrange for group visits and discounts. They may also advise on seating for people with disabilities or special needs.

Get experience of as many different types of dance as possible.


 12 July 2012

Choreographers create routines and movement sequences for singers and musicians to perform.

Ensemble 360, a Sheffield-based chamber group. Photography by Benjamin Ealovega

Classical musician

 2 March 2011

Classical musicians perform, compose or conduct music. They are trained to an extremely high standard in one or more instruments. A classical musician primarily plays an instrument or sings live. They may also record classical music, do session work for backing tracks, conduct performances, or write music.

Tim Brown is the founder and Managing Director of the community music organization Raw Material.

Community musician

 2 March 2011

Community musicians are musicians who work with individuals or groups to make music. They can function as a cross between community development workers and music tutors. Their work may be wholly based around developing musical ability. Community musicians also have a responsibility to achieve social goals through musical activity.


 2 March 2011

Music composers write new scores for individuals, groups and orchestras. They apply knowledge of musical elements such as rhythm, melody and texture to their work. Some composers also write songs and lyrics.

Education staff (music)

 2 March 2011

Education staff workers in the music sector support the work of teachers and development officer. They work in music related venues to enable visitors to ensure an educational experience. They may work with individual children or visitors, small groups or a whole class. The work often involves helping children and other visitors by explaining specific activities to them. They may also support children to make sense of a performance.

Clive Selwyn, musician and performer


 22 March 2011

Entertainers perform for the enjoyment for crowds or groups of people at a function.

Licensing and royalty collection

 2 March 2011

Licensing and royalty collection staff officers in the music industry collect royalties owed to them.

Lighting for live music makes use of lasers, strobes, spots, LED clusters and video screens.

Lighting Designer

 12 July 2012

Lighting designers plan the lighting for live events.

Music conductor

 2 March 2011

Music conductors help groups of instrumentalists and singers to interpret and perform pieces of music. They work to prepare musical scores for performance. Furthermore, the conductor forms clear ideas about how a piece of music should sound. They then lead a group of performers and help them to realise these ideas. They ensure that performers understand their roles and play and sing well together, producing the right notes at the right speed.

Philip Bateman is a musical director and singing coach. He teaches songs, arranges vocal harmonies, conducts cast and band for a musical.

Music director

 2 March 2011

Music directors are responsible for making the creative decisions associated with a live performance.

Music manager

 2 March 2011

Managers in the music industry promote and plan an artist’s career. These can be singers, musicians, performers or anyone else working in the music or creative industries. Music Managers market and promote the artists to further their careers.

Live music is an essential element to musical theatre. Images: Britten Sinfonia

Music performer

 15 March 2011

Performers in the music industry are musicians. They include singers, classical and popular musicians and backing or support performers who perform in front of a live audience at a show or concert.

Music programmer

 11 March 2011

Programmers in the music industry are responsible for arranging the artistic activities of artists or venues. They can work for individual artists, groups, bands, companies, or a venue (e.g. club, concert hall or opera house).

Music publisher

 11 March 2011

Music publishers develop and protect the music that songwriters and composers make. Music publishers play a vital role in the development of new music. They take care of the business side of the music making process. This allows composers and songwriters to concentrate on their creative work. The business is diverse and demands a variety of skills.

Music talent scout

 22 March 2011

A music talent scout is responsible for bringing new talent into an organisation. The talent could include actors, models or musicians. Within the music industry talent scouts are usually grouped under “Artists and Repertoire (A&R)”.

Music teacher

 15 March 2011

Music teachers work in the education and training sector in a variety of roles. They have to be qualified, well-trained and versatile in order to teach in a number of settings.

Stephen Thomson, bow maker

Musical and audio repairs

 15 March 2011

Musical instrument repairers and tuners maintain instruments and equipment. Their work gives the item a high quality of sound. Musical instrument repairers work on a wide range of musical instruments. Most specialise in one instrument such as a piano. Others have knowledge of a group of instruments such as woodwind (clarinet, flute, oboe and saxophone).

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