Tony works as a promoter, producer and project manager. He offers five tips for succeeding at his job.
Hannah Farnham is Head of Production & Events at Live Nation Entertainment (UK) Music.
Graham Coatman works as a composer, musical director and pianist. He also lectures and is artistic director of a music festival.
Hannah Dilworth is an education producer at Opera North, having started there as an admin assistant.
Simon runs Crew Class training courses, which provide training and advice to people entering the events and entertainment industry.
Leroy is a musician who completed a course at London's Tech Music School. He talks about being taught by Amy Winehouse's drummer and gives advice for people who also want to get into music.
Lynette Nixon manages the box office at Manchester's Oldham Coliseum theatre and live events venue.
Danny started out working front-of-house at a theatre. From there he got into the technical side of staging opera and live events.
Ellie found an arts apprenticeship opened new doors for her. Now she organises pyrotechnics and staging for outdoor live events.
Kid starting singing in a vocal group with a couple of friends and is now an established DJ and promoter.
Glenn Hazard, David Bath and Kate Townley are apprentices in the Create Gloucestershire network, which has over 100 members from across the local arts and cultural sector. They discuss how they got started as apprentices, where they want to go next and offer some tips.
Brian set up Production Services Ireland (PSI) in 1996 to meet the growing needs of the industry. Now Northern Ireland’s leading technical production company, they provide lighting for events such as Tennents Vital, Giro D’Italia and Riverdance production in China.
Deptford John has been a guitar technician for over 30 years, looking after bands' gear and instruments and teaching others how to run a tour.
Rose Durbin is a front-of-house engineer, responsible for running the sound mixdesk at live concerts.
Holly Haste works as an apprentice for Neon Street where she runs events, oversees projects and researches new musical talent. She told us about what her apprenticeship involves day-to-day, while her employer outlined his experiences of taking on an apprentice.
Seiso, Mpho, Letsebela and Wandile are technical production trainees for the South African Roadies Association, which provides young people with training and employment skills for the music tech industry. They discussed their experiences of working and learning so far.
While working in telesales, Peter discovered an interest in how people used their voices. He is now an established voice coach.
Senior director of HR for Universal Music, Morna played a key role in their groundbreaking paid internship scheme. For her outstanding commitment to passing on and developing creative skills, she was awarded the Music Skills Award 2015.
Tom Marshall started working in the sound department of a West End show after his A levels and is now a successful sound engineer.
From school assemblies to the 2012 Olympics, Miles has been working his way up in a backstage career since he was 15. He talked to us about his journey and gave some top tips for working backstage.
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